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Tune in for Ireland's Junior Eurovision song contest starting September 18th

The six-week song contest airs at 8:30pm each Sunday night from September 18th and concludes with a viewer vote.

DO YOU LOVE the thrill of a music competition? Or happen to know every Eurovision trivia question in a pub quiz? Then you’ll definitely want to clear your Sunday evening plans starting on September 18th for the Junior Eurovision competition kicking off live on TG4. 

The Junior Eurovision contest will be broadcast every Sunday evening at 8:30pm and continue for six weeks where the public will get to decide who will represent Ireland in Armenia on December 11th live on the Junior Eurovision stage. The contestants will be a selection of the best young singers aged 9-14, from all around the country. 

Taking you through the competition will be radio and television presenter Louise Cantillon, and she’ll be joined by new presenter Darragh Ó Caoimh on stage as they give us all the backstory for each incredible contestant. 

Star guest judges will amp up the fabulous factor throughout the course of the competition, and will include Niamh Kavanagh, Linda Martin, Paul Harrington, Brooke Scullion, Brian Kennedy and Ryan O’ Shaughnessy. 

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And for the first time ever, the Irish public will have their say in choosing Ireland’s Junior Eurovision winner. The grand final will involve a viewer vote to select the contestant who will represent Ireland on the Junior Eurovision stage in Armenia. 

Last year, Maiú Levi Lawlor from Greystones, Co. Wicklow rocked a full house in La Seine Musicale in Paris with his song “Saor”. That competition was viewed in living rooms in 19 countries across Europe. 

So who will be in the mix to become the superstar representing Ireland at Junior Eurovision this year? You’ll have to tune in to TG4 on September 18th at 8:30pm to find out.

Then fix your sights on your favourites and make sure you get ready to vote in the first voter-chosen final!

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