Junior Eurovision 2019 - Wales
The Aussievision team have listened and ranked all Junior Eurovision songs and we have our final rankings. In 18th position out of the 19 entries is Wales.
Erin Mai - Calon yn Curo (Heart Beating)
Erin was selected through Chwilio am Seren (in English Search for a Star), run by Welsh broadcaster Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C).
The national selection process was through two rounds. Round 1 artists sung cover songs and were selected only by a jury. Then round 2 six finalists performed Welsh versions of the anthem from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 “Together”. Erin won through televoting.
13-year-old Erin is from Llanrwst, North Wales. She loves performing. She began singing traditional Welsh songs before switching to pop music. She is very talented with dancing skills in tap, jazz, modern and ballet. Keeping with Welsh traditions Erin is going to bring clog dancing to the 2019 Junior Eurovision stage.
The Aussievision team rankings
Kyriakos - 10th
Ally - 12th
Aaron - 13th
Emma - 15th
Liv - 15th
Dale - 18th
Fleur - 18th
Guy - 18th
Mike - 18th
This song has a great message and it is refreshing to hear a song in Welsh. Looking forward to her traditional clog dancing on stage. ~ Kyriakos
Another language that we don’t hear spoken all that often, it’s great to see Erin singing in Welsh. It’s a very pleasant language to listen to but the song itself is a bit middle of the road for me. ~ Emma
Taking the “Share the Joy” message quite literally with the lyrics going close to it. It’s fun, and happy. Ends up being catchy. But overall it’s also little flat to me, doesn’t go anywhere. ~ Aaron
With my Welsh heritage I so badly want Wales to do well. As much as I like hearing the language, the song just doesn't grab me. I prefer last year's entry and we all saw how that turned out, great to see them competing though ~ Dale
This is unmistakably Welsh. This song reminds me of Eliot’s entry at ESC this year. The verses sound good...and then there’s the chorus. Overall, this sounds flat- particularly in the whoa, oh, oh, oh part. This is going to feature on the right hand side of the scoreboard. I like her voice though. It’s the song itself that’s lacklustre. ~ Fleur
Wales at Junior Eurovision
Wales initially took part in the Junior Eurovision as part of the United Kingdom between 2003 and 2005, which was organised by ITV.
Wales first debuted on its own in Junior Eurovision in 2018 which was held i Minsk, Belarus. Organised by S4C they selected their first entrant through the same process as this year.
They selected Manw and internally selected the song “Petra”. Unfortunately Wales came last receiving no jury points and just 29 points from the online voting.