Junior Eurovision: TG4 airs last Irish semi-final today

The last semi-final of the Irish national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be aired today. Another eight candidates will compete for one of the final spots, who will be the next qualifier?

Once again, the show will be hosted by Eoghan McDermott, while the resident judges, Fiachna Ó BraonáinBláthnaid Treacy and Dustin the Turkey (2008), will be joined by a new guest judge from Ireland’s Eurovision past, Niamh Kavanagh (1993, 2010) or Linda Martin (1984, 1992).

Pre-recorded shows:

As in previous editions, all shows have been filmed months ago, and they will be broadcast pre-recorded. That means the winner, who was chosen by the judges, has been already working for months on preparations for the international song contest. The 32 entrants that will be featured on the live shows were selected through live auditions held nationwide. They competed with self-written original songs in the Irish language.

Broadcast schedule: 

  • First Semi-Final – October 22nd
  • Second Semi-Final – October 29th
  • Third Semi-Final – November 5th
  • Fourth Semi-Final – November 12th
  • Final – November 19th


The last semi-final of Junior Eurovision Éire will be broadcast today at 21.00 CET on TG4.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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