After Jessica McKean won Irish national selection Junior Eurovision Éire 2023, she was interviewed with Donegal News and during the interview, Jessica revealed her entry called ”Aisling” or in English Dream or Vision.
The song ”Aisling” was composed for Jessica after she won Junior Eurovision Éire 2023. A release date for “Aisling” has yet to be revealed.
Jessica also described how her life changed after she won the Junior Eurovision Éire 2023, A watch party was held in Saint Johnstown/Baile Suingean, just 10 minutes away from Jessica’s hometown of Lifford, for the final. She described her reaction when she won:
“It was just the best feeling. I cried for about 20 minutes. It is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It’s life-changing.
I’m really excited about the next few weeks and performing in France. I’m not nervous at all, I can’t wait to do it.”
Also Jessica’s mother Sarah shared her excitment after her daughter’s success:
”It is so surreal. I am trying to do something normal like clothes washing before we head to Dublin in the morning.
I have never felt that feeling in my heart that I felt when she won on Sunday night. I was trying to prepare Jessica all week, telling her that she is a winner regardless of what happens.
Jessica will also be making a music video for her song. She’s so excited but taking it all in her stride. We’re all so proud of her.”
Currently Jessica left Lifford for Dublin on Tuesday to continue her perparations for Junior Eurovision. She recieved her throphy for winning, attended vocal coaching sessions and met the designer who will design her outfit for the contest.
Sophie Lennon represented Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2023 with her song ”Solas”. She finished on 4th place with 150 points.
You can listen to the JESC 2023 playlist (so far) here:
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 Armenia.