Tonight, the final of Junior Eurovision Éire will be broadcast, as the search for Ireland’s Junior Eurovision 2019 entrant comes to an end.
The three finalists will sing two songs each; one which they have already performed in the competition and a winning Irish Eurovision entry. The judges will then select two participants to advance to the final sing-off. The winner of this sing-off will represent Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice with a song that has been specially composed for them.
The three finalists are:
- Anna Kearney
- Savannah Phoenix-Munroe
- Orla Mc Dermott
Joining regular judges Chris Greene and Gráinne Bleasdale this week are Linda Martin and Fiachna Ó Braonáin. Linda Martin represented Ireland in 1983 and later won the contest in 1992. Fiachna Ó Braonáin is a founding member of the Hothouse Flowers, a former regular judge of Junior Eurovision Éire and the composer of this year’s Irish Junior Eurovision entry.
You can watch the show live from 21:30 CET here. You can follow guided Twitter commentary of the show on Eurovoix Moments.
Ireland in the 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.