Ireland: TG4 confirms their comeback in Junior Eurovision 2021
TG4 has confirmed that the Irish nation will participate in Junior Eurovision 2021 marking the country's comeback after a year of absence.
The Irish broadcaster, TG4 has confirmed their Junior Eurovision 2021 participation and already commenced the process of the country's seach of the JESC representative.
Adare Productions are putting a call out for talented young singers who will be aged between 9 and 14 years this Autumn. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a talented youngster or group to represent Ireland at an international level. The Irish heats 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.
Ireland in Junior Eurovision
Ireland has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest five times since their first appearance in the 2015 contest. The Irish language broadcaster, TG4, is responsible for the country's participation in the contest, and uses the national final Junior Eurovision Éire to select the Irish entries.
Ireland debuted in the contest when TG4 participated in the 2015 contest in Sofia, Bulgaria, when the song "Réalta na mara" performed by Aimee Banks placed 12th in a field of 17 countries. Ireland has achieved one top ten placing, in 2016 when the song "Bríce ar bhríce" performed by Zena Donnelly placed 10th.
Despite having initially 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.
Let remember below Ireland's last participation in Gliwice-Silesia at JESC 2019 with Anna Kearney and her song "Banshee" which finished 12th receiving 73 points.
JESC 2021 - Confirmed Countries
So far a total of five countries have confirmed their intention to participate in the forthcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest that will be hosted in France. These are:
News Source: TG4