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Taylor Hynes chosen to represent Ireland this year

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The 14-year-old Taylor was chosen to represent his country Ireland with the song IOU.

Taylor is from Clonee, Ireland and lives together with his parents, twin brother Alex, sister Ellie and his dog Theadore. From an early age he would start singing and dancing the moment that music was playing.

His family is very supportive; Taylor's two cousins Ciara and Jodie have always been his audience whilst practicing for shows and his biggest fan is his grandmother Jean, who has always told him to follow his dreams. Jean accompanies Taylor wherever he performs.

Taylor Hynes
Taylor Hynes © TG4

Taylor is in his 3rd year at secondary school in Scoil Pobail Setanta in Ongar. At the moment he plays Ryan in their school play High School Musical. Taylor joined the local drama society Stagezone and is now in his senior year. This year the society will play a variety show at Draíocht in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Through Stagezone he also joined the local Coolmine Panto Group, with whom he will be performing the Wizard of Oz over Christmas.

Everybody who knows Taylor say that he was born to perform. And performing at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true for him.

The music video for IOU will be revealed soon, stay tuned!

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