Gliwice-Silesia 2019

The Semi-Finalists of Junior Eurovision Éire 2019 have been revealed

We’re one step closer in finding out who will represent Ireland in Gliwice-Silesia

For the past four weeks, TG4 has been airing Junior Eurovision Éire 2019 in order to search for the Irish participant for Gliwice-Silesia. The preliminary rounds of the competition have now finished. This now means that we now have the complete semi-final line-up.

Who are the Semi-Finalists

For the past four weeks, 28 participants have been singing their hearts out in order to progress further on to the competition. In each heat, seven singers participated.

One singer managed to get a spot in the semi-final, whilst another was selected through a duel, in which the judges decide the winner. After four weeks, the semi-finalists are as follows:

  • Anna Kearney
  • Arabella Dolan
  • Caoimhe McBride
  • Alison McGrath
  • Savannah Phoenix-Munroe
  • Seisear Séieseach
  • Orla McDermott
  • Skye Murphy Darrer

What will happen in the Semi-Final?

In the Semi-Final stage of Junior Eurovision Éire 2019, the judges will select two acts, which will directly qualify for the final, and another two will face a sing-off for the remaining spot.

The Grand Final of Junior Eurovision Éire 2019 will take place on the 6th of October, in which we’ll find out who will represent Ireland in Gliwice-Silesia, with their entry to be confirmed at a later date.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

In 2018, Ireland selected Taylor Hynes to represent them in Minsk, with the song IOU. During his participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Taylor managed to finish 15th receiving 12 points from the juries and 36 points from the online vote.

Taylor Hynes performing ‘IOU’ at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk

What did you think of the finalists that have qualified from the semi-finals? Who do you think will represent Ireland at Gliwice-Silesia? Let us know in the comments section below or at social media. Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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