Junior Eurovision Éire to begin on September 1

Irish broadcaster TG4 has now revealed that the Junior Eurovision selection will begin airing on September 1st.

The semi-finals for the show were filmed earlier this month in Dublin, and the broadcast of the show will last five weeks. The final will be broadcasted on September 29th. It was previously announced that there would be changes to the national selection, with the participants no longer required to submit their own original entries.

The participants will be performing popular cover songs throughout the competition, with the twist that the songs will be translated into Irish language. The song that will represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision will likely be selected internally after the representative has been chosen.

The results of the show will be decided by a jury which features Gráinne Bleasdale, who returns for the second year as well as Chris Greene and a guest juror each week. The guest jurors will be previous Eurovision representatives, including Brendan Murray (2017), Charlie McGettigan (1994) and Jedward (2011 and 2012). The host of the show will be Eoghan McDermott.

Stay tuned for more news, and for now, watch their 2018 performance below: