RTP has revealed the five jurors that formed the Portuguese jury at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed the five persons that formed the Portuguese jury at Junior Eurovision. Each jury was formed of five jurors, three adults and two children. The Portuguese jurors were:
- Afonso Silva – The Voice Kids 202
- Joana Almeida – Represented Portugal at Junior Eurovision 2019
- Andrea Basílio – RTP
- Elisa – Selected to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2020
- Luís Marques – OGAE Portugal
The points awarded by the Portuguese jury were:
- Armenia – 12 points
- Azerbaijan – 10 points
- Portugal – 8 points
- France – 7 points
- Bulgaria – 6 points
- Georgia – 5 points
- Malta – 4 points
- Spain – 3 points
- Germany – 2 points
- Kazakhstan – 1 point
Portugal was represented by Simão Oliveira with “O Rapaz”, he finished `11th with 101 points. This is the best result to date for Portugal in the competition and saw Portugal place third in the online vote.
Image Source: Thomas Hanses | Source: ESC Portugal
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”.