Over the course of November and on the lead up to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that have participated at the Contest. Today, we celebrate Ireland.
Ireland debuted at the Contest in 2015, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Aimee Banks finished in twelfth place with her entry “Réalta na Mara”, scoring 36 points. This included one set of twelve points from the EBU.
The most successful entry from Ireland was in 2016, when the Contest took place in Valletta, Malta. Zena Donnelly finished in tenth place with her entry “Bríce Ar Bhríce”, scoring 122 points. This included two sets of twelve points – from Italy and Malta.
The most recent Irish entry was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Gliwice, Poland. Anna Kearney finished in twelfth place with her entry “Banshee”, scoring 73 points.
Following her rehearsal in Gliwice last year, John had a chance to speak to Anna Kearney:
Join us tomorrow and throughout November, as we celebrate the countries that have participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland