Junior Eurovision – This year’s Junior Eurovision Contest is hotting up with the announcement by Irish language TV station TG4 that Jedward (Ireland 2011, 2012) will be on the judging panel. Also judging will be the former Irish Eurovision stars, Niamh Kavanagh (1993, 2008), Linda Martin (1984,1992), Dustin The Turkey (2010) and Sandie Jones (1972).
Linda Martin and Jedward
The Junior Eurovision Éire show will be presented by Eoghan McDermott and the winner will be chose by the end of September. It is only the 2nd time Ireland has taken part.
The countries taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year are:
Other countries have already been selecting their representatives. Alexander Minenok has been chosen to represent Belarus with ‘Музыка моих побед (Music of my Victories)‘…
14 year old Sofia Fisenko has been selected to represent Russia…
13 year old singers Anahit Adamyan and Mary Vardanyan will represent Armenia and their song will be revealed in the Autumn. 13 year old Christina Magrin will represent the host nation Malta and 12 year old Martija Stanojković will sing for F.Y.R. Macedonia. Albania will be represented by Klesta Qehaja, and Lidia Ganeva will represent Bulgaria. The Netherlands will be represented by Kisses and Albania by Klesta Qehaja.
After Destiny Chukunyere‘s win last year, Malta will host this year’s Junior contest in the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valetta on 20th November 2016. The event will be held earlier in the day to make it more child friendly this year. The official website can be found at: www.junioreurovision.tv