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Ireland: Two Junior Eurovision Éire Acts Revealed

Two of the acts that will be competing in Junior Eurovision Éire 2018 have been revealed, with one week to go until the first show.

Stage Academy Newbridge have revealed to Kildare Now that two of the acts in this years Junior Eurovision Éire are formed of students from their academy. The two acts that have made it through to the semi-finals of Junior Eurovision Éire are girl groups.

The groups are The Dynamos and cailíní KLL. The Dynamos are formed of Ali Kaye, Laura Jane Kaye, Faye Quinn, Niamh Whitehead, Katelyn Dennehy and Lucy Murray. They will be performing a song written by Ali Kaye. The groups teacher Katie Conlan explained that;

Ali wrote this song about her Dad and it is very special to this group of young performers and it explains a daughter’s love for her father.

cailíní KLL is made up of  Lauren Mcloughlin, Lauren Smullen, and Kela Heeney and will be performing a song by Katie Conlan. Katie added;

It has a sort of 60s theme to the song and is very enjoyable to listen to and of course the girls love dressing up in sparkles to suit the style of the song.

Recording of all of the heats of Junior Eurovision Éire took place at the start of this week at the RTE studios in Dublin. 32 acts are competing in Junior Eurovision Éire, and are split in to four heats, with one singer qualifying from each heat for the final. While one singer may also be awarded the wildcard in to the final.

As in previous years TG4 will not be airing their selection process live. Instead as part of a build up to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus, the shows will be aired on delay in the preceding weeks.

Source: Kildare Now

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. The country’s best result came 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.

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