McKean won the public vote to represent Ireland in the song competition during the final of TG4's Junior Eurovision Éire, where she performed the song Hold Me Now by Eurovision winner Johnny Logan.

The youngest Irish participant in Junior Eurovision is the 10-year-old vocalist from Lifford.

McKean, who won her first Feis competition at the age of three, expressed her excitement about representing her nation in Nice this November.

With her song Solas, Sophie Lennon placed fourth in the competition in Yerevan, Armenia, in 2022, making it Ireland's greatest performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to date.