TG4 has confirmed via Twitter that they will be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Poland.
Ireland will be making their fifth appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, as TG4 confirms their participation in the 2019 contest. The broadcaster made its first appearance in the competition in 2015 and has participated annually ever since, using Junior Eurovision Eire as its selection show.
Ireland was represented by Taylor Hynes at Junior Eurovision 2018 in Minsk, Belarus. He performed the song “IOU” and went on to finish 15th with a total of 48 points. Ireland was 16th with juries scoring 12 points and 15th with the online vote receiving 36 points.
To date, seven countries have expressed their interest in participating in the contest:
Although they have not yet confirmed, it is expected that these countries will confirm this year due to their attendance at the Reference Group meeting:
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Poland this year following the victory of Roksana Wegiel at the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus. With her song “Anyone I Want To Be”, she finished 1st with 215 points.
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.