Ireland’s search for its first ever Junior Eurovision representative came to an end tonight, with Aimee Banks winning the much coveted ticket to Sofia. During the hour-long Junior Eurovision Eire final, the panel of Niamh Kavanagh, Brian Kennedy and Stiofán Ó Fearail chose to send the 13-year-old and her song “Réalta Na Mara” (Star of the Sea).
She faced stiff competition from Zena Donnelly, who joined her in the final sing-off.
Aimee Banks “Réalta Na Mara” (Star of the Sea) Final performance
“Réalta na Mara” Studio Version
David Kennedy, Muireann Vaughan and the two wildcards – Lisa-Rose McMahon and Aislí Moran finished joint third.
So what do y’all think of the result? Is a historic debut Junior Eurovision victory on the cards? Let us know below.