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Junior Eurovision: Clióna Nic Dhomhnaill wins third Irish semi-final

The third semi-final of the Irish national selection for Junior Eurovision has just come to an end revealing us the name of the next finalist, Clióna Nic Dhomhnaill.

Clióna Nic Dhomhnaill, who was selected by the jury panel, is competing at the Irish selection with the song “Ag Seasamh Le Mo Réaltaí”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQoSAAhMyU4

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:

  1. Lillie Foley – “Am” (Killarney, Co. Kerry)
  2. Rachel Haughney – “Na Réaltaí sa Spéir” (Carlow) – Sing-Off
  3. Ruben O’Mahony – “Saoirse” (Blackrock, Co. Dublin)
  4. Rosalind Hayes – “Cé hlad Na Laochra Anois” (Naas, Co. Kildare)
  5. Éabha Sullivan – “Mo Laoch” (Inniscarra, Co. Cork)
  6. Clióna Nic Dhomhnaill – “Ag Seasamh Le Mo Réaltaí” (Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois)
  7. Na Deirfiúracha Drumgoole – “Ceol An Easa” (Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan)
  8. Disha Suresh Kumar – “Níl Éinne Foirfe” (Bray, Co. Wicklow)

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 Sandie Jones, who represented Ireland at Eurovision 1972.

Find the list of current finalists below:

  • Walter McCabe – “Las Do Sholas”
  • Zena Donnelly – “Bríce Ar Bhríce”
  • Clióna Nic Dhomhnaill – “Ag Seasamh Le Mo Réaltaí”

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 third Irish finalist? Let us know in comments!

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