Simão Oliveira has started rehearsals ahead of his participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this December.
Portugal’s representative Simão Oliveira has commenced rehearsing for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The singer was pictured over the weekend with songwriter Fernando Daniel, rehearsing for his performance in Paris.
According to Roda Viva the Portuguese delegation are confident of a strong result in Paris, with staff accompanying the singer saying:
and we’re not just going to participate, but to achieve something else…
Fernando Daniel and Diogo Clemente have composed the song that Simão will be performing at the contest in December. Portugal is returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after a one-year absence. The broadcaster did not compete in the 2020 contest due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Image Source: JuniorEurovision.tv / Filipe Faleiro | Source: Roda Viva
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”.