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Ireland: Rules for Eurosong 2015 released

Today the Irish broadcaster RTÉ has announced the rules of their national preselection for 2015. Unlike in previous years, music industry professionals who act as mentors won’t be involved – instead the Eurosong selection will be completely open. Michael Kealy, Executive Producer of the RTÉ entertainment programme, is motivated to find a suitable representative for Ireland in Vienna next year: …

Ireland: Goodbye Eurosong?!

It seems that the Irish broadcaster RTÉ has had enough of the Late Late Show’s Eurosong selection and has scrapped it altogether for 2015, according to Irish website Goss.ie (or perhaps it was Linda Martin’s 2014 tirade?) The site reports that former Westlife star Nicky Byrne is being lined up to host a newly returned version of popular show The …

Ireland: Ryan Dolan back with new single

It’s been over a year since Ryan Dolan represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and it seems he’s been a busy guy since last May. His first single since Eurovision, “Start Again”, was released in February with the lyrics reflecting his coming out as gay since Eurovision, but now Ryan Dolan is set to release the follow up …

Irish Parliament Rejects Bid to Send “My Lovely Horse” to Eurovision

The Irish parliament rejected a petition submitted by The People Of Ireland (And Interested Britons Too) to make “My Lovely Horse” from the UK’s TV show, Father Ted, Ireland’s official entry for next year’s contest.  The Irish Parliament actually considered the petition, albeit very briefly, before declaring that it couldn’t force Ireland’s broadcaster, RTE, to submit My Lovely Horse and that …

UK: 1997 Winner Released As Charity Single

Back in 1997 Katrina and the Waves took Europe by storm, and won the Eurovision Song Contest by a landslide, with 227 points in the Point Theatre in Dublin. Today, Irish singer,Lee Matthews has released a cover of the winning song with proceeds going to the charity, Join Our Boys. The Charity has been set up in aid of Duchenne’s Muscular …

The 2014 “Expert” Panel – IRELAND

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2014 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 7 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith to represent Ireland!

The Irish entry for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was selected tonight via a special edition of the Late Late show hosted by Ryan Tubridy and Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith was victorious with the song “Heartbeat”. You can listen to the song below. [vsw id=”Qo8P-5w5fA0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   Ireland will perform in the second half of Semi Final 2 on …

Ireland : RTÉ reveals Eurovision 2014 hopefuls

Today RTÉ has announced the 5 hopefuls that will participating in the Irish national final this year. They are : Patricia Roe who is being mentored by her sister Valerie. She will be singing “Don’t Hold On”. Eoghan Quigg who is being mentored by Mark Murphy. He will singing “The Movie Song”. Cann – Linn featuring Kasey Smith are being mentored …

Ireland 2014 : National Final February 28th

The format for the 2014 Irish national selection has been revealed. As with past years the Irish broadcaster has opted for the same format. 5 mentors will have the sole responsibility of selecting 5 entries for the Eurosong 2014. The national final will be broadcast live on the Late Late Show on the 28th of February. The 2014 mentors are …

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