Portuguese broadcaster RTP has announced that Nicolas Alves will represent Portugal at this year’s Junior Eurovision in Yerevan!
Alves came in second place on the most recent series of The Voice Kids Portugal. The winner, Maria Gil, will turn 15 prior to the contest taking place, and therefore will be ineligible to take part.
Have a look at his audition, where he performs Eurovision winners Maneskin’s cover of Beggin’!
About Nicolas Alves
Nicolas Alves is 12 years old, and comes from Torres Vedras, where he lives with his parents, siblings, cat (Ben) and dog (Rocky). His background is multicultural – born and raised in the UK to Brazilian parents, he moved to Portugal in 2019.
He admires Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, and is also a talented guitar player!
Portugal’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Portugal first took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, with Pedro Madeira singing his song “Deixa-me sentir”. At the close of voting, Portugal finished 14th in a field of 15 participants with a total of 22 points. Portugal participated once more in 2007, before taking a 10 year break and returning to the Contest in 2017. Since then, Portugal has participated a total of six times.
Portugal’s most recent participation came in 2021, when Simão Oliveira represented the nation in Paris with song “O Rapaz”. Once the combined scores were revealed, Portugal finished in 11th place with 101 points. This is currently Portugal’s best result at the Junior Contest, with 92 points coming from the online vote, whilst the remaining 9 came from professional juries.
What do you make of Portugal’s choice for Junior Eurovision 2022? What sort of music would you like to hear from Nicolas? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2022!
News Source: RTP
Photo Credit: RTP