This week RTE released a statement saying that Ireland will chose their entry for Eurovision 2015 on Friday 27th February and since then the rumour mill has been working over time. It is expected that the five acts in the running for Eurosong 2015 will get their first play on Ray Darcy’s TodayFM show later this week but until then we take a look at some of the rumoured acts that could be in the running.
Ryan Dolan’s song ‘Only Love Survives’ was Ireland’s choice in 2013, qualifying from the semi final stage but finishing last of 26 songs in the live final. Since then the Strabane singer has had relative success with his song ‘Start Again’ which received high praise for tackling the sensitive issue of suicide among gay teenagers.
Possibly Ireland’s most successful entry in recent years with back to back entries in 2011 and 2012 with Lipstick and Waterline finishing in 8th and 19th respectively, could they be ready for a Eurovision comeback after a two year absence? Not likely but it’s nice to speculate.
Liir are a new three piece girlband consisting of model Michelle McGrath and former Irish reality talent show contestants Leanne Moore and Kim Hayden. Moore in particular is no stranger to Eurovision having performed as a backing singer for Ireland on three separate occasions. Not much is known about the band or how they sound but according to Irish press they seem very likely to appear as one of the five acts.
Louis Walsh’s new pet project is HomeTown, a six piece boy band who are hoping to take the Eurovision stage by storm. Will they get that chance though?
Former Tesco check out lady and X-Factor runner up, Mary Byrne is hoping that 2015 will be her year and that she’ll be selected to fly the flag for Ireland in Vienna in May.
Narrowly missing out to Jedward in the 2011 Eurosong competition with her song ‘Falling’ could Nikki Kavanagh be ready for her second bite of the Eurovision pie?
Having failed to be Ireland’s pick in 2012 and 2014 could Andrew Mann be ready to chance his arm for a third time and be Ireland’s choice in 2015?
Another reality TV show reject, O’Shaughnessy appeared simultaneously on Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice of Ireland. He has two top ten songs on the Irish charts so is Eurovision the natural next step for his career?
Despite denying that her song is one of the five chosen to compete, Rachel McCormack still remains one of the front runners for the selection process.
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