The second semi-final of the Irish national selection for Junior Eurovision has just come to an end revealing us the name of the next finalist, Zena Donnelly.
Zena Donnelly, who was selected by the jury panel, is competing at the Irish selection with the song “Bríce Ar Bhríce”:
A total of 8 candidates competed at today’s show, but only two of them went through to a sing-off where the winner of the semi-final was decided. Listen to the songs below:
- Zena Donnelly from Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Song title: Bríce Ar Bhríce
- Taylor Hynes from Blanchardstown, Dublin
Song title: Níos Airde
- Maggie-Sue McCormack from Nurney, Co. Kildare
Song title: Tusa
- Natalie Hurley from Churchtown, Dublin
Song title: Mo chuid “Superstars”
- Daniel Gallagher from Ratoath, Co. Meath (sing-off qualifier)
Song title: Táim Beo
- Leah Cunningham from Rathkeale, Co. Limerick
Song title: Saol Iontach
- Holly Sturton from Tuamgraney, Co. Clare
Song title: A Cheol, Is Tusa M’Anamchara
- Ciara Mullarkey from Enniscrone, Co. Mayo
Song title: An Ghealach
Once again, an expert panel will be responsible for selecting the best voice and song for Junior Eurovision. This year, however, the jury panel will be little bit different as the resident judges, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Pauline Avalon, will be joined each week by a guest judge from Ireland’s Eurovision past. Today, the guest jury member was Dustin “The Turkey”, who represented Ireland at Eurovision 2008.
Find the list of current finalists below:
- Walter McCabe – “Las Do Sholas”
- Zena Donnelly – “Bríce Ar Bhríce”
After all the semi-finals have taken place, a second chance will be given to one of the non-qualifiers being awarded with a place at the grand final.
What do you think about the second Irish finalist? Let us know in comments!