Erin Mai from Llanwrst, a small North Wales town on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, has been crowned the winner of Chwilio am Seren 2019, the method of selection for Wales’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland.
After several weeks of being mentored and three televised rounds on Welsh broadcaster S4C, Erin prevailed over some strong competition.
Erin will perform “Calon yn Curo,” written by Jon Gregory and Sylvia Strand from Cyprus’s Eurovision 2010 group Jon Lilygreen & the Islanders, as well as Ed Holden, in Poland on November 24, 2019.
Six acts (four solo performers, one duet, and one five girl group) made into tonight’s final, with Erin progressing with the duet of Mackenzie and Rhiannon, and Cerys, a self-taught singer who was a fan favorite after using the process to come out of her shell and overcome self-doubt, to the final’s second round.
All three performed “Calon yn Curo,” and Erin was determined to be the winner by a combination of both jury vote and televote.
— S4C 🏴 (@S4C) September 24, 2019
Erin will have the daunting task of getting Wales’s Junior Eurovision campaigns back on track after Manw came in 20th and last at Junior Eurovision with “Perta.” The selection process was the same, with only one mentor change in Lloyd Macey coming in alongside Connie Fisher and Tara Bethan.
What do #YOU think of Erin’s prospects at Junior Eurovision 2019? Will “Calon yn Curo” top “Perta,” or after Manw and Michael Rice, is a British act facing the prospect of a third successive last place at a Eurovision event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, in our forum, or on social media!