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🇮🇪 Ireland confirms Junior Eurovision 2020 participation

Who will follow Anna Kearney's footsteps?

Earlier today, Irish broadcaster TG4 has confirmed that it will be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Along with their confirmation, the Irish broadcaster also opened a search for interested artists to compete.

Interested singers can now apply!

Applications are now open for interested singers who are interested in taking part and representing Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The following requirements must be met:

  • Applicants must be aged 9-14 years on the date of the competition this Autumn 2020.
  • Soloists and groups up to 6 are eligible.
  • By submitting your application you agree that we (Adare Productions) may share the information provided with TG4
  • Application forms will be retained by Adare Productions. The information will be kept securely and in accordance with applicable Data Protection legislation.
  • We reserve the right at any time to carry out background checks to verify the information provided in your application. 
  • Entrants must be a resident of Ireland or be of Irish nationality.
  • Parent’s permission is needed to take part. Mum or Dad MUST fill out this application.
  • (Should you be selected to perform in TG4 studio show, BOTH parent’s signatures will be required for this application to progress. This will happen at a later stage.

Interested singers only have until the 14th February 2020, to apply.

Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest’

Ireland has part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest five times. The country debuted in 2015 with Aimee Banks and her song ‘Réalta na Mara‘, which placed twelfth. Their best result is in 2016, when they sent Zena Donnelly with her song ‘Bríce Ar Bhríce‘, which placed tenth in Malta.

In 2019, Ireland selected their Junior Eurovision entry Junior Eurovision Éire, which saw Anna Kearney selected as the 2019 Junior Eurovision Irish participant, with her song ‘Banshee‘. Overall, Anna managed to finish twelfth overall with 73 points from the online vote and jury.

Who do you think should represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments 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!

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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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