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Ireland is going to be in the Junior Eurovision for the first time ever
And you can enter.

IRELAND IS TO enter the Junior Eurovision for the first ever time this year.

The competition will be held in November in Bulgaria and TG4 will broadcast it in Ireland.

The Irish-language broadcaster is also looking for an act and a song to send to Bulgaria.

However, there’s a proviso: the song must be as Gaeilge.

Acts must be aged between 10 and 15 on the day of the show, but can receive help from an adult to write the song.

TG4 says:

“Applicants must be actively involved in the process of writing and composing the original Irish language song but can receive help from adults with experience in this field. A parent or legal guardian must fill out the application form.”

According to, Ireland did perform in Irish once, in 1972, when Sandie Jones performed “Ceol an Ghrá” (“The Music of Love”).

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The competition was won by Italy last year, but the Italians declined to host this year’s event.

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