After being selected as Portugal’s Junior Eurovision 2023 representative, Júlia Machado is now preparing for their participation in Nice. Now, RTP has unveiled the team that is writing Portugal’s entry for this year’s competition.
Familiar faces in the songwriting team
As the Portuguese song is in the works, RTP has revealed the people Júlia will be working with on their entry, which are Aurora Pinto, Fernando Daniel, Twins and João Direitinho. In terms of familiarity, Twins was one of the songwriters for Mimicat’s entry “Ai Coração”, whilst Fernando Daniel co-wrote Simão Oliveira’s entry “O Rapaz”
At the time of writing, it is yet to be announced when Júlia’s entry for this year’s competition will be released.
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.
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