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Junior Eurovision: Watch the 2nd Irish semi-final tonight!

TG4, the Irish-speaking public broadcaster in the country, will broadcast tonight the second semi-final out of five shows set to pick the act who will wave the Irish flag at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia, next November 21st. They have all been pre-recorded in September.

After David Kennedy made it through last week, today it is up to the jury to pick another finalist for the grand final on November 8th.

Tonight’s line up looks as it follows:

  • Aimee Banks
    Age: 13
    From: Moycullen, Co. Galway
    Song title: Réalta Na Mara
    Lyricist & Composer: Aimee Banks, Niall Mooney, Jonas Gladnikoff & Brendan McCarthy
  • Ellie Power
    Age: 14
    From: Askeaton, Co. Limerick
    Song title: Mo Ghrá
    Lyricist & Composer: Ellie Power
  • Na Cork Rappers
    Ages: 11-13
    From: Cork
    Song title: Is Maith Liom É
    Lyricist & Composer: Na Cork Rappers, GMC Beats in association with Webwise & YWIC
  • Ashley Tubridy
    Age: 13
    From: Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
    Song title: Múr Samhraidh
    Lyricist & Composer: Ashley Tubridy
  • Maude Adams
    Age: 14
    From: Limerick
    Song title: Dubh ‘is Gorm
    Lyricist & Composer: Maude Adams
  • Ruby Buckley
    Age: 13
    From: Edenderry, Co. Offaly
    Song title: Síocháin
    Lyricist & Composer: Ruby Buckley, Ylva & Linda Persson
  • Ellie Quinlan
    Age: 12
    From: Ballyvolane, Co. Cork
    Song title: Taisteal an Domhain
    Lyricist & Composer:Ellie Quinlan

Just to remind you, the jury is leaded by Niamh Kavanagh (Winner of Eurovision 1993 and also 2010 entrant), the panel will be completed with Brian Kennedy  (Ireland 2006), and Stiofán Ó Fearail from Seo Linn, the band behind the Coláiste Lurgan You Tube viral hits. Eoghan McDermott is leading all 5 shows as the host.

The top two acts will make it through a final ”sing-off” and then, the panel will decide which of them is going directly to the final.

The show will be aired at 21:30 CET on TG4, you can watch it on-line on TG4’s live streaming by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned to ESC+Plus.com for the latest news about Ireland at the Junior Eurovision in Sofia!

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