Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Joana Almeida will represent Portgual in Gliwice-Silesia

She's representing Portugal with her song Vem Comigo (Come With Me)

Earlier today, Portuguese broadcaster RTP has confirmed that Joana Almeida will be representing Portugal at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia.

Joana is known to Portuguese audiences by winningGala Internacional dos Pequenos Cantores da Figueira da Foz‘, which is one of the popular children’s singing competition in Portugal.

About Joana’s Junior Eurovision entry

Joana’s Junior Eurovision entry is titled ‘Vem Comigo (Come With Me)‘, a song of hope and that the younger generation can make a positive impact with regards to the health of the planet, despite the danger that the earth is currently facing.

The Portuguese Junior Eurovision entry was composed by João Pedro Coimbra, and was invited by RTP to write and compose the Portuguese entry for Gliwice-Silesia.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

Portugal at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

In 2018, Portugal selected their Junior Eurovision entry through a national selection ‘Juniores de Portugal’. Rita Laranjeira managed to win the contest and represented Portugal with her song “Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)“. In Minsk, she managed to finish 18th, with 42 points from the online vote.

Rita Laranjeira performing her entry
“Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)” in Minsk

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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