TG4 has confirmed its participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, launching the search for Ireland’s representative.
Ireland is set to return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having taken a year out of the contest due to COVID-19. TG4 has today launched its selection process for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with singers between 9 and 14 invited to apply for the contest until March 19.
The Irish selection will take place in line with the HSE guidelines and subject to any COVID-19 restrictions in place from the Irish Government. The rules of the contest show that TG4 is planning for a return to the televised studio based selection used to determine the Irish representative since their debut in 2015.
Junior Eurovision 2021
Junior Eurovision 2021 is set to be held in France following the victory of Valentina at the 2020 contest in Poland. Four countries have so far confirmed participation:
- France – Host Country
- Ireland – Return
- The Netherlands
Image Source: Thomas Hanses | Source: TG4
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.