Simão Oliveira was the first act selected for Junior Eurovision 2021, check out how he is feeling ahead of this evening’s show.
The Euro Trip’s Rob Lilley speaks to Simão Olivera about the staging, his song, and his trademark hats. Listen to the full interview below and check out the latest episode of The Euro Trip on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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”.