The search is on for the voice and the song to represent Ireland in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Last year Ireland was represented in Malta by talented Zena Donnelly with her song “Bríce Ar Bhríce” and finished 10th out of 17 participant countries.
If you want to represent Ireland first you must know that the auditions are open to children who will be aged 9-14 on 19th November 2017. Applicants may be a solo singer or a group of maximum six children.
There will be two rounds of auditions before the televised selection series on TG4.
For the first round auditions (held nationwide at the end of February) the applicants will be asked to sing two songs of their choice, with no musical accompaniment or backing track, ie, a cappella.
Top singers/groups will be selected to go to the next round. In the following weeks they’ll have to write their own Irish language song. They are allowed to be given help in writing their songs and in putting music to their songs.
At the second round audition, top singers / groups selected from the first round, will have to perform their song.
From the second round of auditions the Top 32 will be chosen to perform on the televised selection series. The series will be filmed in May 2017.
There will be five televised episodes. Over the course of the first four episodes, 1 out of 8 singers in each show, will go forward to the deciding show (Show 5).
In show 5, the 4 remaining singers will compete to represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision.
We know you’ve got the talent so follow this link for more information about the selection and how to apply to represent Ireland at JESC 2017!
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