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A Mayobridge star in Eurovision Junior final

13 October 2021 - by Aine Quinn

A young singing sensation from Mayobridge has wowed judges of the Eurovision Junior song contest and has made it to the final which will decide who represents Ireland in the annual competition.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be held in December at the La Seine Musicale in Paris, France, with 19 countries vying for the top prize.

Eleven-year-old Sophie Lennon will now battle it out with two other youngsters next Sunday (October 17).

Young Sophie, despite her powerful voice, has only been singing for a few years, beginning when her teachers at St Patrick’s Primary School alerted her mum as to how beautiful a singer she was.

“When her primary school was running a competition, they asked some of the pupils if they wanted to sing and Sophie put her hand up and she volunteered to sing,” explained Theresa.

“So, then the school principal rang me and said: ‘Do you realise how good of a singer Sophie is? She’s after winning that competition this morning’.

 

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