Country
🇮🇪 Ireland
Final
Finished 12th
Song
Banshee
Written by
Niall Mooney, Fiachna O Bhraonáin, Anna Banks, Anna Kearney
Composed by
Jonas Gladnikoff, Cyprian Cassar, Daniel Caruana
Broadcaster
TG4

Anna Kearney is 13 years old from Foxrock in County Dublin. A seasoned performer, she has already appeared on Broadway and at the National Concert Hall in Ireland.

Anna is not the first in her family to aspire towards the Eurovision. Her mum Eileen performed on the Eurovision stage with River Dance in 1994. She has twin brothers, and her whole family is very proud of her accomplishments; they were all in tears when she qualified for the Contest. Once in Poland, Anna looks forward to soaking up the atmosphere and giving appreciation for being able to perform on a beautiful stage in front of so many people.

Anna's song, Banshee, is about overcoming adversity and fear with the help of those who love us and how we can rely on our courage to help us through challenges in life. "The Banshee is an Irish mythological spirit which is said to appear when someone we know is close to death, in my song she is a symbol of our worst fears and adversity. We all have to face the Banshee from time to time and with courage and help from those who love us we can rise above. Love conquers all!"

Lyrics of Banshee

Táim thuas chomh h’ard Tar liom ar mo dhroim Is eitil siar siar i d’aisling Ar nós na hoíche Eirím leis na realta Ar nos na gaoithe Táim dofheicte (fheicthe) Tabhair dom do lámh Ná bí scanraithe Is mé do bhanríon is do rún searc Beidh mé le do thaobh go síoraí Ná bí scanraithe faoin mbean sí Ná lig don ghrá seo… Mo shíor ghrá, Is mo rún searc Mo chapall dubh, táim i mo einín lách Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí, Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag… Séideann an gaoth Imíonn an stoirm Banshee a dastraigh Dastraigh go ciúin Bí le mo thaobh, le mo thaobh, le mo thaobh Is mé do bhanríon is do rún searc Beidh mé le do thaobh go síoraí Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag… dul in éag Mo shíor ghrá, Is mo rún searc Mo chapall dubh, táim i mo einín lách Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí, Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag… Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí, Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag

Updates about Anna Kearney

Green Room 2019

Keeping up with the participants of 2019

5 months ago
Anna Kearney takes the stage again for Ireland with ‘Banshee’

Ireland's Anna Kearney rehearses 'Banshee'

1 year ago
Anna Kearney

Going to Gliwice: Meet Anna Kearney from Ireland

1 year ago
Anna Kearney

Ireland chooses Anna Kearney

1 year ago