Irish-language broadcaster TG4 has released a promo video for its upcoming Junior Eurovision national selection show and it’s already looking slicker and more exciting than Ireland’s grown-up version.

The show, which will be hosted by Eoghan McDermott, features a judging panel of Irish Eurovision stars Niamh Kavanagh and Brian Kennedy, and young singer Stiofán Ó Fearail.

The promo video shows what viewers can expect from the five shows that were recorded in Dublin earlier this month, as Ireland selects its debut JESC performer. There’s a large studio audience and a full stage – a big step up from RTÉ’s Eurosong show where the competing acts perform in a cramped corner of a talk show set.

Room to move: the spacious junior satge
Room to move: the spacious junior stage

The junior national selection looks to be full of fun and – unlike the grown-up version – we’re pretty sure there won’t be any childish bickering. And any show that features Niamh Kavanagh shaking her booty behind the judges’ desk has to be a good thing!

The Irish Junior Eurovision national selection series will begin on 11 October, screening weekly on Sundays.

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Darren
Darren
4 years ago

@Robyn:
I know, its ridiculous haha the jacket isn’t even nice for a start. RTE should use The Voice of Ireland as its Eurovision selection show. It would make The Voice winner somewhat relevant after winning, or even The Hit, which was a successful format that they sold to the Netherlands and Germany among others. It seems they really dont care about Eurovision, so why waste the money participating? Give the rights of an Irish entrant to another broadcaster that would at least try. .

Cathal
Cathal
4 years ago

Im hoping if Ireland do well this year that RTE will learn that this is how you do a NF and not that shite on the late late.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Actually really impressed by what my country is lining up for its Junior debut in Sofia in November. TG4 are really pulling out all the stops, the set looks amazing for the preselection, way better than anything that the pathetic RTE could muster up, where our national final consists of stupid Eurovision related games, in order to win the “Johnny jacket” were the only eurovision songs mentioned are pre-2000…I am actually really embarrassed by RTE’s handling of Eurovision, like why even bother? Im not expecting an Irish Melodifestivalen, but a proper national final would be nice. I hope Ireland win… Read more »

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
4 years ago

Dave24574, no cause the shows are produced by two diferent broadcasters.

Dave24574
Dave24574
4 years ago

What the hell Ireland? You are doing this right for the juniors like you should have been for years for the adults. So it stands to reason that there will be no more embarrassing late night talk show and an actual primetime contest this year, right? RIGHT?!!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

I think this will be a well known show, like our Junior Songfestival. Mabey Ireland will win as the second debut act.

Mario #1 EuroVisionFan
Mario #1 EuroVisionFan
4 years ago

(( I really want to post an actual reply to another user here please & i hope that i am allowed to do that & will not see this comment of mine getting deleted though..)) Ireland mights holds the all time best record 4 the most victories in our Vision but this country has NEVER won in the new era of our EuroVision after the 00s & the introduction of the SFs.. Next year will even mark 20 whole years since Ireland last won..! The irish hold as well the record for the most victories in a single decade (that… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

Wonder if Ireland will be able to make as good a track record in Junior Eurovision than Adult Eurovision.

(Worded that horribly I know)

Mario #1 EuroVisionFan ~ Crazy like the Irish :)
Mario #1 EuroVisionFan ~ Crazy like the Irish :)
4 years ago

It really tooks the Irish are taking their debut in our Junior Vision seriously 🙂
Well really cool that on this pannel we will have GreAtY stars like Niamh Kavanagh <3 & Brian Kennedy <3 🙂
( If only we had on this panel the living Legend mister Johhny Logan <3 & my #1 favorite sweet babe Ryan Dolan <3 )
I hope that (our current reigning champion with the most victories in Vision) Ireland will go to Sofia's Junior Vision with a really special both song & act <3 🙂