Adare Productions are putting a call out for talented young singers from Co Louth who will be aged between 9 and 14 years this Autumn.
The Irish heats will take place this March in RTÉ studios and the winner will go on to represent Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for talented youngsters to represent Ireland at an international level.
Drawing a record audience of over 11 million viewers across Europe in 2019, the multi-million euro show is something spectacular to be a part of.
Last year 13-year-old Anna Kearney from Dublin, flew the flag for Ireland in Poland, wowing Europe with her song ‘Banshee’.
“I loved every minute of it. We were picked up by limousine and brought to the hotel, where all the countries stayed. It was an amazing atmosphere.
I got to perform on a stage bigger than I had ever dreamt of. It is something I will never forget.” (Anna Kearney, 2019 Junior
The winner will travel to Europe 8 day in advance to prepare for the event; from the opening ceremony to rehearsals on the big stage, culminating in the show itself, it is sure to be a whirlwind of excitement and the experience of a lifetime for the lucky youngster(s).
“We were blown away by the scale of it. It was an absolutely huge event. 17,000 people were in the Arena that night and over 10 million tv viewers. It was seriously unbelievable.” (Eileen Martin, 2019 representative Anna Kearney’s mother)
Presented by Eoghan McDermott, the show will broadcast on TG4 this Autumn. To enter all you need is an amazing singing voice, there is no original song necessary. In past years contestants have had to compose an original Irish song, now all you need to bring to the table is a great singing voice!
Applications are open to solos, duets and groups of up to a maximum of 6 people. The closing date for entries is the 14th of February 2020. To apply all you need is a 40-second clip of the applicant singing.