• David Murphy

Wales Second Rehearsal

After a traditional Zapiekanka for lunch, it's back to rehearsals and as a constituent part of the United Kingdom, our 'home' nation Wales and broadcaster S4C take to the stage.

Photo © EBU, Thomas Hanses

After a disappointing debut in 2018 finishing in last place, Wales should be fairing much better this year with Erin Mai's Calon Yn Curo (Heart Beating). Despite the church hall dance school moves (like their colour-coordinated light up shoes though), Erin has poise centre-stage, elevated on a Perspex box to demonstrate her stunning red dress (and prevent her from tripping over it I suspect). The performance, like the stage graphic beneath her, has heart, and more giant words make an appearance on the LED screen.

ITV entered Junior Eurovision for the first three years but, despite two top three placings, haven't returned since 2005. UK coverage has since been on a number of radio stations since 2013. S4C under the Welsh flag first dipped their toe in to the world of EBU events with Eurovision choir in 2017. Rumours are that BBC Alba could be considering entering Scotland in Junior Eurovision 2020, after being at Eurovision Choir in Gothenburg this year.

David Webster will be reporting live from rehearsals throughout the day on Gateway 97.8 ( For UK commentary with ESC Insight's Ewan Spence and Ben Robertson, tune in to Castlepoint FM on Sunday 24th November from 15:00 GMT.

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