Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Recently we were asked to recommend local talent for a TG4 show to find the best busker in Ireland.

We recommended some talent some of which was accepted.

Of the 5 acts we put forward that appeared on the show, one finished first in his heat, two were runners-up, one was unplaced and the other I don’t know yet.

Good Quality Local Acts

They must have been happy enough with the quality of the acts we recommended as TG4 have come back to ask us for more talent.

It seems that, for the first time ever, Ireland is going to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

TG4 are looking for the best 10-15 year old singing talents in the country to put forward as Ireland’s representative in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Finals.

They have to sing a song that they have been involved in writing.

Local Songwriters

The co-workers on the song can be anyone, parents, relatives, friends – just anyone in fact.

This may be an opportunity for local songwriters, e.g. Leo, Martin Lynch, James O’Donnell and others to work with any talented youngsters around to create a Song for Europe.

There’s just one provision. It being TG4 the lyrics of the song must be in Irish.

This is the explanation from TG4.

November Spectacular

TG4 is delighted to announce that for the FIRST TIME EVER, Ireland will be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

The Junior Eurovision song contest is a 2-hour spectacular show, broadcast live in November 2015 from a major European city.

In a TV entertainment series this autumn, TG4 will be selecting a singer or group of singers with an original Irish language song to represent Ireland on the big stage in Europe.

The competition is open to all young people resident in Ireland who are aged between 10-15 on the day of the show.

Auditions will be held at key venues throughout Ireland. We are now looking for applicants who wish to be selected to audition!

CraicOn Comment

This is a great opportunity for both local youngsters with singing talent and local songwriters.

Wouldn’t it be great for a local young singer to represent Ireland in some European city, singing a song jointly composed with a local songwriter?

If anyone knows of any good young singers contact CraicOn at [email protected]