Muireann McDonnell will represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Eleven-year-old Muireann McDonnell was born in the Irish capital of Dublin. Throughout her musical career, Muireann has performed at multiple events, including the Fingal Film and Arts Festival, as well as an event for World Suicide Prevention Day earlier this year at Skerries in Ireland. Muireann is no stranger to performing on stage and often plays her guitar while she sings.
Earlier this year, Muireann took part in Junior Eurovision Éire, in which she won the first semi-final, beating off competition from seven other talented singers from across Ireland. She then went on to perform at the final of the competition, which she won. She will perform the song “Súile Glasa” in Tbilisi, Georgia becoming just the third Irish singer to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Ireland debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the 2015 contest in Sofia, Bulgaria. The countries participation is organised by the Irish language broadcaster, TG4. At the 2015 contest in Bulgaria Ireland was represented by Aimee Banks with the song “Réalta na mara”, she finished 12th in the final. At the 2016 contest in Malta, Ireland was represented by Zena Donelly with the song “Bríce ar Bhríce”. She finished 10th in the final scoring a total of 122 points, including receiving the countries first 12 points in the contest.