Ireland

Junior Eurovision: Two more candidates advance to Irish semi-final

TG4 has just broadcast the second heat of the Irish national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show featured seven candidates but only Savannah Phoenix-Munroe y Seisear Séiseach will compete at the semi-final. 

These are the seven entrants that performed at today’s show:

  • Seisear Séiseach (2nd)
  • Savannah Phoenix-Munroe
  • Katie O Connor
  • Daniel Ryan
  • Grace Lauhoff
  • Isabelle Moore (3rd)
  • Lauren Doherty

Today’s qualifiers were decided by a professional jury panel, made up of Gráinne Bleasdale, Chris Greene, and this week’s guest judge Jedward, who represented Ireland at Eurovision 2011 and 2011. The experts rated the performances from 0 to 10 stars and the top 1 automatically qualified for the semi-final. Then, a sing-off decided the second qualifier after a new voting procedure that included ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.

Remember that this year’s edition is only aimed to select who will sing for Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2019 as the song will be chosen internally by the broadcaster. That’s why Junior Eurovision Éire is being broadcast earlier than ever.

Next week, the Irish national selection will continue with the second heat, another seven candidates and a new guest judge.

What do you think about today’s qualifiers? Who was your favourite?

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