The thirteenth artist to feature in our Who Is series for the Junior Eurovision 2021 season is Simão Oliveira from Portugal.
Fourteen-year-old Simão Oliveira is from Arouca, a village near Porto, Portugal. He began singing at four years old and currently practices the clarinet in his hometown’s youth band. Simão won the latest season of The Voice Kids Portugal under the mentorship of Fernando Daniel, who has gone on to write his competing Junior Eurovision song alongside Diogo Clemente.
Simão will sing “O Rapaz” at the contest in Paris next month.
Image Source: JuniorEurovision.tv / Filipe Faleiro
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”.