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Countdown to Tbilisi: It's Muireann McDonnell for Ireland!

19 November 2017 at 22:00 CET
Muireann McDonnell, Ireland's representative at Junior Eurovision 2017 Adare
Muireann McDonnell was the final participant to be announced for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. After winning the national selection she will represent Ireland with the song 'Suile Glasa' which translates as 'Green Eyes'.

Muireann McDonnell is 11 years old and comes from a seaside town called Skerries, near Dublin. She lives with her parents and three brothers and has a dog called Agnes. 

Muireann is a student of music theory and studies singing, piano and guitar. She enjoys writing her own songs has performed with well-known and popular Irish artists. In her spare time she enjoys playing sport with her brothers including Gaelic football with her club Skerries Harps.   

Muireann is proud to present Ireland at Junior Eurovision this year and believes that her song is special. She is looking forward to making friends with people from so many different countries and would like people to visit Ireland as well. “We are a small country but we have so much to give. I love our music scene. We have so much original music and that is important to me,” she says. 

What does Junior Eurovision mean to Muireann? “It is an amazing opportunity and experience. Even though it's a contest, I think we are all happy just to be a part of the Eurovision family. We all get a chance to show everyone the great music from our countries. I am honoured and grateful to be given the opportunity to represent Ireland."