The end is nigh! After four long weeks, the final of Junior Eurovision Eire is almost here. But first, we need to go over the result from tonight’s fourth heat, which saw Zena Donnelly take home the honours.

Eight talented youngsters took to the stage, but Zena Donnelly and Sophie Halligan were the two who impressed the judges most. Ultimately, the panel of Niamh Kavanagh, Brian Kennedy and Stiofán Ó Fearail opted to send Zena and her song “I d’Aonair” (Alone) to next week’s final. The 13 year old will sing it out with David KennedyAimee Banks and Murieann Vaughan, but only one of them will become Ireland’s first ever Junior Eurovision representative in Sofia.

Performance

https://youtu.be/phgmuTBiTcg

What did you think of tonight’s show? And which of the four do you think should sing for Ireland? Let us know below.

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Foxreyna
Foxreyna
5 years ago

I think Aimee should win.

PP
PP
5 years ago

For me best choice for Ireland is David
1.David
2.Zena
3.Aimee
4.Murieann

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

A relative of mine has a friend that was at the final and I know who gets through….. He he

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

My favourite in the Irish final is….

David Kennedy.

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

When it comes down to it Amiee has the most “Irish” sounding song. Yes Zeba is more contemporary but I see them going more ‘Celtic Woman’ than another Molly Sterling. With a good revamp Amiee could potentially pack a big punch in the competition.

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

Agree, Eugene that Zena is the best singer in probably the entire competition (arguably the best song too).

Not sure if we can pay any attention to supposed spoilers. I could post a message here saying ‘so and so has won’ and nobody would be able to contradict me. Let’s wait and see how the final pans out.

@EugeneESCUK
5 years ago

I actually made an effort to watch the last heat tonight. The top two chosen by the panel were easily the best two but Zena and her song were head and shoulders above all the rest. Zena has an amazing voice, probably the best of the heat winners and I get the feeling this song barely tests what she can really do vocally. It’s actually a good song and it is easily the best of the four songs in the final. If Aimee HAS won, I can’t help but think that is a bit of a mistake but you never… Read more »

Tony
Tony
5 years ago

OMG She looks like Lerika from Russia/Moldova <3
I hope that Zena or Aimee ends up representing Ireland

D
D
5 years ago

Zena is my favourite to win, but Ireland had so many opportunities to send an enen better song. If any of the other three win Ireland will be my 17th place.

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

Zena is a very good singer, maybe the best we’ve seen in Junior Eurovision Éire this year.

Sarah Boucher
5 years ago

Veronika from TWiiNS (Slovakia 2011) is married now!

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Finally a decent song that has come out on top in the Irish selection!!

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

This is my favourite song out of the four but I wish they decided to add some English lyrics to the songs as personally I think that would have worked better -but I suppose it is the Irish speaking broadcaster. Overall Zena and Aimee have the best chance of doing well this year but neither are winning songs for me.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
5 years ago

Don’t give away the ending Xoao.

Xoão
Xoão
5 years ago

Someone from inside the JESC told me that Aimee won the competition, but this one is nice too.

Alison
Alison
5 years ago

I think this is my favourite of the four finalists but that’s not saying much…

Ciara
Ciara
5 years ago

Zena had a great voice and a good song, but it was Sophie for me. I think they made the wrong decision. Sophie was the whole package, top 5 in JESC? In my opinion, yes. I really thought Sophie was going to go through…