Their national selection is still due to last for another two weeks. But thanks to a leak on Spotify, we now know that Muireann McDonnell will represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2017 with her song “Súile Glasa” (Green Eyes).
Muireann McDonnell — “Súile Glasa”
With broadcaster TG4’s insistence on using the song in virtually all their promotional ads, it’s been the worst kept secret of the 2017 Junior Eurovision season. However, nothing has been official until now.
Earlier today, the track listing for this year’s contest appeared on Spotify. Currently, it’s only possible to stream a selection of the entries. Nonetheless, Muireann’s “Súile Glasa” is clearly visible.
Muireann is the last act to be confirmed for Junior Eurovision 2017. She’ll join the other 15 acts on stage in Tblisi for the final on 26 November.
Leaks to streaming sites are nothing new in the Eurovision world. In 2016, the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix line-up was revealed several weeks early on Spotify. And this year, Nathan Trent’s “Running On Air” appeared hours before its scheduled release.
However, this is the first time it has happened with the Junior contest.
Should you wish to continue watching Ireland’s pre-recorded selection, the fourth semi-final is due to be shown this Sunday at 20:00 on TG4. The final will be broadcast on 19 November.
What do you think? Can Muireann McDonnell be take the Emerald Isle back into the Junior Eurovision top ten? Could she get Ireland it’s first victory? Let us know in the comments below.