Ahead of Portugal’s Junior Eurovision 2023 participation next week, Portuguese broadcaster RTP has announced their broadcasting plans for this year’s contest. This year, Portugal will be represented by Júlia Machado with her entry “Where I Belong“
Junior Eurovision 2023 to be broadcasted in various broadcasters
RTP has revealed that the competition will air on RTP1 and Rádio Zig Zag in Portugal, and internationally the competition will air on RTP Internacional, RTP África and RTP Play at 3PM GMT on November 26.
Portugal is not the only broadcaster to simulcast the air the contest. Polish broadcaster TVP has also revealed that they will be airing Junior Eurovision 2023 on three channels.
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: Pedro Pina / RTP