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2015 Junior Eurovision countdown (Part Three)

15 November 2015 at 20:00 CET
In less than a week the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place at the Arena Amreec in Sofia, Bulgaria. While we wait impatiently for the 21st of November to come, continues the series of "Junior" articles to take a look at the participants of the 2015 edition, the Super 17.
In this "Part Three" we continue the countdown previewing the entries of Ireland, Malta, Montenegro and Russia!


Ireland joins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time this year. It was the last country to pick its entry but last week it was finally decided that Aimee Banks will be the first Junior participant for Ireland. Aimee is a 13 year old young soprano from Moycullen, in County Galway. She will be singing Réalta na Mara which translates from Gaelic as Star of the Sea.

Gaia Cauchi's The Start. Trying to match Gaia's success this year they're represented by 13-year-old Destiny Chukunyere who, despite her young age, has already won several awards in Malta and will try to get one more in Bulgaria with Not My Soul:

Jana Mirković (15) from Podgorica. Having attended music school from a young age, Jana is not only a competent singer - but also plays the piano and violin, she also attends talent school, special classes for ballet, dance, and has already hosted a children's television show! Jana's Eurovision hero is definitely Måns Zelmerlöw and she will try to win, just like him, with the song Oluja (The Storm):

Mikhail Smirnov is no stranger to performing on big stages. The 12-year-old from Moscow is already a multiple prize winner in Russia and abroad at competitions and festivals for young singers. Russia won the contest in 2006 with the Tolmachevy twins' Spring Jazz. and Mikhail will try to secure a second victory for his country with Mechta (Dream):