jESC 2015: Ireland – Aimee Banks – Réalta na mara



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 17 competing entries from the 17 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria (officially, though, the host will be Bulgaria as a whole. Sofia is only the location of the venue)

The second and last debuting country this year is Ireland and they will sing… in irish (two notes: first, it’ll be the first time a irish entry will be sung in irish on a EBU related song contest since ESC 1972 (Sandie Jones, “Ceol an ghrá”) – second, it’s TG4, the 100% irish languaged channel (as well as the other irish active TV broadcasting member in EBU), that’s representing the country in jESC as opposed to RTÉ who’s in charge of ESC). The song in question is a crossover celtic-opera like ballad with a medieval-like story named “Réalta na mara” (translation: “Star of the sea”) which will be sung by Aimee Banks who not only co-wrote the music, but also did the lyrics by herself. Two of the three remaining composers – Niall Mooney and Jonas Gladnikoff – have also co-written three irish ESC entries, two of them together (2009Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy, “Et cetera” and 2010, Niamh Kavanagh, “It’s for you”) and one other which wasn’t co-written by one of the two mentioned composers (2014, Can-Linn ft. Kasey Smith, “Heartbeat”. Jonas was one of the writers of the song – Niall wasn’t part of the entry’s writing team). A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: Paradise has arrived in every possible way for this one – splendid melody with great arrangements, captivating angel-like voice and a wonderful mystical narrative on its lyrics. Also, the irish language sounds lovely on this one – definitively a stand-out this year. I wonder if it could do well, but I hope a miracle happens – provided that Aimee gives the performance of her life, both visually and vocally…

The last country I’ll be giving an opinion from for today is last year’s winning country: Italy. Stay tuned…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 10 de November de 2015, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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