Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station RTP
National selection events Festival da Canção Junior (2006—2007)
Participation summary
Appearances 2
First appearance 2006
Last appearance 2007
Best result 14th: 2006
Worst result 16th: 2007
External links
Portugal’s page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007

The participation of Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contestfirst began at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006which took place in BucharestRomaniaRádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), were responsible for the selection process of their participation. Portugal used a national selection format, broadcasting a show entitled “Festival da Canção Junior”, for their participation at the contests. This was a junior version of Festival da Canção, the national music competition organised by broadcaster RTP to choose the Portuguese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2006 contest was Pedro Madeira with the song “Deixa-me sentir”, which finished in last place out of fifteen participating entries, achieving a score of twenty-two points. Portugal withdrew from competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, and have yet to make their return to the contest.


Portugal has sent two entries to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, first entering in 2006. Both Portuguese entries finished second-last, and Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), the Portuguese broadcaster, withdrew after the 2007 Contest, despite high viewing figures.[1] On 28 July 2014, it had been announced that Portugal would return in Marsa, Malta,[2] but on 4 September 2014 it was announced that they wouldn’t have taken part after all.[3]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2006 Pedro Madeira “Deixa-me sentir” Portuguese 14 22
2007 Jorge Leiria “Só quero é cantar” Portuguese 16 15
Did not participate between 2008 and 2016

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[4] The Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, sent their own commentators to the contest in order to provide commentary in the Portuguese language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Portugal. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2005.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2005 Eládio Clímaco Portugal did not participate
2006 TBC Joana Galo Costa
2007 Clara Pedro
Did not participate between 2008 to 2016

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Portugal’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2007: