Nuno Galopim has been confirmed as the Portuguese commentator for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
For a third year Nuno Galopim will be providing the Portuguese commentary for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Nuno will be providing commentary from the RTP studios in Lisbon, and is one of a number of commentators who will not be making the journey to the arena in Gliwice, Poland.
Who is Joana Almedia?
Joana was selected by RTP after winning the Gala dos Pequenos Cantores da Figueira da Foz on July 14 this year. This was the first year in which neither the Portguese entrant or song was selected via a public submission.
Joana’s song was written and composed by João Pedro Coimbra, who was invited by RTP to compose this year’s Portguese entry. João also composed “Don’t Walk Away” by Pedro Gonçalves, which finished sixth in Festival da Canção 2017, the Portguese selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Source: ESC Portugal
Portugal debuted at the 2006 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Budapest, Romania. The country placed second-last that year and the year later, before withdrawing in 2008. They were not to return until 2017 where they were represented by Mariana Venancio, who placed 14th with her song “YouTuber”.