Ireland finally broke their Eurovision silence today announcing that Lesley Roy will represent them in Rotterdam with the song ‘Story of My Life’.
Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland at Eurovision 2019. Find out more about the singer with our feature 10 Things About…Sarah McTernan!
There has been pressure for a number of European nations to withdraw from next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to be hosted by Israel in May 2019. After Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the Contest in Lisbon last week for her song ‘Toy’, she announced ‘Next Year in Jerusalem!’. Although there has yet to be any official announcement from the national broadcaster IPBC or the EBU, many sources point towards Jerusalem as the host city for 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his interest in Jerusalem hosting the Contest and the other main rival city Tel Aviv have stated they have no interest in putting a bid in.
The news is not welcomed by all, and some politicians, political groups and other individuals have expressed their disgust at the recent and historic violence that the Israeli state has carried out on the Palestinian people on the Gaza Strip. In the wake of the Eurovision result, there has been widespread attacks on Palestinians following the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Among those expressing that their nation should boycott the Contest in 2019 in protest are former winner Charlie McGettigan (Ireland) and a petition started by an Icelandic native has garnered almost 20,000 signatures.
Ireland have chosen Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Eurovision 2018. The singer will perform ‘Together’ and here are the lyrics for the song!
Ireland chose Ryan O’Shaughnessy to represent them at Eurovision 2018 a few months ago, and with the EBU deadline for song submissions looming, this week RTE debuted the song he will sing at Lisbon in May. Listen to ‘Together’ below:
Ireland have chosen Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Eurovision 2018. The singer will perform ‘Together’ in the first semi final on 8 May. Get to know him better with these 10 Things About…Ryan O’Shaughnessy.
Irish broadcaster RTE confirmed today that Voice of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent contestant Ryan O’Shaughnessy will represent Ireland in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. He will perform the song ‘Together’ in Lisbon in May.
Just before Christmas Louis Walsh announced on RTE’s Late Late Show that Brendan Murray would represent Ireland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Find out more about the singer…
Last week Louis Walsh sent an invitation for Eurovision supremo Johnny Logan to submit a song for Irish Eurovision 2017 artist Brendan Murray. Walsh was very complementary of Logan’s past efforts, winning the Contest twice as a singer in 1980 and 1987 and again as a songwriter for Linda Martin’s ‘Why Me?’. Logan has now responded to the offer.
The Irish version of Dancing with the Stars will launch in the new year and this week RTE revealed that former Big Breakfast, Paradise Hotel and The Swan presenter Amanda Byram will team up with the Irish Eurovision entrant for 2016 and former Westlife star Nicky Byrne to host the show.