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Ireland debuts this year in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Not the State broadcaster RTÉ, but the smaller and Irish TG4 transmitter handles the submission, which also will be sung in Irish. Today more details about the preliminary round.

On Sunday, 11 October, at a time determined, TG4 still start with the broadcasting of a five-week preliminary round. The broadcasts are in advance canned. A number of candidates to be determined will sing well-known Irish songs. After the fifth entry will, in any case, the participant or participant familiar – or we know the JESC-song, is still unknown.

The choices are made during the broadcast by a three stubborn panel. Niamh Kavanagh, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 with In Your Eyes and also participant in 2010 with it’s For You, is one of the members. She is joined by Brian Kennedy, who represented the island in 2006 with Every Song Is A Cry for Love, and singer Stiófan Ó Fearail.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 takes place on Saturday 21st november in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. It is the 13th time that the contest is held.