Ireland: TG4 to return to Junior Eurovision in 2021
The Irish broadcasrer, TG4, has confirmed that the country will take part in Junior Eurovision 2021 marking the nation’s return after a year of absence.
TG4 has confirmed their Junior Eurovision 2021 participation and already launched the procedure of the country’s quest of the next JESC representative.
Adare Productions are seeking for talented young singers aged between 9 and 14 years this Autumn. The Irish selection rounds will take place in line with HSE guidelines and subject to COVID 19 Government restrictions at that time. The winner will go on to represent Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Applications are open to solos, duets and groups of up to a maximum of 6 people (all group entries must be members of the same household). The closing date for entries is the 19th of March 2021.
Interested acts can submit their applications here.
The Story so far
Ireland markrd their first participation in Junior Eurovision when TG4 took part in the 2015 edition in Sofia, Bulgaria, with the entry “Réalta na mara” performed by Aimee Banks who finished 12th among 17 competing countries. In 2016 the country finished in the top 10, with the song “Bríce ar bhríce” performed by Zena Donnelly which was placed 10th.
Despite having in the first stages confirmed their participation in the 2020 contest in Warsaw, Poland in January 2020, TG4 announced in August 2020 that they would not participate in the contest due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below follows the Irish last participation in Gliwice-Silesia at JESC 2019 with Anna Kearney and her song “Banshee” which finished 12th with a total of 73 points.