Junior Eurovision: Zena Donnelly wins second Irish semi-final

The second semi-final of the Irish national selection for Junior Eurovision has just come to an end revealing us the name of the next finalist, Zena Donnelly.

Zena Donnelly, who was selected by the jury panel, is competing at the Irish selection with the song “Bríce Ar Bhríce”:


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:

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 Dustin “The Turkey”, who represented Ireland at Eurovision 2008.

Find the list of current finalists below:

  • Walter McCabe – “Las Do Sholas”
  • Zena Donnelly – “Bríce Ar Bhríce”

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 second Irish finalist? Let us know in comments!

Source : Image: SImon Graham/Harrison Photography

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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