The Gaelic language national broadcaster in Ireland, TG4, confirmed that they are going to be back in Junior Eurovision this year, after withdrawing from last year’s event due to the COVID pandemic.
TG4 has confirmed their participation in this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in France. They are collaborating with Adare Productions in order to find the best act to represent Ireland at this year’s event. Applicants must be residents of Ireland or be of Irish nationality, and they must be between 9 and 14 years old on the day of this year’s Contest. Soloists, duets, and groups (of up to six artists) are welcome to apply, however – groups are required to all be from the same household. No original song is required at this stage.
Parents of the applicants need to fill out the form on Adare Production’s website here (click), in order for their child(ren) to apply to take part in Ireland’s national selection. The exact format of the selection is yet to be announced.
Ireland made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2015. They achieved their best result in their second participation in 2016, with Zena Donnelly and her song “Bríce ar bhríce”. Their last entrant in this Contest was Anna Kearney in 2019, when she sung “Banshee”, and finished the Contest in 12th place.