The Portuguese public broadcaster, RTP, might have decided to return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Last year, the 18th edition of the Junior Song Contest saw only 12 countries taking part in the event, as 8 countries decided to withdraw from the competition (mostly due to the covid-19 pandemic). One of them was Portugal.
This year, Portugal could be returning to the competition, as Carla Bugalho, from RTP, has joined the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be held in France, who earned the right to host it after Valentina and her song “J’imagine” won the previous year in Poland , with an amount of 200 points. Currently, the following countries have confirmed their participation:
- The Netherlands
Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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”.