Interest in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has increased year on year as 60,000 more viewers tuned in to the final live from Minsk, Belarus.
A total of 277,000 tuned in to watch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 live from Minsk, Belarus on RTP 1. The show recorded an increase in viewership of 67,000 viewers over last year, while the competition also recorded a 0.8% increase in market share to 8%. The show was the 8th most watched program on RTP 1 on Sunday.
Portugal was represented by Rita Laranjeira with the song “Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)”. Portugal finished 18th with a total of 42 points. Portugal received no points from the juries, and placed 13th in the online vote with 42 points.
Who is Rita Laranjeira?
Thirteen-year-old Rita Laranjeira was born on 3rd March 2005 in Sintra, Portugal. The young singer is no stranger to singing on stage, as seen in her YouTube videos, which feature her many stage performances over the past year. Earlier this year she also participated in the final of Kids Music Fest in Portugal.
At the live auditions, which took place earlier this year, Rita performed covers of “Eu sei”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and “I Surrender”. The professional jury panel reviewed Rita and nine other artists’ performances before ultimately crowning the young singer as the winner.
Source: ESC Portugal