As previously reported, Ireland will make their debut at this year’s Junior Eurovision. And earlier today, JuniorEurovision.tv released an update on how the country is getting on with choosing its first ever entry.
TG4 Junior Eurovision 2015 Trailer
Hundreds applied, but only 50 acts have made it through to the next round. The final 50 will perform before a panel of experts on 19 July. The judges will assess each act’s singing abilities, along with the song they have written for the competition.
In recent years, Irish viewers have had very little in terms of Eurovision selection shows. Typically five songs compete in a one-off special edition of RTÉ’s The Late Late Show. However, Ireland’s Junior Eurovision campaign is being organised by the Irish-language broadcaster TG4. Thankfully, they are bringing some innovation into the mix, as 30 acts will be selected to compete in a multi-part live television series. Full details on the selection shows have yet to be revealed, although it has been confirmed that there will be a panel of judges.