Eurovision 2021

#JESC21: Ireland’s Junior Eurovision Story So Far

On the lead up to the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is been held in Paris, we are looking back at all the countries to have participated in the Contest and their histories – past and present. Today we continue with Ireland’s story.

Ireland debuted at the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Aimee Banks participated with “Réalta na Mara”, finishing in 12th place and 36 points.

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Zena Donnelly represented Ireland at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Valletta, Malta. She participated with “Bríce ar Bhríce”, finishing in 10th place (their best position) and 122 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Muireann McDonnell represented Ireland at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Tbilisi, Georgia. She participated with “Súile Glasa”, finishing in 15th place and 54 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Taylor Hynes represented Ireland at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Minsk, Belarus. He participated with “IOU”, finishing in 15th place and 48 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Anna Kearney represented Ireland at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Gliwice, Poland. She participated with “Banshee”, finishing in 12th place and 73 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

After a one year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Ireland are back at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Paris, France. Can Maiú Levi Lawlor take Ireland’s first victory with “Saor (Disappear)”?

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Let us know what you think about Ireland and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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