After finishing last place in 2018, Wales are getting ready to select their second Junior Eurovision entrant and they’re hoping for more success this year! The Welsh selection process, Chwilio am Seren, will begin next Tuesday (3rd September) on S4C.
Four weeks of shows – but only one winner!
Like last year, the show will be aired over four weeks, starting with three weeks of auditions, mentoring stages and semi-finals where the hopefuls will be cut down to just six for the live final on 24th September in Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
Connie Fisher and Tara Bethan will both return as mentors this year. They will be joined by Lloyd Macey, who became known to the public after reaching the live shows of the X Factor in 2017. He will replace Stifyn Parri, who also provided English commentary for S4C viewers for last year’s contest in Minsk.
The first episode will be aired on S4C on Tuesday 3rd September, at 20:00 BST (21:00 CEST). Viewers from the UK will also be able to watch the show online on BBC iPlayer.
Wales in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Wales made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest last year in Minsk. They were one of two debuting nations, the other being Kazakhstan. Both countries are returning for the 2019 contest in Gliwice-Silesia.
Manw represented Wales in 2018, with the song “Perta”, finishing in last place with 29 points, one point behind Serbia in 19th place. Wales scored no points from the jury voting, gaining all their points in the online voting.
Will Wales avoid last place in 2019? Who will they select to represent them in Gliwice-Silesia?
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