It’s the day of the Junior Eurovision Eire final, and in just a few hours we will know the identity of Ireland’s first ever Junior Eurovision representative – colour us excited! The lucky singer will also complete the line-up for this year’s contest, as the other 16 countries have already chosen their entries.
But who should win? All week we’ve been asking y’all to vote for your favourites in our poll. After counting 540 votes, we can now the reveal the act you want to see in Sofia. Topping the poll in a landslide of 264 votes (48.89%), Zena Donnelly and “I d’Aonair” (Alone) is clearly the readers’ choice. The 13 year old is bringing some Ella Henderson style realness to the stage and we love it!
ZENA DONNELLY “I D’AONAIR” (ALONE)
Aimee Banks occupies the runner-up spot. Her ballad “Réalta Na Mara” (Star of the Sea) harks back to Ireland’s last adult victory with Eimear Quinn in 1996, and moved 171 (31.67%) of you to back her as the winner. David Kennedy’s “Fuar” (Cold) and Muireann Vaughan’s “An Miongháire” (The Smile) are the competition’s dark horses, polling 75 and 30 votes respectively.
AIMEE BANKS “RÉALTA NA MARA” (STAR OF THE SEA)
- Zena Donnelly “I d’Aonair” (Alone) 48.89% (264 votes)
- Aimee Banks “Réalta Na Mara” (Star of the Sea) 31.67% (171 votes)
- David Kennedy “Fuar” (Cold) 13.89% (75 votes)
- Muireann Vaughan “An Miongháire” (The Smile) 5.55% (30 votes)
Total Votes: 540
Junior Eurovision Eire Wildcard
However, there’s a twist! Following reports earlier in the week, the Junior Eurovision Eire Twitter account confirmed yesterday that two eliminated acts will return as wildcards.
— JESCEire (@JESCTG4) November 7, 2015
The pair will compete against Zena, Aimee, David and Muireann for the Irish ticket to Bulgaria. Who do you think deserves a lifeline? And could any of the eliminees steal victory from one of the four heat winners?
Junior Eurovision Eire Viewing Details
The show is scheduled for 20:30 local time (21:30 CET). Irish viewers can see it on TG4, while those watching from abroad can tune in to the livestream.
Finalising of top 17 rankings begins immediately afterwards. Are y’all ready?