Zena Donnelly is the second Irish finalist!

Tonight, was held the second semi-final of Junior Eurovision Eire. Eight young and talented artists competed, in this semi-final, with the hope of obtaining their ticket for the Final:

  • Zena Donnelly – Bríce Ar Bhríce
  • Taylor Hynes – Níos Airde
  • Maggie-Sue McCormack – Tusa
  • Natalie Hurley – Mo chuid “Superstars”
  • Daniel Gallagher – Táim Beo
  • Leah Cunningham – Saol Iontach
  • Holly Sturton – A Cheol, Is Tusa M’Anamchara
  • Ciara Mullarkey – An Ghealach

Only one of the 8 acts competing in tonight’s semi-final qualified for the Final, which will air on November 6th. At the end of the night, the judges Fiachna O Braonain and Pauline Scanlon  joined by Dustin the Turkey decided to give the golden ticket to Zena Donnelly.

Dustin the Turkey represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 2008. He did not qualify for the Final.

This year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, on the afternoon of Sunday 20 November, after Destiny Chukunyere’s victory in Sofia, last year. Malta also hosted this contest back in 2014.

Last year, in Sofia, Aimee Banks represented Ireland and finished in 12th place, with a total of 36 points.

Next week, 8 other artists will take the stage to compete for a place in the Final. Until then, you can watch Zena Donnelly’s performance, here.


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