Their debut at last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest left Wales wanting more, so here they are again!
After a careful selection once again this year, that included nationwide auditions, masterclasses, a semi- and a grand final, they have chosen the winner of their selection show Chwilio am Seren!
It’s 13 year old Erin Mai from Llanrwst in North Wales who won it all.
She has loved performing music all her life, starting out singing traditional Welsh songs before her mentor Tara Bethan helped her make the transition to pop music.
The Welsh entry, ‘Calon yn Curo’, which means ‘Heart Beating’ in English, has lyrics written by Welsh composer and rapper Ed Holden. The song speaks about overcoming your fears and owning your moment on the stage.
The music was created by Sylvia Strand and John Gregory and that last one has previous Eurovision experience already! John was part of Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders who represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with ‘Life Looks Better in Spring’!
A fun fact is that one of Erin’s earliest memories is performing ballet on the very same stage last night’s final took place on!
Last year she returned to the same venue to watch the final that would give Wales their first Junior Eurovision representative but Erin never could’ve dreamed she’d be on the same stage and even win it a year later!
See and hear how Erin did that yesterday:
On what a wild and unexpected ride it has been, Erin comments:
I never in a million years imagined that I would win Chwilio am Seren! Everyone who competed tonight on the stage have been amazing. Thanks to everyone for all the support, to Tara and to everyone in Llanrwst! I can’t wait to represent Wales in Poland.
Let us know what you think of the Welsh entry!