Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Albania, Ukraine, Malta, Serbia, Poland, North Macedonia, and Portugal. Seventh to rehearse today was Portugal’s Nicolas Alves.
What did we learn about Nicolas’ staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
From the pictures we have seen today, we can see that Nicolas will be along for his performance. We see that the main aspect of his performance mainly revolves around the lighting where we see the stage lighting using bright and dark colours. Nicolas also brings a guitar, which he uses within the performance.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Nicolas’ first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
About Nicolas Alves
Nicolas currently lives in Torres Vedras. He was born to Brazilian parents in the U.K – where he lived until age 10. He gained popularity in Portugal after taking part in The Voice Kids Portugal, where he sang a cover of Måneskin’s version of “Beggin”. Nicolas’ hobbies include playing the guitar and cooking. He sites Elvis Presley and Queen as musical influences.
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.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Hugo Manso