Portugal: Simão Oliveira to sing ‘O Rapaz’ at Junior Eurovision

The Portuguese Junior Eurovision entry is now out. Simão Oliveira will sing the fado-style song, O Rapaz in Paris later this year.

O Rapaz, which translates to ‘The Boy’ was composed by Fernando Daniel and Diogo Clemente. Fernando Daniel won The Voice Portugal in 2016, and later on became a coach on The Voice Kids. He mentored Simão during the 2021 season of the show, and Simão went on to win the competition. Fernando also attempted to represent Portugal at Eurovision in 2017 with the song ‘Poema a Dois’ written by Henrique Feist. He placed 5th in the competition.

Diogo Clemente has taken part in Festival da Canção as a composer, writing for Peu Madureira in 2018. Peu finished third in the final with the song Só por ela.

Listen to O Rapaz below: