Portugal achieved their best ever result at last year’s contest. Now they’re aiming to continue the upwards trend at Junior Eurovision 2022. Nicolas Alves has the job of representing the Iberian nation in Yerevan with his song “Anos 70”.
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Portugal in Junior Eurovision 2022: Nicolas Alves with “Anos 70”
Broadcaster RTP used the Portuguese edition of The Voice Kids to select an entrant for Junior Eurovision 2022. Since the age range of participants on The Voice Kids is different to that at Junior Eurovision, the honour went to the highest-placed act who would also be eligible to compete at Junior Eurovision. Thus, it was runner-up Nicolas Alves who was eventually chosen. He competed on the show as pat of Team Carolina Deslandes, who also wrote Nicolas’s song for Junior Eurovision.
Nicolas was born in England to Brazilian parents, and he lived in the UK until he was 10 years old. In 2019, the family moved to Torres Vedras in Portugal, where they now live with Ben the cat and Rocky the dog.
The young performer started singing at age four. He watched videos of Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, hoping to one day become a singer just like them and unite people through music.
What do the “Anos 70” lyrics mean?
Nicolas was known on the The Voice Kids for his gravelly vocals, performing hits by 1970’s icons such as Queen and Michael Jackson. Carolina Deslandes wrote the song with this in mind, and so the entry focuses on Nicolas’s love for “Anos 70” (“The ’70s”).
I play an old tune like my father does
If I’m with myself, I really feel at peace
I try to explain, but no one understands
That I should have been born in the ’70s
The young singer notes that not everyone appreciates his style. However, he hopes they will just let him be, as we should always encourage people to be their true authentic self rather than forcing them to be something they’re not.
I sing hoarsely
But let me just be me
‘Cause I don’t know how to be anything else
And I don’t want anything else
“Anos 70” lyrics – Nicolas Alves (Portugal JESC 2022)
Music and lyrics by: Carolina Deslandes and Agir
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