At the start of April, Eurovision Ireland entered its 10th anniversary year. Now that the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest and its aftermath is over, we thought it was about time we got around to celebrating. Some of the current team, along with some of our contributors, have put their thoughts together.
Today, we conclude our look back, by looking back at our favourite Junior Eurovision Song Contest Acts from the first ten years of Eurovision Ireland.
I am not going to lie, but to choose one favourite Act is so hard, as there are so many talented youngsters to have participated in this event. For the purpose of this article, I am going to choose Roksana Węgiel, who took victory for Poland, at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Not only did she deliver a brilliant performance of “Anyone I Want to Be”, but she showed how talented she was by hosting the Contest the following year.
For me it has to be Destiny from Malta in 2015 with “Not my soul”. If it wasn’t for the fact that I could see her on stage, I would have been convinced that she was an adult singing. Such a great voice for someone so young.
Roy (Eurovision Apocalypse)
No competition here. By an absolute street it’s got to be Gianluca Cilia, the Maltese lad from 2017. I’m still yet to be convinced that he wasn’t actually a tiny 45-year-old, because he packed so much charisma into that tiny package that he seemed like an old pro. Dawra Tond was an absolute belter of a tune too, and even writing its name guarantees that it’ll be stuck in my brain for the next three weeks now!
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland