Portugal to select their JESC act with a national selection

Last year Portugal returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after a decade long break from the contest, and this year they’re back to compete once again. Last year a national selection was used to select their act, and this year much remains the same although this year the competition will be held online.

Portuguese broadcaster RTP is holding two submissions, the first for the actual artists who could represent the nation at the contest. Singers between the ages of 9 and 14 are invited to send videos to the broadcaster (junioresportugal@rtp.pt).

The submission period will be open from the 1st of September up until the 15th of September. After the closing of this period, the broadcaster will review the received submissions and between 5-10 singers will be invited to take part in auditions.

The other submission that is open is for the song that the chosen artist will sing at the contest. The song will be chosen internally, and the broadcaster is looking for songs that revolve around the topics of diversity, modernity and empathy.

Songs can be submitted until the 28th of September and once the song has been decided, the artist selected will then record their version of the song.