Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|National selection events||Festival da Canção Junior (2006—2007)|
|Best result||14th: 2006|
|Worst result||16th: 2007|
|Portugal's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see
Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The participation of Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 which took place in Bucharest, Romania. Rádio 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. On 28 July 2014, it had been announced that Portugal would return in Marsa, Malta, but on 4 September 2014 it was announced that they wouldn't have taken part after all.
- Table key
|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
Commentators and spokespersons
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. 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.
|2005||Eládio Clímaco||Portugal did not participate|
|2006||TBC||Joana Galo Costa|
|Did not participate between 2008 to 2016|
The tables below shows Portugal's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2007:
- Portugal in the Eurovision Dance Contest – Dance version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
- Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest – Senior version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Portugal in the Eurovision Young Dancers – A competition organised by the EBU for younger dancers aged between 16 and 21.
- Portugal in the Eurovision Young Musicians – A competition organised by the EBU for musicians aged 18 years and younger.
- Florindo, Luis (2007-12-11). "Portugal: high viewing figures for JESC 2007". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- Granger, Anthony (28 July 2014). "Portugal: Return To Junior Eurovision". Eurovoix. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- Granger, Anthony (4 September 2014). "Portugal: Will Not Take Part In JESC 2014". Eurovoix. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision ng Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Official EBU Page