Anna Kearney appeared on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ, ahead of her participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Anna performed “Symphony” which she performed in the first stage of the Irish selection process for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her appearance on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One, saw her talk about her participation in next weeks contest in Poland.
Anna will be representing Ireland with the song “Banshee”. “Banshee” was written by Niall Mooney, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Anna Banks and Anna Kearney. It was composed by Cyprian Cassar, Jonas Gladnikoff and Daniel Caruana.
Anna Banks is the sister of Aimee Banks, the first Irish Junior Eurovision representative in 2015. Niall Mooney and Jonas Gladnikoff were also behind the Irish Junior Eurovision entries in 2015 “Réalta na Mara” and 2018 “IOU”.
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.