Tonight, Ireland will start looking for its first ever representative in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. TG4, the Irish broadcaster, announced that 8 participants will compete in the first semi-final of ”Junior Eurovision Erie (Ireland)”.
At first, the 8 participants will sing their song a first time, hoping to win the votes of the judges. Then the judges will choose their two favourite songs to compete in a ”final sing off”. Finally, only one of the 8 acts of tonight’s semi-final will be able to qualify for the Final, which is going to be held on November 8th. The 3 judges that are in charge of judging tonight’s acts are Niamh Kavanagh, Brian Kennedy and Stiofán Ó Fearail.
Tonight, the participants will be:
- Amy Meehan, who is 13 years old. She will be singing “Gan Tú”.
- Eva Roantree, who is 15 years old. She will perform “Geallaim Duit”.
- David Kennedy, who is 13 years old. He will sing “Fuar”.
- Ellen McAater, who is 15 years old. She will be performing her song called “Dubh Agus Bán”.
- Jessica Doolan, the youngest participant of tonight’s semi-final. She is 11 years old will be singing “Mise Sa Todhchaí”.
- Katie O’Donoghue, who is also 15 years old. She will perform her song called “Síscéal”.
- Lise-Rose McMahon, who is 14 years old. She will sing “Bris Amach”.
- Eva Campbell, who is 13 years old. She will be performing “I Mo Fhéileacán”.
The 8 participants will perform a two-minute version of their entry. But if ever, one of tonight’s participants was to win the contest, he/she will compete in Sofia with the full version of his/her entry. The show will begin at 21:30 (CET) and can be seen all over the world, here.