Simão Oliveira will represent Portugal at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
We are thrilled to introduce Simão Oliveira, the 14 year old winner of The Voice Kids, from Arouca, a village near Porto.
A talented clarinetist, Simão plays in his hometown’s youth band and is the first member of his family to pursue a career in music.
He began singing at the age of 4 and fell in love with fado; the traditional style of Portuguese story-telling through expressive and profoundly melancholic songs. His idols from that genre are: Tony de Matos, Amália Rodrigues (known as the ‘Queen of Fado’) and António Zambujo (one of the coaches on The Voice: Portugal).
Outside of music, Simão loves the countryside and animals; he keeps chickens, rabbits and a dog, and helps his parents take care of the land they own. He’s considering studying agricultural engineering at college.
A lot of Simão’s time is spent with his grandparents. He loves to cook with them and sing for them… traditional fado songs, of course!