The first look at Simão Oliveira’s performance for Portugal at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has been released.
Portugal has brought a stripped back staging of “O Rapaz” for Junior Eurovision. Simão wears an orange jacket and flat cap, with the staging being a simple spotlight on the singer throughout.
Simão Oliveira will perform 19th in the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “O Rapaz”.
Who is Simão Oliveira?
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.
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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”.