🇵🇹 Júlia Machado to represent Portugal at Junior Eurovision 2023

🇵🇹 Júlia Machado to represent Portugal at Junior Eurovision 2023

After confirming their participation at Junior Eurovision 2023 last week, Portugal has now selected its act as RTP reveals that the winner of the latest season of The Voice Kids Portugal Júlia Machado will represent Portugal at Junior Eurovision 2023 in Nice.

The Voice Kids Portugal used as the selection of the Portuguese artist

As it has done so since its return to Junior Eurovision in 2021, RTP has once again opted to use The Voice Kids to select its representative. Júlia Machado auditioned for the latest series of ‘The Voice Kids’ with “Part of Your World” from Little Mermaid.

Aurea and Fernando Daniel turned around for Júlia. Aurea was initially Júlia’s mentor. However, Fernando stole Júlia when the opportunity arose after the Battles round of the competition and ended up winning the competition. This marks the second occassion where Fernando Daniel’s act went on to represent Portugal at Junior Eurovision, with the other being Simão Oliveira in 2021.

Now that Portugal has selected its representative for Junior Eurovision, work on Júlia’s entry for Nice is now underway, with Júlia’s entry to be revealed in due course.

About Junior Eurovision 2023

Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in ‘Nice’ after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, where its 2022 representative Lissandro won the competition with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET in Nice, at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice, which can accomodate up to 9,000 spectators.

At the time of writing the following countries have been confirmed for this year’s contest:

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 seven times.

Portugal’s most recent participation came in 2022 when Nicolas Alves represented the nation in Paris with song “Anos 70”. Once the combined scores were revealed, Portugal finished in 8th place with 121 points. This is currently Portugal’s best result at the Junior Contest, with 70 points coming from the online vote, whilst the remaining 51 came from professional juries.

Are you excited to hear Julia’s song for Portugal? Are you hoping to attend the contest in Nice? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow That Eurovision Site on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok as we gear up for Junior Eurovision 2023.

News Source: RTP

Photo Credit: RTP

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