Joana Almeida Vem Comigo Come With Me Junior Eurovision 2019 Portugal

Portugal doesn’t have the most stellar record at Junior Eurovision, but as we know, a victory can come from anywhere. Hoping to achieve that for the Iberian nation is Joana Almeida with “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)“.

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Portugal in Junior Eurovision 2019: Joana Almeida “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)”

The talented ten-year-old was internally selected by RTP after winning the popular child singing contest Gala Internacional dos Pequenos Cantores da Figueira da Foz.

Joana is passionate about singing, telling JuniorEurovision.tv that, “I wish to achieve a good score for Portugal, I wish to conquer the audience, to have fun on that huge stage and to be happy doing what I love the most: to sing!”

What do the “Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” lyrics mean?

Written by João Pedro Coimbra, a successful musician and frontman of the band Mesa,”Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” is an upbeat song with a fun, child-like energy. It fits well with Joana’s voice and personality. The Portuguese rep says: “It speaks of nature and the environment and how, all together, we can help saving the planet, our home”.

The song begins in Portuguese, with a strong environmentalist message: “They say I am young and know nothing about life, but if the Earth suffers we suffer at the same time, it’s our home and of everything that exists, and I love all the things she gives me”. The verse continues with a call to action for others to join her cause “It’s so easy to understand that nature is our mother, and like us, she is free, she belongs to no one, come with me, I can’t make it alone”.

A sense of urgency builds as the song progresses: “I am young but I know what to do, time is running out to save the Earth, come make a difference, we can make it work, let’s make it happen now”. It’s a very powerful and timely theme and should resonate well with the show’s young audience.

By the end, the intensity reaches a high: “I hear that everything is normal, that global warming is a false alarm, but I am afraid, I leave in a sea of green, that can be destroyed by the fire and the drought”. Her pleas become more pressing “It’s time to wake up, we can go further, and all together defend our home, we are going to make it, forever united, I need you, I need you now”.

But “Vem Comigo” is a song of light and shade. It concludes with a hopeful note. Through cooperation and friendship, the looming climate crisis can be averted: “Let’s come together and be friends forever and let’s make it happen now.”

“Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” is just one of several entries with a strong social message in this year’s Junior Eurovision. Nonetheless, its message is extremely relevant and the themes of inclusivity and working together ensure that it never comes across as too preachy.

What do you think of Portugal’s chances? Can it take the JESC trophy so soon after winning the adult version? Let us know in the comments. And click here to read more Junior Eurovision 2019 lyrics.

“Vem Comigo (Come With Me)” lyrics — Joana Almeida (Portugal JESC 2019)

Written and composed by: João Pedro Coimbra

Portuguese text

Dizem que sou nova e da vida nada sei,
mas se a Terra sofre, nós sofremos também.
É a nossa casa, é de todas as coisas
e eu adoro tudo o que ela me dá.
É tão fácil perceber que a natureza é nossa mãe.
E ela, como nós, é livre, não pertence a ninguém.
Vem comigo, I can’t make it alone.
But together, together we’re strong.
I am young but I know what to do,
time is running out to save the Earth.
Anda sê diferente, we can make it work,
Let’s make it happen now.
Soon it’ll be too late, I can’t do it all alone.
I need you now!
Ouço dizer que está tudo normal,
que é falso alarme o aquecimento global.
Mas tenho medo, vivo num mar de verde
que o fogo e a seca podem destruir.
Está na hora de acordar, podemos ir mais além,
defender todos juntos, a nossa casa-mãe.
Vamos conseguir, unidos para sempre.
I need you, I need you now.
Let’s come together and be friends forever and…
Let’s make it happen now!

English translation

They say I am young and know nothing about life,
But if the Earth suffers we suffer at the same time.
It’s our home and of everything that exists,
And I love all the things she gives me.
It’s so easy to understand that Nature is our mother.
And like us, she is free, she belongs to no one.
Come with me, I can’t make it alone.
But together, together we’re strong.
I am young but I know what to do,
time is running out to save the Earth.
Come make a difference, we can make it work,
Let’s make it happen now.
Soon it’ll be too late, I can’t do it all alone.
I need you now!
I hear that everything is normal,
That global warming is a false alarm.
But I am afraid, I leave in a sea of green
That can be destroyed by the fire and the drought.
It’s time to wake up, we can go further,
And all together defend our home.
We are going to make it, forever united.
I need you, I need you now.
Let’s come together and be friends forever and…
Let’s make it happen now!

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The production in this has been a major complain amongst jesc fans but I like it
Unfortunately, it’s a very strong year so even though I really like it, It might be my 14th/15th place as of right now
There’s only one song I can’t stand this year and it’s Belarus’s, and 3 songs which I think are kinda “Meh”, but pretty much like/love everything else.

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Sounds promising 🙂 It night even lead to Portugal’s best result, but it all depends on the staging 😉 #onlytimewilltell

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

meh, poor execution for a relevant message

DuncanHater
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DuncanHater

Horrible, she or Walles will be last

Euphoria
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Euphoria

Guys some of these comments are so toxic. This is junior Eurovision and with such young artists competing you can’t just come out and say that this is horrible or it will come last. Anyway I feel that with the correct staging this will do well in Gliwice.

DuncanHater
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DuncanHater

Oh, sure, cause they are “kids” (teens) it is much better tell them lies. Welcome to the real world, she is in a competition and her song is not good. So it is like if you go to a shcool test and you don’t study. Results are coming darling.

Euphoria
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Euphoria

Well if you think the songs at horrible then I suggest you don’t watch junior Eurovision at all. Also, I am a child who has dreams of one day competing at Eurovision. When someone says something bad about a song I have worked hard on, I can feel quite upset because all that hard work has gone to waste. Imagine Joana Almeida (the singer of the Portuguese song) came down here and saw some of these comments. She is representing her country on the world stage. For normal Eurovision you could say a song is horrible because they are adults… Read more »

Graph
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Graph

In case you didn’t know, she’s young and she knows what to do!

The assertiveness is admirable.

C F
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C F

Assertiveness is irrelevant when the song is poor! Her song will end up last. Resistance is futile.

Africavision
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Africavision

This entry is really growing on me. It is still presently outside my personal top 10 songs for this edition, but I think it might be Portugal’s best JESC entry to date, and subsequently I do hope they achieve their best placing this year. Joana is too darn precious. How cute is it when she says “Hearth” for “Earth”? Oh, and thanks for these lyrics Wiwibloggs… I was singing “and the city friends, we can make it work”, instead of “anda sê diferente, we can make it work”.

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sexta-feira yeah

Hahahah, lost in translation there.

Where I belong
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Where I belong

I like this song. With a suitable performance it could score high !