Ireland will compete in the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Irish broadcaster TG4 have confirmed their participation in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 2020 will mark their sixth appearance in the contest, having made their debut in 2015.
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— TG4 (@TG4TV) January 14, 2020
The location of the contest, which will be held at the back end of the year, has not yet been decided. However last year’s hosts and winners Poland are eager to host again. The following countries have expressed their interest in participating in the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
Ireland were represented by Anna Kearney at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice, Poland. With her song “Banshee”, she placed 12th.
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.