In the lead up to this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the participating countries continue to reveal their Junior Eurovision 2023 entries. This time, we are getting closer to hearing Portugal’s entry to Nice, as RTP reveals when Júlia Machado’s entry will be released.
Entry to be released on October 9
RTP has announced on social media that Júlia’s Junior Eurovision entry will be released on October 9. As the broadcaster reveals the release date, they posted some behind the scenes pictures on what seems to be the music video of Júlia’s entry.
As we have previously reported, the authors for Júlia’s Junior Eurovision entry 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”.
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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News Source: RTP
Photo Credit: RTP