Ireland

Maiú Levi Lawlor wins the ticket to represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2021

TG4

The Irish television TG4 has just broadcast the Grand Final of their national selection show Junior Eurovision Éire. Among many candidates, most of them eliminated in the previos rounds, the three finalists have competed to win the right to represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2021, which will be held in Paris on December 19.

During six weeks, the national final was hosted by Louise Cantillon, presenter and radio host linked to TG4. At the Grand Final, Maiú Levi Lawlor has been crowned as the winner by an expert jury formed by Niamh Ní Chróinín, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Linda Martin.

The three finalists, who have competed today performing Irish versions of their favorite songs, have previously passed the quarter-final and semi-final stages. These were the candidates to win:

  1. Sophie Lennon
  2. Lilyella Buckley
  3. Maiú Levi Lawlor

In the first part of the Grand Final show, each of the 3 participants have performed two covers and the jury has selected the two superfinalists who have faced each other for the last time in search of victory. The two participants chosen by the jury who have reached the superfinal were Lilyella Buckley and Maiú Levi Lawlor.

Finally, Maiú Levi Lawlor was chosen by the judges as the better candidate, winning the ticket to travel to Paris and perform at the Junior Eurovision stage. His song for the contest will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Since its premiere in 2015, this will be Ireland’s sixth participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Their best result so far was in 2016 when they finished 10th with Zena Donnelly. Last year 2019, they were represented by Anna Kearney and the song “Banshee”, finishing in 12th position with 73 points. In 2020 the country withdrew due to the impossibility of carrying out its preselection with some normality due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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