TG4 has just broadcast the second semi-final of the Irish national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The show featured seven candidates but only Kerry Ann McCreery with the song “Tóg Mo Lámh” went through to the final after a sing-off of against Sarah Kenny.
These are the seven entrants that performed at today’s show:
- Cailíní K.L.L – Grá Go Deo
- Sarah Kenny – Áit Ar Bith Eile Ach Anseo
- Julie Cole – Fadhb
- David Bradley – Bí Cróga
- Kerry Ann McCreery – Tóg Mo Lámh
- Ellen Keane – Tusa Amháin
- Erin Ní Rosach – Cuireann Tú Isteach Orm
Junior Eurovision Eire 2018 is hosted by Eoghan McDermott, while the resident judges, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Gráinne Bleasdale, will be joined by a guest judge from Ireland’s Eurovision past in each show. The guest judge of the second semi-final was Linda Martin, who represented Ireland at Eurovision 1984/1992.
As in previous editions, all shows have been filmed prior to the broadcast, so TG4 will air them pre-recorded. That means the winner is already working on preparations for the international song contest. The 32 entrants, who were selected through live auditions held nationwide, will compete in the national selection performing self-written original songs in Irish.
First Semi-Final – October 14th Second Semi-Final – October 21st
- Third Semi-Final – October 28th
- Fourth Semi-Final – November 8th
- Final – November 11th
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