Last place for Manw in Junior Eurovision


Manw Lili Robin, the first Welsh signer to take part in Junior Eurovision, has finished in last place in the competition.

The 14 year-old Rhostryfan singer performed the song ‘Perta‘ in Sunday afternoon’s televised final in Minsk, Belarus – the first time Wales has been represented at one of the two Eurovision song contests.

But in a vote decided by both the public and juries, the song scored only 29 points – finishing 20th out of twenty entries.


Poland’s Roksana Węgiel won the contest with the song, ‘Anyone I Want To Be‘.

Manw, who currently attends Ysgol Glanaethwy in Bangor, was chosen to take part in the contest after winning the S4C talent show ”Chwilio am Seren” last month.

She has competed at a number of Urdd and National Eisteddfodau, and in 2014, she played the part of Awen in the Welsh version of the animated film ”The Secret of Kells”.

The Welsh entry chosen for the contest, ”Perta” (originally known as ”Hi yw y Berta”), was written by local singer-songwriter Yws Gwynedd.

But the song failed to score a single point from the juries, which accounts of half of the total votes.

The twelve points from the Welsh public vote went to Australia’s Jael Wena, who finished third overall with the song, ”Champion” – which also came top in the overall jury vote.

S4C, and independent producers Rondo Media, have yet to announce if it will send another Welsh entry to next year’s contest.

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