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Junior Eurovision 2017


The search is on for the voice and the song to represent Ireland in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Junior Eurovision

The search is on for the voice and the song to represent Ireland in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2016 Zena Donnelly from Blackrock, Co. Dublin represented Ireland on the European stage in Valetta, Malta. Zena eventually finished in 10th place with her song “Bríce Ar Bhríce”. Mariam Mamadashvili from Georgia was the winner on the night, claiming the title for the third time for her country.

This was only the second time that Ireland had taken part in the Junior Eurovision. In 2015 Aimee Banks from Moycullen, Co. Galway finished 12th with her song “Réalta na Mara” in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Now it’s time to find a new song and singer to fly the Irish flag this November and perform to an audience of millions across Europe.

There will be 2 rounds of auditions before the elite young talent in Ireland will battle it out on the televised selection series on TG4. From the series, one singer or group of singers will be chosen to represent Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

The auditions are open to children who will be aged 9-14 on 19th November 2017. Applicants may be a solo singer or a group of maximum six children.


For the first round auditions the applicants will be asked to sing two songs of their choice. They should sing a 2 minute segment of each song. They will sing with no musical accompaniment or backing track, ie, a cappella. These auditions will be held nationwide at the end of February.

From the first round auditions, the top singers / groups will be selected. They will be given a number of weeks to write their own Irish language song. The singers / groups must be involved in the song writing process, but they are allowed to be given help in writing their songs and in putting music to their songs.

Second Round

At the second round audition, the singers / groups will perform this song. From this audition the Top 32 will be chosen to perform on the televised selection series, which will be filmed in May 2017.

Over the course of the first 4 televised episodes, the Top 32 will sing to a panel of judges. From the 8 singers featured in each show, 1 will go forward to the deciding show (show 5).

Show # 5

In show 5, the 4 remaining singers will compete to represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision.


All applicants will be contacted and scheduled for an audition at their nearest audition venue. To ensure you get a place at the auditions, please apply by the 15th February 2017.

The Application process is now closed.

Good Luck!

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