The mentors for the upcoming edition of Chwilio am Seren, the Welsh national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, have been revealed.
Connie Fisher and Tara Bethan will both return as mentors. Joining them on the panel is Lloyd Macey. Lloyd first came to public attention after appearing on the fourteenth series of the X Factor in 2017. He was eliminated from the show one week before the final.
S4C has opened the submission window for Chwilio am Seren 2019. The key dates for the selection are as follows:
- April 18 – Application Deadline
- April 24, 25, May 5 – Auditions Round
- May 4 & 6 – Call back auditions
- May 18 – Mentoring stage
- June 29 – Semi-finals of Chwilio am Seren – Swansea Quadrant Shopping Centre
- September 24 – Chwilio am Seren Final – Llandudno
To apply to represent Wales at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, you must be between the ages of 9 and 14 year old on the date of the final of Junior Eurovision 2019. You must also be a Welsh national or have been a resident in Wales. Participants are not required to be able to speak Welsh, however singers will be performing in Welsh at the selection.
A total of 12 acts will be shortlisted after the mentoring stage to take part in the semi-finals in Swansea. These 12 acts will be cut in half to the final six who will compete in the final. The winner will be selected by a combination of industry expert voting and an audience vote.
Wales made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest last year in Belarus. Wales was represented by Manw and the song “Perta” on stage in Minsk, Belarus. They finished 20th in the final, scoring all of their 28 points from the online vote. Wales scored 0 points from the juries in each of the competing countries, alongside Portugal.
Source: Lloyd Macey