The official music video for “IOU” by Taylor Hynes has been released this evening, following his victory in Junior Eurovision Eire.
This evening TG4 has released the official music video for “IOU” by Taylor Hynes. The music video not only features this years Junior Eurovision participant from Ireland, but also two former Irish Eurovision participants. Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 and returned in 2010 stars as Taylor’s Mum. While Ryan O’Shaugnessy, who represented Ireland in Lisbon with “Together” plays the role of Taylor’s Dad.
“I.O.U” was written by Taylor Hynes, Niall Mooney, Jonas Gladnikoff. This is the second time that Niall Mooney and Jonas Gladnikoff have written an Irish entry for Junior Eurovision, in 2015 they wrote “Réalta na Mara”. They have also worked on the Irish Eurovision entries in 2009, 2010 and 2014.
Taylor was revealed last week as the Irish representative by BTRC, the host broadcaster of this year’s 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. The country’s best result came at the 2016 contest in Malta. Ireland was represented by Zena Donnelly 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.