Tag Archives: 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Listen: Muireann McDonnell and her charming cover of ‘Moon River’

Muireann McDonnell @Forestside/Arts Business Northern Ireland
Muireann McDonnell @Forestside/Arts Business Northern Ireland

Muireann McDonnell has performed a beautiful version of the standard classic, Moon River. Muireann gives her own and charming interpretation of the song. She thanks Thornton Pianos and their crew for the opportunity to play the restored Challen upright piano and the support they give musicians in Ireland.

Moon River was composed by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and has been covered by many artists and Andy Williams is particularly known for his version of the song.

Muireann represented Ireland at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Suile Glasa.

You can see Muireann perform Moon River below.

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Ana Kodra has big success at two online music festivals

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Ana Kodra has had big success by winning two important international prizes at online music festivals.

First was the WAPA Caucasus section organised in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Also, Ana won the top prize for the 10-13 age category at the Brilliant Voices 2020 competition organised in Monaco.

Congratulations to Ana on her great achievements.

Ana represented Albania at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mos ma prekni pemën (Don’t Touch My Tree).

You can see Ana perform her JESC 2017 song below.

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Muireann McDonnell covers ‘Listen Before I Go’ by Billie Eilish

Muireann McDonnell
Muireann McDonnell

Muireann McDonnell has covered the Billie Eilish song, Listen Before I Go. Muireann’s vocals suit the gentle song very much.

Muireann continues to blossom as a young musician and enjoys very much playing live when possible.

Muireann represented Ireland at the 2017  Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Súile Glasa.

You can see Muireann sing Listen Before I Go below.

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Ana Kodra wins Grand Prix prize at the WAPA International Festival

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Ana Kodra has had a big success by winning the top Grand Prix prize for her age category, 10-13 years, at the WAPA World Vision – World Association of Performing Arts International Contest 2020 via an online competition consisting of 40 countries.

Congratulations to Ana, who continues to impress judges and fans around the world with her powerful vocals and charming personality.

Ana represented Albania at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mos ma prekni pemën / Don’t Touch My Tree.

You can see Ana perform Feeling Good by Nina Simone below

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 Ana Kodra – Feeling Good –   https://www.facebook.com/armando.gukasyan/videos/pcb.3041027102624557/3041165919277342/?type=3&theater

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Albania: Ana Kodra gives mini-concert for local residents in Tirana

Ana Kodra @News24 Albania
Ana Kodra @News24 Albania

Ana Kodra gave a mini-c0ncert to local residents in her home city of Tirana, Albania. People watched and applauded on their balconies of the apartments during this time of quarantine.

News 24 Albania reported on the event.

Ana represented Albania at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mos ma prekni pemën / Don’t Touch My Tree.

You can see the featured news item about Ana below.

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Maria Iside Fiore and her message of hope with ‘Heal The World’

Maria Iside Fiore
Maria Iside Fiore

Maria Iside Fiore has recorded a special message of hope at Easter during this difficult time in the world, with her interpretation of Heal The World, by Michael Jackson.

Maria Iside has made a short video wishing people a Happy Easter and hope for a return to a good normality as soon as possible and not give up hope.

Maria Iside represented Italy at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the charming Scelgo (My choice).

You can hear Maria Iside with  Heal The World below.

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Albania: Listen to the beautiful ‘Gjyshes’ by Efi Gjika, Isea Çili. Ana Kodra and Klaudio Zoto

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A charming collaboration by Efi Gjika, Isea Çili, Ana Kodra and Klaudio Zoto has been released entitled Gjyshes (Grandmother). It is dedicated to grandmothers everywhere and is the wonderful idea by composer and producer Sokol Marsi. The song has a delightful and heart warming melody and gives everyone hope during these difficult times.

Efi (2018), Isea (2019) and Ana (2017) represented Albania at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Klaudio was the first Albanian representative at the 2018 Eurovision Young Musicians festival.

You can hear the beautiful Gjyshes and see the music video filmed and recorded at the individual homes of the singers and composer below.

Source: ESC Covers; RTSH

Anastasiya Baginska releases new song ‘Tumany’

Anastasiya Baginska from the video clip of 'Tumany'
Anastasiya Baginska from the video clip of ‘Tumany’

Anastasiya Baginska has released a brand new song entitled Tumany (Mist).

It is a powerful and anthemic song with a strong message about saving the planet before it is too late.

Anastasiya represented Ukraine at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Ne Zupynia/Don’t Stop.

You can see the official music video for Tumany below.

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Muireann releases her new original song ‘She Got Him’

Muireann - 'She Got Him'
Muireann – ‘She Got Him’

Muireann has released her brand new and original song entitled She Got Him. It is a contemporary and feelgood song with a strong vibe. You can feel the live music with the guitar driven rhythm.

Muireann is a very talented young musician, singer and songwriter. She loves to perform live and constantly performs at gigs and venues in Ireland as well as busking. Music is definitely her passion!

It was in 2017 that Muireann McDonnell represented Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia, with Súile Glasa (Green Eyes) and impressed many with her performance.

She Got Him is now available to purchase or stream via most digital stores such as Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

You can see Muireann doing a live interpretation of She Got Him below.

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Ireland: Muireann wins songwriting competition in Belfast

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Muireann McDonnell@copyright: Jim Heal (collingsandheal.com)

Muireann McDonnell has won an important songwriting competition in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She won in the U17s category at the Forestside Live Sessions competition.

Muireann is doing really well with her songwriting skills and live performances. She represented Ireland at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Súile Glasa.

You can see Muireann perform an original composition below, The Stars Don’t Shine, at a recent event at Forestside Shopping Centre.

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