Brendan Murray, former member of boy band Hometown, was chosen to represent Ireland in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. After a long wait, the Louis Walsh pick announced that he will sing ‘Dying to Try’ in Kiev. Listen to the song below!
Brendan Murray, former member of boy band Hometown, will represent Ireland in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Irish Mirror and Irish Daily Mail has reported today that Irish pop mogul Louis Walsh will announce the Irish Eurovision entry on national broadcaster RTE’s chat show The Late Late Show tonight.
Ireland: the most successful country in Eurovision history with seven wins, but not much to sing about in recent years. With wins in 1970 (Dana), 1980 (Johnny Logan), 1987 (Johnny Logan), 1992 (Linda Martin), 1993 (Niamh Kavanagh), 1994 (Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan) and 1996 (Eimear Quinn), Ireland still holds the record for most wins at Eurovision. However, Ireland haven’t fared so well in the last 15 years, with only two top ten finishes and failing to qualify for the final on five occasions including 2015 and 2014. Sweden are hot on their heels with six wins and have performed particularly well in the past five years with two wins and two third places. Ireland, it would seem, has to step it up a notch…
Last night saw Ireland’s Eurovision hopeful Molly Sterling return to the Late Late Show to perform her song ‘Playing With Numbers’. Molly was accompanied by Greg French who co-wrote the song with Molly and gave a brief interview with host Ryan Tubridy before her updated rendition of her Eurovision song.
Ireland’s Eurovision fortunes have really taken a turn for the worse ever since their hey days of the late 80s/early 90s when they won a record breaking seven times. While still unbeaten to this day, Ireland haven’t even come close in recent years. They failed to qualify in 2014 with Cann Linn and Kasey Smith. They came in 26th place of 26 in the Final in 2013 with Ryan Dolan. It took Jedward’s ‘Lipstick’ in 2011 to see Ireland with any decent chance of doing well. Read on to see what we make of their chances in 2015.
Last night saw Ireland choose Molly Sterling and her song ‘Playing with Numbers’ to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015. The 16 year old was chosen over Kat Mahon who’s Charlie McGettigan penned ‘Anybody Got a Shoulder?’ finished in second place. Third place went to Swedish singer Erika Selin and in fourth was early favourite to win Nikki Kavanagh with her song ‘Memories’. Finishing bottom of the pack was Alex Saint’s ‘She’s So Fine’.
RTE have come under fire recently for choosing not only dated, boring and predictable songs to compete in the Late Late Eurosong special but also for the format itself. The studio is too small to accommodate any
It’s almost D-Day for Ireland. As friday and the all important Eurosong Late Late Show Special draws that bit closer, we want to know who you think Ireland should choose as their 2015 Eurovision entry. Listen to all the songs below and choose your favourite in our poll.
Ireland have announced their contenders for Eurovision 2015. The 5 acts competing to represent Ireland will face off against each other on Friday 27th February and it will see a change in format from the usual Late Late Show mentor system to a new selection show to be fronted by Nicky Byrne from Westlife.
The acts themselves see a mix of old and new including acts who have previously tried to represent Ireland before like Nikki Kavanagh