JESC 2023: Jessica McKean will represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2023

After grand final of Junior Eurovision Éire 2023, we found out one winner so 3 hopefuls were Jessica McKean, Clare Keeley and Niamh Beatrix Smith.

The results were decided by a public vote, which took place online between 1st October till 6th October 2023 and the second part of tonight’s show. A jury of two permanent members and one rotating member was present to give feedback to the contestants but did not have any voting power.

The results were as follows:

Jessica McKean – “Always” / “Hold Me Now” (Winner)

Clare Keeley – “Someone You Loved” / “Why Me?”

Niamh Beatrix Smith – “Waiting For Love” / “Together”

Jessica’s song for Junior Eurovision will be specially composed for her revealed at a later date.

Sophie Lennon represented Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2022 with the song ”Solas”. She finished in 4th place with 150 points.

You can listen to the JESC 2023 playlist (so far) here:


Apple Music


Junior Eurovision 2023 will take place in Nice, France on 26th November 2023.
16 countries will take part in the contest: France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Italy, Albania, North Macedonia, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, The Netherlands, Malta, Ukraine, Ireland, Portugal, and hopefully Armenia.

I am orginally from Latvia but now live in Ireland.I been Eurovison fan since 2006.My huge intrest is to travel,music and cooking. Currently studiying graphical design

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