Junior Eurovision 2021 Rehearsals: 1st Rehearsal for Portugal's Simão Oliveira

Junior Eurovision 2021 Rehearsals: 1st Rehearsal for Portugal's Simão Oliveira
Tuesday, 14 December 2021

  • The rehearsals for Junior Eurovision 2021 kicked off today at La Seine Musicale with today's rehearsal program opened by Portugal's Simão Oliveira.

    Junior Eurovision 2021 rehearsals kick off in Paris and the 9 out of the 19 competing acts will be taking the stage to rehearse their entries on the stage of La Seine Musicale, the concert hall that will host this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Namely Portugal, Ireland, Malta, Netherland, Germany, Italy, Georgia, Spain and  Poland are scheduled to make their first rehearsals. 

    The first act to rehearse for thr first time on stage was Simão Oliveira from Portugal who will be singing "O Rapaz" (The Boy). He will be performing 19th in Sunday's Live show. 

    Olivera appaers on stage wearing an orange jacket and flat cap and his staging present him alone spotlighted on stage. A rather minimal and neat staging which allows to direct the audience's attention to the amazing vocals the Portuguese act delivers throughout the song. 

    A few words for Simão Oliveira

    Simão Oliveira is 13 years old  from Arouca. He lives with his parents and his 8-year-old sister, Rita. Everyone in the family likes to sing and are very excited, but no one has the dream of pursuing a career. The mother works at the Town Hall and the father at the Santa Casa. 

    He started singing at the age of 4  .When he started listening to fado at the age of 6, he fell in love. There he wanted to start listening to the oldest and most traditional themes and fado singers.  

    He frequents the youth band of Arouca and plays the clarinet . Friends find it very funny to sing fado, because it is fashionable, but when they sing the classics they always think it is old. He does not care! His references are Tony de Matos, Amália, and recently Zambujo. 

    This year he participated in the Portuguese edition of The Voice Kids, which he won. 


    News Source: JuniorEurovision.tv