JESC 2019 | Tonight Wales Choses It's Next Representative
It's that time of year again, when the 19 participating countries for this year's Junior Eurovision get ready to send their selected participants. So far, around ten countries have chosen their artists, with several others getting closer with their perspective national finals.
Tonight, it is the turn of Wales, and the red dragon to breath fire in Gliwice, as the country gears up to chose their second artist for Junior Eurovision. All summer, the country has been searching for a star through the auditions, and selection stages. Tonight, the country will find it's next seren, as the country will vote to send the right act through to Poland.
When and Where Will The Show Be Held?
The competition has encompassed most of Wales, with the auditions taking place in South Wales and the grand final being held in the North. Just like last year, the show will be broadcast live from the Venue Cymru, Llandudno. The show will be streamed live from the welsh broadcaster's channel S4C from 19:15 (GMT) 20:15 (CET).
Who Are The Six Finalists?
The judging panel that has consisted of Connie Fisher, Lloyd Macey, and Tara Bethan chose the following talented six acts to perform in tonight's live show:
Girl Group - Y Minis
Mackenzie & Rhiannon
How Will The Winner Be Chosen?
The show will once again have the six performers sing a cover song. A round of voting will take place, which will see the final three advance to the super final. The mentors will give their opinions, but will have no voting influence. The winner will be decided by a combination of public votes, alongside the regional jury vote who will both hold a 50% say on who will be the next representative. The full set of rules, and regulations can be found on the site here.
Wales At Junior Eurovision
Last year, the Eurovision community was delighted, and surprised to see Wales on the list of participants. 2018 marked the first year that the country had been invited to the contest along with Kazakhstan. The honour went to 14 year old Manw who sang "Perta" and gave a performance of her life. Despite finishing at the bottom of the leader board scoring 29 points, S4C will not give up, and are determined to find a winner at the contest, and are hoping one of the six acts above will be a star and shine for Wales at Gliwice.
Out of the six finalists, who is your favourite? Which one will you be supporting? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Pob Lwc Cym!