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Jessica McKean

Jessica McKean wins Ireland's national final and ticket to Nice

08 October 2023 at 22:35 CEST
Jessica McKean will represent Ireland in Nice
After a nail biting final on TG4’s Junior Eurovision Éire, the Irish representative for Junior Eurovision 2023 has been chosen by public vote: Jessica McKean will represent Ireland after she beat fellow contestants Clare Keeley and Niamh Beatrix Smith.

The song that she’ll take to France will be revealed in the coming days. 

Jessica McKean from Ireland

Aged 10, Jessica from Lifford in County Donegal is the youngest Irish representative to date - but the young performer is no stranger to the stage having won her first Feis (traditional Irish dancing) competition at only three years old and also taking part on the RTÉ show Donncha's Two Talented at just five years old with her mum. 

Jessica McKean picked up the Junior Eurovision Eire trophy

Her favourite artists are Nathan Carter, Adele and Whitney Houston, and Jessica said she wants to make her country, and everyone around her, proud.

In 2022, Sophie Lennon came 4th at the contest in Yerevan, with her song Solas - this was the best result for Ireland in either Junior Eurovision or the Eurovision Song Contest for 25 years. Can Ireland top that this year?

Junior Eurovision 2023 took place in Nice, France on Sunday 26 November and was won by Zoé Clauzure from France! You can rewatch it live via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel (if available in your country).

All 16 songs are available to watch on our YouTube channel and listen to the official album on all streaming platforms, and of course, you're invited to vote for your favourites too! How do I vote in Junior Eurovision? Here's how...

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