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Junior Eurovision 2021: Portugal

The Aussievision team have listened and ranked all Junior Eurovision songs and we have our final rankings. Portugal have finished in eighteenth place. Details, individual rankings and comments below.

The entry

Simão Oliveira - 'O Rapaz'

Simão Oliveira is representing Portugal at 14 years of age. Born in Arocua in northern Portugal, he started singing at aged 4 and plays the clarinet. He also competed on the ‘The Voice Kids Portugal’ in 2021. Former host of Eurovision, Catarina Furtado, announced moment before the win that the winner of the contest would represent Portugal this year. Simão won ‘The Voice Kids Portugal’ and therefore went on to represent his country this year.

The Aussievision team rankings

  • 4th - Dale

  • 5th - Craig

  • 7th - Steve

  • 13th - Mike

  • 15th - Kyriakos

  • 16th - Estelle

  • 18th - Ford

  • 18th - Hugo

  • 18th - Laura

  • 19th - Cooper

  • 19th - Emma

  • 19th - Haylee

  • 19th - Josh

  • 19th - Tim

The comments

Simão has a beautiful voice for such a young man, it really sounds like it is being sung by an adult. I genuinely find this really quite touching and almost sounds like a soundtrack to a movie. Saying that, it's something I really enjoy but I'm not sure how it'll fit or do at Junior Eurovision, so I do feel a little conflicted. But it's my own taste and I think it's really quite beautiful ~ Dale

A talented vocalist with a distinctive song from yesteryear. Charming! ~ Steve

One of, if not the most mature entry this year. Personally, I'm not a fan of acoustic ballads. I can see this song having its fans and no doubt will be a standout song during the show. ~ Cooper

Quite a subtle song and almost a little too 'old-fashioned' for Junior Eurovision in 2021. Nice song however! ~ Mike

This has a very distinct style that is uniquely Portuguese. It’s not for me but I respect what he’s doing. ~ Laura

Portugal at Junior Eurovision

Portugal have competed five times at Junior Eurovision. They first entered in 2006 but withdrew after the 2007 Contest. They returned a decade later in 2017 and withdrew last year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Their best result at Junior Eurovision is 14th place with their debut entry in 2006 with 'Deixa-me sentir' by Pedro Madeira and in 2017 with 'Youtuber' by Mariana Venâncio.

"The entry" and "Portugal at Junior Eurovision" written by Tim

Aussievision team's Junior Eurovision 2021 rankings

Aussievision Podcast - Junior Eurovision 2021 Preview

Our bonus preview episode of Junior Eurovision 2021 is out. We run through the Contest, the top 3 songs from the Aussievision team and make predictions.

Listen to it on Apple Podcasts here:

And on Spotify here:


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