After achieveing its best result in Yerevan, Ireland wastes no time in the search for its representative for Junior Eurovision 2023, as TG4 opens submissions to find Sophie Lennon’s successor.
Applications for the Irish selection are now open
Singers aged between 9 and 14 can apply via the Adare Productions website. Applications can be for solo singers, duets, or groups up to 6, and the applicants need to either live in Ireland or be of Irish nationality.
Ireland’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Ireland first participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. Débuting alongside Australia, Ireland was represented by Aimee Banks singing ” Réalta na Mara”. At the close of voting, Ireland finished in 12th place – receiving 36 points. Ireland has since participated a further seven times. Their best placement came in 2022, when Sophie Lennon finished in fourth place with her song “Solas”.
In 2022, Sophie Lennon represented Ireland in Yerevan with her song “Solas”. Ireland’s most recent participation, she finished 4th in a field of 16, earning 150 points. Of these, 88 came from professional juries, whilst the remaining 62 were from the online vote.
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News Source: TG4
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming / EBU