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Junior Eurovision: Ireland opens submission period for 2019 national selection

Today the Irish-speaker broadcaster has opened submissions for the show aimed to select this year’s Irish entrant for the international competition “Junior Eurovision Éire 2019”.

 

All interested singers and bands can apply to perform in the audition phase, that will take place in different cities around Ireland. The auditions are open to children who will be aged 9-14 on the 24th November while applicants may be a solo singer or a group of maximum six children.

The candidates shall send their applications no later than 14th June through the form available on the official site of Adare Productions.

The production company has revealed that, unlike previous years, the candidates that reach the final stage of Junior Eurovision Eire 2019 will take part in the composition of the Irish  language song that they will perform in the shows.

This will be the fifth participation of TG4 at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after having taken part in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Their best result came in 2016, when they achieved a 10th place with Zena Donnelly and her self-composition “Bríce Ar Bhríce”. Last year, Taylor Hynes represented Ireland with the song “IOU”, finishing 15th.

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