The final artist to be featured in our Who Is series for the Junior Eurovision 2018 season is Taylor Hynes from Ireland.
Taylor was chosen to represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus after he won Junior Eurovision Eire with his song “IOU”. Let’s get to know a bit more about him.
Fourteen-year-old Taylor Hynes was born on 22nd April in Dublin, Ireland. Taylor is one of the oldest participants of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He previously attempted to represent his country at the 2016 contest but failed to reach the final. He then went on to compete again the year after, however he fell ill with laryngitis.
Earlier this month, the final of Junior Eurovision Eire was broadcast on TG4. Six artists took to the stage, with Taylor winning the competition with his Irish song “IOU”. Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh and 2018 Irish entrant Ryan O’Shaughnessy also feature in the music video for the song.
To read more about this year’s Junior Eurovision entrants, click here.
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.