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escYOUnited
27th April 2012, 03:56
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGaZKoim43U

doctormalisimo
27th April 2012, 15:37
If it's Jedward again, I'm sending my Irish passport back and getting a British one :/

Sean
27th April 2012, 17:20
If it's Jedward again, I'm sending my Irish passport back and getting a British one :/

:lol:

In all seriousness though, I'd like anyone but Jedward. Three years in a row would be taking the p!ss

Matt
3rd May 2012, 01:32
I highly doubt Jedward will be back again. Ireland is known for its big ballads and after two years of upbeat, average pop songs I am really hoping for something very Irish.

GRE
3rd May 2012, 11:35
Jedward again!!!xcheer

CANyouLoveMeBack
3rd May 2012, 11:54
I'm sure Jedward will be back again, cause they won't win this year too !

GRE
3rd May 2012, 15:06
I'm sure Jedward will be back again, cause they won't win this year too !
Dont be SO sure about their non victory!Eurovision is unpredictable!And Jedward have many many fans from last year..!

Princezaruza
27th May 2012, 10:32
I'm used in seeing Jedward every year! It would be fun if they join again! :) Just my opinion!

Quent91
27th May 2012, 18:39
No more Jedward, please xbow

CPV4931
27th May 2012, 22:19
Even though I liked both Jedward songs, some different would be fine in 2013 ^^

Yamarus
27th May 2012, 22:35
Ireland deserves two years of relegation in the Semis for having infected Europe with epileptic maniacs...

Okay, I'm being mean. :-D.

I expect nothing exciting from Ireland in 2013 tbh.

Quent91
27th May 2012, 22:38
Ireland deserves two years of relegation in the Semis for having infected Europe with epileptic maniacs...

xyeah

Charly
28th May 2012, 22:55
THE HEAD OF RTÉ’S delegation to the Eurovision Song Contest has admitted his relief at not having to organise next year’s contest, after Jedward failed in their second bid to win the contest in Azerbaijan on Saturday.
Julian Vignoles, who is RTÉ’s assistant commissioning editor for factual programmes, said having to host the contest – which is an obligation of the national broadcaster who wins the previous year’s contest – would be a “headache”, though also a “privilege”.
“The rules state that if you win it, you host it, so you’d have to look very closely at it – but that’s academic now.”
Vignoles told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that the contest is significantly more demanding to host now than it was when Ireland last played host in 1997 – with the number of participating countries almost doubled, requiring the introduction of two semi-finals.
Explaining that this had an impact on Ireland’s chances of ever winning the contest again, he added: “When we won the competition, the rules were [that] you had to sing in a national language.”
Because this rule no longer existed, many countries with lesser spoken languages instead submitted their entries in English – meaning Ireland’s advantage of singing in a well-known tongue was diminished.
RTÉ would discuss a potential change of approach to the contest “in the next few weeks”, he said.
Sweden’s victory in Saturday’s contest also averts a potential accommodation headache for Dublin: the European Broadcasting Union had already fixed the date of next year’s contest for Saturday May 18, the same day that Dublin hosts the final of rugby’s Heineken Cup.
With Dublin also hosting the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup on the Friday night, as well as visiting delegations and supporters from as many as 43 other EBU members, it may have proven difficult to find enough accommodation in Dublin to cater to demand.
Venue difficulties

The availability of a venue would also have posed difficulties – with Dublin’s O2 arena only able to host 9,500 people during regular all-seated events, a number which would likely fall given the massive front and backstage organisation required for the contests.
By comparison, Baku’s Crystal Hall was able to hold around 20,000 people for Saturday’s contest – even with its capacity limited by the inclusion of the ‘Green Room’ in the arena’s main auditorium – while Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena, which hosted the 2010 contest, holding over 60,000.
The cramped capacity of The O2 would possibly require RTÉ to host the contest in a stadium – which would probably require special dispensation from the EBU, which requires venues to be indoor.
With the Aviva Stadium out of action for the Heineken Cup, RTÉ could have been forced to rent Croke Park, potentially for up to a fortnight – and then face the prospect of having to install a temporary roof on GAA headquarters, which would also require planning permission.
“People say Croke Park, but of course you would not fill Croke Park, probably – and certainly wouldn’t fill it for the semis,” Vignoles said this morning, adding that an outdoor event would mean a daylight broadcast while most of Europe was in darkness, and would also present the possibility of poor weather.

Quent91
28th May 2012, 22:59
while Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena, which hosted the 2010 contest, holding over 60,000.

It was in 2011 and there were 37.000 people, IIRC :?

Sean
28th May 2012, 22:59
Relax guys, no Jedward in 2013!

Hope Ireland can find another popular act to send this year, maybe Two Door Cinema Club or The Script? Haha

Charly
28th May 2012, 23:00
It was in 2011 and there were 37.000 people, IIRC :?

Well thats the news for yer xD

anto475
29th May 2012, 03:54
Relax guys, no Jedward in 2013!

Hope Ireland can find another popular act to send this year, maybe Two Door Cinema Club or The Script? Haha

That's what I'd love to see, us getting someone actually good to go, rather than just the first two idiots that jump through the doors at RTÉ as well as four other nobodies. Bressie, The Script, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, The Saturdays, AIWYFA, Kila, Clannad, The Coronas, etc. etc., we need to find a way to entice them in like they do in France and Spain.

sokyratis555
29th May 2012, 06:11
the script and the saturdays are no chance for selection in 2013, as brilliant as it could be. ireland has talent, and it would be great for them to showcase it this year after there 'jedward' years.

Nikki Kavanagh should get her chance

MrJadeEwen
29th May 2012, 14:08
As awesome as it would be having the script, Danny'll be on the voice again so I think they're out :(

ailenfrench
29th May 2012, 14:45
It would have been SO good if The Script could represent Ireland next year. But I doubt it would happen. I have a feeling it will be Ryan O'Shaughnessy... He got so popular since Britain's got talent. :D

lmwells1
29th May 2012, 16:43
Hope its not someone well known, especially not someone borrowed from a reality show (like Jedward or Ryan Shaughnessy). There is plenty of proper talent in Ireland, and someone completely fresh needs to come in and give it a shot.

Matt
29th May 2012, 21:01
Jedward about a possible 2013 run

“I think we’ll leave it to somebody else to do it next year. We’ll leave it to a new artist out there who is undiscovered.” John said but is their decision final? Edward leaves a door open: “We never know what will happen. If the President rings us up and says, ‘John and Edward, we need you. Seriously we need you guys’. Then we’ll think about it.”

anto475
29th May 2012, 22:13
Jedward about a possible 2013 run

“I think we’ll leave it to somebody else to do it next year. We’ll leave it to a new artist out there who is undiscovered.” John said but is their decision final? Edward leaves a door open: “We never know what will happen. If the President rings us up and says, ‘John and Edward, we need you. Seriously we need you guys’. Then we’ll think about it.”

Somehow I doubt our President would ever want them to represent us, therefore, if this is the only statement they'll make on the subject, we'll have someone different in 2013!

I'd like to see Ryan go for us next year, I don't like his music but I think he's very good and contemporary and would do very well with something simple, like Roman Lob this year or Tom Dice in 2010.

I don't see why we don't just choose someone from The Voice or the various Battle of the Bands type competitions that are held all over the country over all genres really, as opposed to bringing back the likes of Niamh Kavanagh who represents a much older generation.

Grinch
29th May 2012, 22:32
If the President rings us up and says, ‘John and Edward, we need you. Seriously we need you guys’. Then we’ll think about it.”

:lol: I doubt that!

GodSaveTheQueen
29th May 2012, 22:34
Please not Jedward again.. Maybe The Cranberries =))

Fluke
30th May 2012, 01:09
Maybe Jedward will return as commentators?

Hegepege
30th May 2012, 10:30
I would absolutley love to see Johnny Logan make a comback. "Hold me now" was really an unforgettable winner, maybe the best ever.

CypriotGirl
5th June 2012, 19:26
I'd love to see The Script too, but it's quite difficult as I understood, so I don't care if the representative will be someone not famous, but all matters is the song. I'd love to see something folk from Ireland, either folk pop or folk rock, or pure folk. But something serious and strong, not like in 2007, that was very weak!

tuorem
24th June 2012, 15:23
What about Lisa Hannigan?
I'd love to hear something like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0X4OxvvaNc

It might not be appealing enough at the first listening though. However, something as genuine as that would be great.

doctormalisimo
24th June 2012, 15:32
^Yesyesyesyesyesyes i've been waiting for someone to mention her :mrgreen:

Her or Damien Rice (or maybe they can collaborate again). Unlikely we'll see either of them, but I'm hopeful :D

tuorem
24th June 2012, 15:41
^Yesyesyesyesyesyes i've been waiting for someone to mention her :mrgreen:

Her or Damien Rice (or maybe they can collaborate again). Unlikely we'll see either of them, but I'm hopeful :D

doctormalisimo, at least we can dream ;)
To be frank, I was shocked that your country chose Jedward again while you've got artists like Lisa.

Sabrewulf238
26th June 2012, 16:14
Why do I get the feeling RTE are going to try to send Conor Quinn to Eurovision?

Conor Quinn, Team Bressie - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2TykM8v890)
Conor and Nikita's Battle, Team Bressie - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxiypDwW7e0)

Not sure if he'd do it though. I bet there will be somebody from the voice stuffed into the eurosong next year though. Probably end up being somebody nobody remembers too. :p

I really hope that Shaugnessy guy doesn't represent us. I find him really dull. I would rather Conor Quinn, Kiera Byrne, Claire O'Loughlin or Nollaig o'Connor. (kind of anyone else actually)

Kiera Byrne:
Kiera Byrne, Team Bressie - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AGjBZalemc)
Kiera Byrne - Titanium - Live Show 1, Team Bressie. - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ug3b8vmImM)
Kiera Byrne - Stay - Live Show 3, Team Bressie - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDs3w7lE6_A)
Kiera Byrne - I'm Just A Girl - Live Show 5, Team Bressie - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOvsxbsPH2k)
Kiera Byrne - Danny Boy - Live Show 7, Team Bressie - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RacJRh2Smj8)

Nollaig O'Connor:
Nollaig O'Connor, Team Sharon - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hect3PNl4OQ)

Claire O'Loughlin:
Claire O'Loughlin, Team Brian - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm0DUt3Ntw8)
Claire O'Loughlin - Un-break My Heart - Live Show 1, Team Brian - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScwgBjzZLwY)
Claire O'Loughlin - Love Is A Battlefield - Live Show 3, Team Brian - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2etMtzOJVqw)

Nollaig is probably a bit too inexperienced...but I really like her voice. I'd say Kiera Byrne has the best stage presence out of all of them.

Archer
8th July 2012, 21:16
Jedward of course xrofl

Kryptonite
9th July 2012, 14:48
^Yesyesyesyesyesyes i've been waiting for someone to mention her :mrgreen:

Her or Damien Rice (or maybe they can collaborate again). Unlikely we'll see either of them, but I'm hopeful :D

That would be soooo awesome! I love "9 Crimes"! xheart


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqOSCgc8xc

I like both of them separately as well, but I like Damien's music more than Lisa's. Something like "Cannonball" would be great.

NikkiBoy
10th July 2012, 15:32
I send my love and hope to Nikki Kanvan.<3

Matt
10th August 2012, 19:45
Article about Mary Bryne as the possible Irish representative


http://escxtra.com/wp-content/plugins/simple-post-thumbnails/timthumb.php?src=/wp-content/thumbnails/39024.jpg&w=600&h=215&zc=1&ft=jpg&q=90

[ur=Ireland: Will the check-out girl check-in to Eurovision for Ireland | escXtra (http://escxtra.com/2012/08/will-the-check-out-girl-check-in-to-eurovision-for-ireland/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=will-the-check-out-girl-check-in-to-eurovision-for-ireland)]READ HERE[/url]

Matt
17th August 2012, 20:36
Could it be the Rockabilly Lady to take Ireland to Eurovision 2013?

Read article (http://escxtra.com/2012/08/could-it-be-the-rockabilly-to-take-ireland-to-eurovision-2013)

anto475
19th August 2012, 05:47
Could it be the Rockabilly Lady to take Ireland to Eurovision 2013?

Read article (http://escxtra.com/2012/08/could-it-be-the-rockabilly-to-take-ireland-to-eurovision-2013)

I doubt she would in fairness. To someone as good and famous as her in Ireland, the Eurovision is seen as beneath her, which is a shame. Mind you, when I saw the word rockabilly in the title, I thought Crystal Swing and that would be entertaining. But the only way of Imelda May representing us in Malmo is if Julian Vignoles and the rest of those idiots in RTÉ look at Nina Zilli and then just think of Imelda May, and then pay her with whatever remaining money is left in the broadcaster.

A-lister
19th August 2012, 23:54
Could it be the Rockabilly Lady to take Ireland to Eurovision 2013?

Read article (http://escxtra.com/2012/08/could-it-be-the-rockabilly-to-take-ireland-to-eurovision-2013)

I hate rockabilly :lol:

One of the worst genres imo

Matt
25th August 2012, 02:02
Will Ireland ignore the big names and send a little known voice to Malmo?

READ ARTICLE (http://escxtra.com/2012/08/will-ireland-ignore-the-big-names-and-send-an-unknown-voice-to-malmo)

Matt
2nd October 2012, 19:03
The Irish national final will be held at the end of February 2013. The show will be once again aired on the Late Late Show on RTE. No news about how they're going to choose a song but this is a start.

anto475
3rd October 2012, 03:54
The Irish national final will be held at the end of February 2013. The show will be once again aired on the Late Late Show on RTE. No news about how they're going to choose a song but this is a start.

Oh for piss's sake, the Late Late is already being derided as cheap crap and under Tubridy the viewing numbers are plummeting something fierce. The only reason they still keep it airing is because it's the world's longest running chat show and RTÉ need that little bit of self-gratification because they can't come up with other original programming. To put our National Selection on this will just run interest in the Eurovision in Ireland into the ground and we'll end up sending some outdated ballad to Malmo and leave Marty Whelan there congratulating them on hard work and a wonderful performance when Ireland is not called out at the Semi Final. The only reason we did so well in 2003 was because our national final was a new tv show and everyone warmed to You're A Star as a new programme.

TL;DR: We will not see the final in 2013.

Nikkita
11th October 2012, 11:18
JEDWARD.AGAIN.PLEASE.
I'll never forget Lipstick. :D

Milos-BC
11th October 2012, 20:21
^^ We have seen way too much of them already, I think.....

Matt
12th October 2012, 20:49
Ireland: Eurovision fever has hit Dublin this week with the Irish Eurovision tour coming to town, as Leanne Moore becomes favourite to go to Malmö 2013.
Meanwhile, the betting odds for those who may be in the running to be chosen as Ireland’s representative for Malmö show see Leanne Moore as favourite. She has hinted on her twitter that she wouldn’t rule out entering this year.

READ MORE HERE (http://eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/ireland-eurovision-concert-and-malmo-rumours)

penguinperson
12th October 2012, 21:12
Wonder if Nikki Kavanagh will come back as well.

MrJadeEwen
15th October 2012, 16:27
She was amazing :) the only current song from any irish selection. Shame she was up against Jedward-fever :\

Matt
6th November 2012, 23:06
Just as in previous years five mentors have been chosen and will need to choose songs and singers who in their opinion is/are ready to represent Ireland.

The mentors chosen are the following:
1. Mairéad Farrell who is a TV and radio presenter
2. Shay Healy who is a writer and a performer
3. Mark McCabe who is a radio DJ and also a producer
4. Niall Mooney who is a song writer
5. Stuart O’Connor who is a producer

anto475
7th November 2012, 06:52
Just as in previous years five mentors have been chosen and will need to choose songs and singers who in their opinion is/are ready to represent Ireland.

The mentors chosen are the following:
1. Mairéad Farrell who is a TV and radio presenter
2. Shay Healy who is a writer and a performer
3. Mark McCabe who is a radio DJ and also a producer
4. Niall Mooney who is a song writer
5. Stuart O’Connor who is a producer

Mairéad Farrell and Mark McCabe are very good, they're both in touch with the young people and should bring something that will drag in the youth in Ireland to Eurovision.
Shay Healy just strikes me as someone who may be very old fashioned, what with What's Another Year and his history on Glór Tire. Iffy about him.
No idea who the other two are, so hopefully Mark McCabe will come up with someone brilliant for Malmo. 2013 will be a good year for us if we pick him.

penguinperson
7th November 2012, 09:42
Niall Mooney wrote Ireland 2009 and 2010. Stuart O'Connor choreographed Jedward in 2012

DanielLuis
7th November 2012, 14:32
Niall Mooney wrote Ireland 2009 and 2010. Stuart O'Connor choreographed Jedward in 2012

Ireland 2009, fantastic. Ireland 2010, simply boring. Lets hope she'll go for something near Ireland 2009.

A-lister
7th November 2012, 17:11
Niall Mooney wrote Ireland 2009 and 2010. Stuart O'Connor choreographed Jedward in 2012

And all of them were awful entries :lol:

Well, the choreography for Jedward was ok I guess (didn't save the bad song however).

2009 was just useless, 2010 was silly dated (not really bad but too generic and dated... if they had gone further with the ethnic tones it could have been good, but those were limited)

CypriotGirl
8th November 2012, 00:11
I want something with Irish/Celtic music touch! But with much of it, not limited like the 2010 entry!

Or if not, then something alternative or indie rock, they have nice bands of this genre over there!

I don't want anything dance or disney ballad, unless is something really special.

A-lister
8th November 2012, 00:38
I want something with Irish/Celtic music touch! But with much of it, not limited like the 2010 entry!

Or if not, then something alternative or indie rock, they have nice bands of this genre over there!

I don't want anything dance or disney ballad, unless is something really special.

And again we agree :mrgreen:

I still think this was the best entry of the Irish selection 2012 (although it would have to be revamped a bit for ESC)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAKvF6zAUAk

Considering the best Irish entry to date imo is the one they sent in Gaelic language (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJzhQz4V2CU), I wish for something in that language again (or atleast partly)... such a unique language gets lost.

The Corrs sang in Gaelic on their album 'Home':


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCwckR_RYPU

What happened to The Corrs btw? They haven't released a studio album since 2005, did they totally stop?

Oh and The Cranberries, another amazing Irish music act... however I doubt we would ever see names like this for Ireland in ESC (atleast not in the current selection method).

anto475
8th November 2012, 03:14
And again we agree :mrgreen:

I still think this was the best entry of the Irish selection 2012 (although it would have to be revamped a bit for ESC)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAKvF6zAUAk

Considering the best Irish entry to date imo is the one they sent in Gaelic language (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJzhQz4V2CU), I wish for something in that language again (or atleast partly)... such a unique language gets lost.

The Corrs sang in Gaelic on their album 'Home':


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCwckR_RYPU

What happened to The Corrs btw? They haven't released a studio album since 2005, did they totally stop?

Oh and The Cranberries, another amazing Irish music act... however I doubt we would ever see names like this for Ireland in ESC (atleast not in the current selection method).

Definitely. I remember watching in February as it slowly gained bare points, a fantastic song, overruled by those two excitable lunatics!
I don't think we'll get anything in Irish though for a while, sadly. I do intend to spend the next few months badgering the mentors to try something as Gaeilge anyway!

CypriotGirl
8th November 2012, 14:28
If the song is partly or fully in Irish, then it would be even more special! Like these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsewvO75Mgw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fE2FQ6gC8bc

penguinperson
8th November 2012, 14:47
Didn't one of the Corrs get addicted to crack?

A-lister
8th November 2012, 14:50
Didn't one of the Corrs get addicted to crack?

Hmm lots of popstars does... did they have to end the group because of one member though? Well, I know they're family... oh well xshrug

A-lister
8th November 2012, 14:50
If the song is partly or fully in Irish, then it would be even more special! Like these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsewvO75Mgw


This is nice :)

anto475
17th November 2012, 21:24
Worry grows amidst speculation that Maireád Farrell is trying to bring back Jedward into running for a third successive year after a tweet released (https://twitter.com/cocomairead/status/269858642617065473) by the mentor.

DanielLuis
17th November 2012, 23:32
Worry grows amidst speculation that Maireád Farrell is trying to bring back Jedward into running for a third successive year after a tweet released (https://twitter.com/cocomairead/status/269858642617065473) by the mentor.

Oh for the love of God

Stuff
19th November 2012, 11:51
I would kill to see Ireland send a Gaelic song and I will kill more if its in Irish Gaelge!

MrJadeEwen
19th November 2012, 12:08
Worry grows amidst speculation that Maireád Farrell is trying to bring back Jedward into running for a third successive year after a tweet released (https://twitter.com/cocomairead/status/269858642617065473) by the mentor.

Oh dear :\



EDIT: Lol i clicked the link... hilarious xD

daniels1000
19th November 2012, 13:04
Worry grows amidst speculation that Maireád Farrell is trying to bring back Jedward into running for a third successive year after a tweet released (https://twitter.com/cocomairead/status/269858642617065473) by the mentor.

You're kidding me, right? xstars Fod God's sake, it was enough Ireland.

A-lister
19th November 2012, 14:02
Worry grows amidst speculation that Maireád Farrell is trying to bring back Jedward into running for a third successive year after a tweet released (https://twitter.com/cocomairead/status/269858642617065473) by the mentor.

xpuke

I mean I really enjoyed 'Lipstick' (the song), I hated the thing they went with last year but seriously Ireland???

NeonProject
19th November 2012, 14:08
People should read properly :/

Nikkita
19th November 2012, 14:30
xpuke

I mean I really enjoyed 'Lipstick' (the song), I hated the thing they went with last year but seriously Ireland???
Jedward is getting more and more teen pop,they are not gonna do another Lipstick.Sorry Ireland.

CypriotGirl
19th November 2012, 14:49
They should send Celtic Woman if they want to win! They have the winning recipe! :lol:

A-lister
19th November 2012, 14:53
Jedward is getting more and more teen pop,they are not gonna do another Lipstick.Sorry Ireland.

I know :( It's such a shame because 'Lipstick' was more cross-generational, it was catchy and it was tongue-in-cheek with character and fitter their crazy personas.

Now they just sound like weak versions of some Disney/One Direction crap.

anto475
19th November 2012, 15:13
I just want to apologise if I've scared anyone by making that post and to those that I have scared, I advise them to click through and read the tweet.

A-lister
19th November 2012, 15:20
I just want to apologise if I've scared anyone by making that post and to those that I have scared, I advise them to click through and read the tweet.

I did click on it but I don't see the connection to the Jedward thing? (maybe cause I never saw the original tweet). Well, hopefully this ain't true then but atleast I found a reason to point out why they should be involved again :lol:

MrJadeEwen
19th November 2012, 15:26
Well, Jedward are known for being "explosive s**ts" and a mentor posted it :P that's the connection haha

A-lister
19th November 2012, 15:34
Well, Jedward are known for being "explosive s**ts" and a mentor posted it :P that's the connection haha

Hmm, does this mean they're on or not? I'm confused :lol:

Matt
24th November 2012, 19:27
Glee Star becomes Possible Representative

http://www.escflashmalta.com/media/k2/items/cache/4fa5d681d6835b873b1693220ef238ad_L.jpg?t=-2147483648


READ MORE (http://www.escflashmalta.com/index.php/music-news/international-music-news/item/2392-ireland-glee-star-becomes-possible-representative)

anto475
24th November 2012, 22:02
Glee Star becomes Possible Representative

http://www.escflashmalta.com/media/k2/items/cache/4fa5d681d6835b873b1693220ef238ad_L.jpg?t=-2147483648


READ MORE (http://www.escflashmalta.com/index.php/music-news/international-music-news/item/2392-ireland-glee-star-becomes-possible-representative)

oh God please no! between this and Jedward and the crisis, do RTÉ want Europe to think we're just a bunch of irresponsible teen girls?

A-lister
25th November 2012, 14:38
oh God please no! between this and Jedward and the crisis, do RTÉ want Europe to think we're just a bunch of irresponsible teen girls?

:lol:

I remember him from Glee. I agree though, time for Ireland to send something 'serious'. It seems RTÉ only want to cater to a certain demographic group. Atleast this guy is probably musically more talented than Jedward, but I find him generally meh. However, I COULD see him singing an ethno-flavored ballad... but they'll probably just send him with some teenage music.

Matt
13th December 2012, 05:40
there is likely to be little or no news from the contest’s most successful country until early in the new year.

Source (http://www.escflashmalta.com/index.php/music-news/international-music-news/item/2442-ireland-rte-setting-the-scene-for-eurosong-2013)

Matt
19th December 2012, 16:25
Rumors are floating around that former westlife star Shane filan will represent Ireland next year.

CypriotGirl
19th December 2012, 21:57
Rumors are floating around that former westlife star Shane filan will represent Ireland next year.

I always loved Westlife (mostly their late 90s and early 00s songs). It seems promising, but on the other hand, he will play as Mr Nobody for most of the people, I don't think he can be viewed as big name. xshrug

If it's true, let's hope for a good song and not a mediocre one.

MyHeartIsYours
19th December 2012, 23:12
I want the "Glee star"!! :D

Venage
19th December 2012, 23:16
I want the "Glee star"!! :D

I don't :? Please send some real musicians. I have listened to many talented artists in the Irish pubs. You don't have to send some trashy teens like Jedward for sure :D

Matt
20th December 2012, 17:20
The Shane rumor was already put to rest

Ireland: Shane Filan Denies Eurosong Participation (http://www.escflashmalta.com/index.php/music-news/international-music-news/item/2468-ireland-shane-filan-denies-eurosong-participation)

Matt
30th December 2012, 20:24
[FONT=Arial]Over the coming weeks RTE are expected to drip-feed the names of the five acts who will contest the Eurosong final and right to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

http://escxtra.com/2012/12/announcement-on-irish-acts-due-soon/]Source ([/FONT)

anto475
30th December 2012, 21:23
[FONT=Arial]Over the coming weeks RTE are expected to drip-feed the names of the five acts who will contest the Eurosong final and right to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

http://escxtra.com/2012/12/announcement-on-irish-acts-due-soon/]Source ([/FONT)

hmmmm....if the artists listed there are the ones that are going to be chosen, it would seem we're going down the pop/pop-ballad route. ho hum. i'm sure however some obscure people that no one has heard of in years will be pulled out of somewhere for the Late Late, there's always one at least

Matt
4th January 2013, 01:14
Nadia Forde, Panto Model, to Represent Ireland at Eurovision? | WiwiBloggs.Com (http://wiwibloggs.com/2013/01/03/should-panto-model-nadia-forde-represent-ireland-at-eurovision/19834/)

beko64
6th January 2013, 19:22
It would be amazing if we could send the cranberries. I know it will never happen in a million years but I can dream. ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yam5uK6e-bQ&list=UUF9i903aeMcvcapmP1bS1oA&index=9

Trece
7th January 2013, 15:21
Celtic Women pls xbow


PS xrofl3

A-lister
7th January 2013, 18:46
Celtic Women pls xbow


PS xrofl3

I'm missing the joke here?

Celtic Women would be a GREAT choice! :)

DanielLuis
7th January 2013, 20:34
I'm missing the joke here?

Celtic Women would be a GREAT choice! :)

It's because of Worldvision. They won twice in a row for Ireland.

A-lister
7th January 2013, 23:29
It's because of Worldvision. They won twice in a row for Ireland.

I see... well that's a good sign :)

I really hope Ireland will dare to send something Celtic and in Irish/Gaelic finally!

DanielLuis
7th January 2013, 23:49
I see... well that's a good sign :)

I really hope Ireland will dare to send something Celtic and in Irish/Gaelic finally!

That would be one of my biggest ESC dreams come true :D

Matt
7th January 2013, 23:57
I'm missing the joke here?

Celtic Women would be a GREAT choice! :)

I don't know too much about Celtic Woman but the only songs I'm familiar with happen to be covers, do they have a lot of original material?

A-lister
8th January 2013, 00:41
I don't know too much about Celtic Woman but the only songs I'm familiar with happen to be covers, do they have a lot of original material?

No idea, the only thing I've came across was here... never heard of them before. But I like their style, if they'd come up with an original song like that they could be great.

anto475
8th January 2013, 00:43
I don't know too much about Celtic Woman but the only songs I'm familiar with happen to be covers, do they have a lot of original material?

I don't think so, I don't like them for that tbh. Enya's amazing and they keep getting money from covers of her songs and she remains painted as a lunatic hermit. We wouldn't send anything as great as Celtic Woman though until we're out of recession anyway, there's a lot of government hands around RTÉ.

One thing I'd love to see is Sinéad O'Connor tho, doing an Irish Euro Neuro type thing. And at the end she rips up a picture of Christer Bjorkman and demands a fair semi final draw :P

A-lister
8th January 2013, 00:47
I don't think so, I don't like them for that tbh. Enya's amazing and they keep getting money from covers of her songs and she remains painted as a lunatic hermit. We wouldn't send anything as great as Celtic Woman though until we're out of recession anyway, there's a lot of government hands around RTÉ.

One thing I'd love to see is Sinéad O'Connor tho, doing an Irish Euro Neuro type thing. And at the end she rips up a picture of Christer Bjorkman and demands a fair semi final draw :P

Hmm what did you mean by Enya and alls?

So you think they could potentially win then (I mean if Ireland would be scared of sending something like this for the risk of winning?).

Oh, Sinéad should definitely do that!! :lol:

anto475
8th January 2013, 01:15
Hmm what did you mean by Enya and alls?

So you think they could potentially win then (I mean if Ireland would be scared of sending something like this for the risk of winning?).

Oh, Sinéad should definitely do that!! :lol:

well they did a cover of a few of her songs, most famously Orinoco Flow, and i've only ever heard the Celtic Woman covers played in all the tourist centres and pubs I've been in here. as well as this, the prevailing opinion of Enya is that she's just some crazy woman holed up in a castle somewhere, despite the fact that she was the person behind those songs.

and they would definitely be in with a real chance, one real enough to frighten the government/RTÉ. most of the European tourists that came through my workplace over the Summer were looking for places to buy their CDs, and they had some kind of role in Riverdance, didn't they? that was a massive hit with the mainland!

A-lister
8th January 2013, 02:30
well they did a cover of a few of her songs, most famously Orinoco Flow, and i've only ever heard the Celtic Woman covers played in all the tourist centres and pubs I've been in here. as well as this, the prevailing opinion of Enya is that she's just some crazy woman holed up in a castle somewhere, despite the fact that she was the person behind those songs.

and they would definitely be in with a real chance, one real enough to frighten the government/RTÉ. most of the European tourists that came through my workplace over the Summer were looking for places to buy their CDs, and they had some kind of role in Riverdance, didn't they? that was a massive hit with the mainland!

Why the hate for Enya? I love her! The Irish should be proud of her accomplishments and bringing the Irish tune to the world.

So what if she's a crazy woman living in some old castle? That's just cool :lol:

Well, if Ireland, as the poorest country in Western Europe back then, managed to host ESC more or less 3 years in a row during the 90's... I don't think it's impossible to host one ESC? Sure, the costs are up since then, but then again even SVT is planning to host a "cheaper" ESC this year with better conditions, so it's not impossible. Also, as much as people may not agree, Jedward's first entry back in 2011 could actually been a winner song, and wasn't the situation even worse back then?

anto475
8th January 2013, 11:47
Why the hate for Enya? I love her! The Irish should be proud of her accomplishments and bringing the Irish tune to the world.

So what if she's a crazy woman living in some old castle? That's just cool :lol:

Well, if Ireland, as the poorest country in Western Europe back then, managed to host ESC more or less 3 years in a row during the 90's... I don't think it's impossible to host one ESC? Sure, the costs are up since then, but then again even SVT is planning to host a "cheaper" ESC this year with better conditions, so it's not impossible. Also, as much as people may not agree, Jedward's first entry back in 2011 could actually been a winner song, and wasn't the situation even worse back then?

Idk it's not so much hate as it is a general attitude of wow that woman's cracked, best leave her to herself. But in fairness she likes the reclusive life so it's not too bad like.

Ahhh but during the 90s our money was beginning to pile up! Plus with the Peace Process in the North we were eager to host, I mean look at the opening of the 1995 with the big PEACE flashing past and then the shots of Belfast. We're famous for austerity and being the good boys of Europe now, hosting something like the Eurovision, no matter what the cost, wouldn't go down too well in the eyes of the public, and frankly, I agree. As much as I love the contest and would kill to be able to just take a bus into town to go and see it live, I don't think I would be happy with the government even spending a couple of million on it when they've cut things like my regional hospital's 24 service. And I'm not really sure, it feels worse but the government says things are getting marginally better but you can never trust them really, especially this year.

Trece
8th January 2013, 14:38
This song is first winning song in WV of Celtic Women xbow and its not a cover xshrug


http://youtu.be/zsewvO75Mgw


Second win with cover of You Raise me Up, the best cover, even better then original imo


http://youtu.be/Yfwlj0gba_k

My Star
8th January 2013, 15:51
I love the random obsession with Celtic Woman on eurovision forums. Its rather bizarre how disproportionately popular they are on them :P.

Personally I dont rate them that highly but each to their own.

Anyway, our nf is looking as horrific as usual. Doesnt overly surprise me though, RTE have continually demonstrated a lack of imagination when it comes to Irish NFs with last year being a prime example. I legit dont understand how they can possibly find songs that would never see the light of day outside our NF O_o. Heres hoping a miracle happens and someone non typical enters.

doctormalisimo
8th January 2013, 16:12
Heres hoping a miracle happens and someone non typical enters.
#optimism

GRE
8th January 2013, 16:40
I like them here !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHOyPLSVam4

A-lister
8th January 2013, 22:39
I love the random obsession with Celtic Woman on eurovision forums. Its rather bizarre how disproportionately popular they are on them :P.

Personally I dont rate them that highly but each to their own.


That's the charm of the ESC forums :lol:

What's even more frightening is that even in the age of Youtube, the majority still thinks that the only artists a country have to offer to ESC are the ones that either entered ESC or their national selections :lol:

Matt
9th January 2013, 06:44
Finalists so far as per eurovisionireland.

- Aimée aka Aimée Marguerite Fitzpatrick
- Melanie
- Sultry Zoe
- Rachel Murphy and Donna Taggart
- Male Solo singer

anto475
9th January 2013, 15:02
Finalists so far as per eurovisionireland.

- Aimée aka Aimée Marguerite Fitzpatrick
- Melanie
- Sultry Zoe
- Rachel Murphy and Donna Taggart
- Male Solo singer


who?

QwaarJet
9th January 2013, 16:01
Male Solo Singer is my early favourite to win. He is such a big name!

A-lister
9th January 2013, 19:23
Male Solo Singer is my early favourite to win. He is such a big name!

:lol:

CPV4931
9th January 2013, 21:01
No Jedward? o0

GRE
9th January 2013, 21:03
one of westlife ?

Matt
10th January 2013, 03:21
I meant to add a comment to "Male Solo Singer" LOL

That website just heard rumors that a Male vocalist is the 5th and final candidate but we shall see if they were right.

anto475
10th January 2013, 03:29
I meant to add a comment to "Male Solo Singer" LOL

That website just heard rumors that a Male vocalist is the 5th and final candidate but we shall see if they were right.

I bet it's Daniel O'Donnell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCMganXb-uo
I can see it now, elderly women across Europe, finally learning how to use a mobile phone, for the sole purpose of voting for Ireland. It'll be as if we've jumped the generation gap from pre-teen to pre-knee (replacement)

A-lister
10th January 2013, 18:25
^
If he'd change his hairdo a bit and build some muscle I'd do :twisted: ... and I'm not an elderly lady ;)

anto475
10th January 2013, 21:07
^
If he'd change his hairdo a bit and build some muscle I'd do :twisted: ... and I'm not an elderly lady ;)

:L He's got a bit of a reputation for being a nursing home bandit over here, he actually holds a tea party every year for his elderly fans in his home!

Actually, just looking around, and I'd love if Male Solo Singer was someone like Rob Steenson or Leiko or GMC or one of our smaller artists like them! I don't normally like rap/rnb/whatever genre you might call them, but they're quite amazing!

Rob Steenson feat. Woody - Summer Rain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZznPfSl2nf0

Rob Steenson feat. Funzo - Five Years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAQH2RYKKaU

Leiko - Make a Wish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXq3mWWLpuI

GMC feat. Bubba Shakespeare - Conas Atá Tú?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxrYRcgV5Ag

Sabrewulf238
19th January 2013, 00:01
Finalists so far as per eurovisionireland.

- Aimée aka Aimée Marguerite Fitzpatrick
- Melanie
- Sultry Zoe
- Rachel Murphy and Donna Taggart
- Male Solo singer


The male solo singer will probably win it then. :(

There's usually at least one act that totally dwarfs all the others in terms of how famous they are. It's going to be made harder because I looked up some of those other singers and I really like them....if they get the right songs we could have a good selection.

bashers
19th January 2013, 10:01
Come on...with a name like Sultry Zoe, how on earth can anyone take her seriously?! LOL

daniels1000
21st January 2013, 15:14
It has been announced by the promoters of the Irish Best of Eurovision tour 2012 that, due to it’s success, they will be doing it all over again in 2013.

Read more HERE (http://www.esctoday.com/42718/ireland-best-of-eurovision-tour-again-in-2013/)

Mika
27th January 2013, 09:36
Glad to see Jedward were put on hold this year. :)

GRE
29th January 2013, 13:10
After two years of Jedward, Ireland will announce the five acts taking part in their national final during Derek Mooney’s Radio show on RTÉ Radio one on 7 Februrary. The five acts have been selected by mentors previously appointed by the broadcaster, and are

Mairead Farrell
Shay Healy
Mark McCabe
Niall Mooney
Stuart O’Connor


escxtra.com

A-lister
29th January 2013, 13:14
Hmm, I don't have big hopes unfortunately.

I think the Irish selection is one of the most lazy ones. The whole mentorship thing and the Late Late Show presentation with the has-beens praising the entries in a forced way and making them look like totally out of touch, to the songs that sound like demos (= unfinished). Ireland need a new approach imo.

anto475
29th January 2013, 13:57
Hmm, I don't have big hopes unfortunately.

I think the Irish selection is one of the most lazy ones. The whole mentorship thing and the Late Late Show presentation with the has-beens praising the entries in a forced way and making them look like totally out of touch, to the songs that sound like demos (= unfinished). Ireland need a new approach imo.

I completely agree. Generally, only older people who remember the chanson-eurovisions bother to tune into the Late Late every week, meaning that no one really knows when the selection is on, unless you're either a fan of TLLS or the ESC. And I fully agree with you, also mentorship my foot, RTÉ get five acts, made up of either tired-gone-off acts or young acts that are desperately trying to make a name for themselves, and then they assign a mentor to them. Then they just bring in the mentors and whoever is a Eurovision fan that works in RTÉ and that dusty old dry Marty Whelan. And they don't even devote it all to the competition, I mean last year they had Martin Sheen on the show for an interview about his college course in NUIG! And then look at the guest who performed, Brotherhood of bloody Man! They should try reaching out to the youth, I've been saying it for ages, and show that the Eurovision isn't just some awful torturous thing. Jedward kind of did that in 2011 but then that was lost in 2012.
Idk, maybe RTÉ should just let TG4 have a go at it for at least one year. They're great at developing new shows and have an amazing range of attractive and effective hosts and designers that would easily allow them to produce something along the lines of Eestilaul or Unser Star fur XXXX. If nothing else, we'd have a song in Irish!

toinou03
29th January 2013, 15:52
Not to mention it's a late late selection because of the time difference ! :D Hopefully, we understand what is said, though the format is not very dynamic... hahaha
They all sit down in a row, as if they were in a court or in the Parliament...
Well you get stuck in the golden age of Linda Martin and Niamh Kavannagh. In my country, everyone think Eurovision has stopped in the seventies ! :D

Oh and, we all wonder : what is the secret of all Irish chorist hairstyle ? Are they the same since 1993 ? Where have been recruited RTE hairdressers ? That's the big deal ! :D

anto475
6th February 2013, 13:52
Ahhh patria, who even are these people that will represent you?

Ireland: Artists and song details announced | eurovision.tv (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=ireland_artists_and_song_details_announced&source=twitter&medium=social&campaign=Twitter)

Also Son Kez is Turkish, what's up with that?
But yeah, no I have no idea who these people are at all. The titles do sound like they could be something amazing and young, but we'll see tomorrow.

But just on the note of the presentation of songs on the bloody Derek Mooney show, it shows just how non-seriously RTÉ take the Eurovision. I mean choosing the song on an episode of the Late Late is one thing, but then presenting the songs for the first time on a show that takes in very little listenership, I mean it's Radio 1, which isn't what young people listen to, it's on at 4, so no one will be listening to it really, I mean no one will be in their cars driving home from work and no one will be at home listening to it. RTÉ frustrate me so much, I mean I have friends doing media studies and they wouldn't take a job from RTÉ if it was offered. They really don't understand the youth at all, and that's why viewing figures are going down so they come up with worse ideas for shows to try and win them back and then more people stop watching except for the elderly and ugh idk I think everything state-run in this country is just destined to fail and alienate the younger sons and daughters of Eriu. (soz for the rant)

escandesc
6th February 2013, 14:31
a Turkish song? omg :o but I must say that I'm glad to hear a Turkish song. That's great! :D

toinou03
6th February 2013, 14:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z8GKdPBYh60

EscTurkey
6th February 2013, 15:06
I was shocked to see a Turkish song in the Irish NF! But I just heard the song and I think it is nothing special :P

Ewigkeit
6th February 2013, 15:17
Go Inchequin! :D

Matt
6th February 2013, 18:23
None of these names ring a bell. It's kinda nice actually, I'll like the unknown and I'm very confident that there is at least one good song among those 5

Sean
6th February 2013, 20:18
Someone called Ryan Dolan? pls

doctormalisimo
6th February 2013, 20:28
Does the writer of the Turkish song know that Turkey withdrew this year?

beko64
7th February 2013, 17:09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gKbVhUuaD4k#!

I don't really like it. =/

penguinperson
7th February 2013, 17:27
Son Kez again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3FZmMLlqXI

All 5 here on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/escireland

Scooby
7th February 2013, 17:50
Traditionally Irish national final is horror :confused:

ESCPOLAND
7th February 2013, 17:51
Song "Fire" is the best :D

EscTurkey
7th February 2013, 18:13
Yesterday I found Son Kez too repetitive and boring cuz it was more than 4 minutes long but now I heard the 3 minute version and I can say I LOVE it.

GRE
7th February 2013, 18:32
Fire & Son Kez xcheer

Synergise
7th February 2013, 18:38
I really don't like the Son Kez entry... :/
Crashing Down, Fire, and Kiss me There are all right, but none of these entries can win the actual competition.

penguinperson
7th February 2013, 18:39
Think I like song 4 Ryan the most. Kasey I find quite bad. Zoe is maybe a tad overproducded too much going on, at Late Late it may come across poorly. Inchequin are surely chanceless. Aimee will probably come across best at Late Late, but nothing happens. It's a good selection for Ireland but it's how they'll come across live.

ESCPOLAND
7th February 2013, 19:22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKbVhUuaD4k

THE BEST ENTRY IN IRELAND <3

Mickey
7th February 2013, 19:39
can't find Kiss Me There on youtube, but have heard the other four and was underwhelmed. Maybe they'll be better live, but can't find anything to really like so far. Unless Kasey's song turns out to be half-decent my money's on Aimée to win.

Sabrewulf238
7th February 2013, 19:47
Nothing really stands out on first listen. :(

Think we could be in trouble this year.

kengaIME
7th February 2013, 19:50
Just about to listen to them. What should I expect?:confused:

Sabrewulf238
7th February 2013, 20:06
Just about to listen to them. What should I expect?:confused:

Everybody's tastes are different.

Expect 3 up tempo pop songs, a pop ballad and a rock/traditional song.

anto475
7th February 2013, 21:22
Son Kez It's grand. It's missing something though and is trying too hard to be something, I can definitely hear that. But I like it, especially the bursts of trad now and then. If it was selected (which it might be), it would need a LOT of polishing before Malmo.

Crashing Down Oh no it's awful, this will have people changing the channels during the Late Late. No one wants something this upsetting representing them, go away Aimée, I'm not even going to finish listening to this.

Fire Hmmmm I can't see this doing well, it doesn't grab you as much as other songs, and it's got a very slow build-up. I don't know what it is but songs like these in Irish NFs seem to be afraid of a quick build-up in the first chorus. If it qualifies, which it might, expect lots of shitty headlines like From Water(line) to Fire!. Of course I'm saying this without having listened to the remaining two songs. Now whether it'll get to the final in Malmo is another story. Obviously we have a good draw, and this is a mediocre song. I suppose it depends on how strong the rest of the semi is. Actually it could have a good chance, if they sped up the chorus, because the rest is fairly bombastic.

Only Love Survives Now this is the kind of fast build-up I was talking about, but then it slowed down something shocking now, ugh why. I'm not sure about this, we'll have to see how it goes live, it could qualify if he's as good a singer without the computers like. This could also qualify, and in the semi with Sweden and Denmark voting in it, a song that could easily be mistaken for David Lindgren or Danny Saucedo might go far.

Kiss Me There Sounds mad camp. So it might qualify, we just don't know. But out of the three powerful songs, this seems the weakest. Won't qualify. It's trashy too.

evija87
7th February 2013, 22:57
I'm not really impressed... Zoe, Kasey and Ryan sound messy to me, I don't know it just doesn't do anything for me. Aimee ballad is too bland in my opinion but very nice voice, so Inchequin "Son Kez" - it's cool, I like it a lot, especially instrumental of it - but if it's going to be enough for Europe... no idea ;)

kengaIME
8th February 2013, 00:56
Well, my favourite keeps changing between Aimee, Ryan and Zoe.
Inchequin… Oh dear oh dear… I think it's hateful.:twisted:


Kasey ...
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mak1ksKinz1rn2271.gif

i anixi
8th February 2013, 01:13
Irish songs on Eurovision are traditionally a bore. Lipstick was the exception. Apparently, tradition's back ;)

QwaarJet
8th February 2013, 03:01
Irish songs on Eurovision are traditionally a bore. Lipstick was the exception. Apparently, tradition's back ;)

If by "boring" you mean of a high quality and if by Lipstick being an exception you mean as an exception to said high quality, then yes I completely agree with you.

Matt
8th February 2013, 06:31
My ranking

1. Aimee Fitzpatrick – Crashing Down:
2. Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives:
3. Kasey – Kiss Me There:
4. Zoë Alexis Bohorquez – Fire:
5. Inchequin – Son Kez / The Last Time:

QwaarJet
8th February 2013, 06:55
Now that I've actually listened to all 5 songs...a masochistic part of me wants Jedward back. That's how shite these songs are. On first listening, I don't like a single one of them.

1. Inchequin – Son Kez : The only song I don't actively dislike. Might grow on me.
2. Aimee Fitzpatrick – Crashing Down : The worst kind of ballad. Little substance, and stays in first gear throughout. I'm still waiting for it to start.
3. Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives : I can't remember much about it. That's usually a bad thing.
4. Zoë Alexis Bohorquez – Fire : Threatens to not suck at points, but this has been done so many times recently that I can't scrape up any enthusiasm for it.
5. Kasey – Kiss Me There : Utter garbage. I would less class this music and more an artillery strike on my ear drums. I surrender!

i anixi
8th February 2013, 10:14
If by "boring" you mean of a high quality and if by Lipstick being an exception you mean as an exception to said high quality, then yes I completely agree with you.

Quality is an asset I try not to overuse around here. It is too discussable a matter anyway. What's the criteria?

But no, I did not mean that. Music is all about emotion so quality, whatever it may be , can never be boring ;)

toinou03
8th February 2013, 12:30
My ranking :
1-Aimée. The most decent, though I don't have a crush on her... But it's very nice after all ! :)
2-Zoe. Not a bad song. Could be well produced...
3-Rylan. It's not my cup of tea... Could be better...
4-Ichequin. It's very odd and dated... Plus it's terribly amateurish...
5-Kasey. OK This one is horrendous ! :o :D

wayneofway
8th February 2013, 17:49
I think Ireland wanted to represent Turkey this year for the absence of Turkey.

They chose "Son kez". The video clip and song is more Turkish then most of previous Turkish entries.

ntvmsnbc Video Galeri (http://video.ntvmsnbc.com/eurovisionda-turkce-son-kez.html)

Sabrewulf238
8th February 2013, 19:57
Been thinking about it and at the moment I'm ranking the songs:

1. Ryan Dolan - Only Love Survives
2. Kasey - Kiss Me There
3. Aimee Fitzpatrick - Crashing Down
4. Inchequin - Son Kez
5. Zoe Alexis - Fire

Aimee has a wonderful voice and I really like the song but I can never actually remember much of it after listening to it....as lovely as it is.

It might be an unpopular opinion but Kiss Me There was the song I remembered most today and I don't think it's as bad as people are saying. It's quite an addictive song. The "wo-oh-oh" parts are oddly hypnotic.

I take back what I said last night, all five of the songs are actually growing on me now. Pretty sure a solid live performance could swing my vote for any of them at the moment.

beko64
8th February 2013, 20:24
I don't particularly like any of them. I think Ryan has the best shot.

Grinch
8th February 2013, 21:57
I don't particularly like any of them. I think Ryan has the best shot.

This.

Schlagerman1
9th February 2013, 18:05
Listened to the 5 Irish songs and one song stands out enourmisly, Ryan Dolans "Only Love Survives". A really cool and modern dancepop song that actually is not Schlagernized like the ones in Sweden often is, this actually feels like a hit from the british isles. :) Cool song and would fit the theme great. Though I think the older public in Ireland might wanna go traditional with Aimee instead..but hope they understand that Ryans chances are much better. :)

Knubelznarm
9th February 2013, 18:54
The music video is quite crappy, but the song is a stomper. For me it's between this or that folk song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQNdHV279w

beko64
11th February 2013, 23:54
This is actually starting to grow on me. I hated it when I first heard it but now I find it to be very catchy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X1VBfve9PNA#!

Sabrewulf238
13th February 2013, 23:10
I'm kinda annoyed, Niall Horan tweeted his support for Zoe and now she has over 80k views on her video.


I guess that means an uncertain National final is out of the question then. I was really starting to enjoy Only love survives too. It looks like it'll be relying on the jury vote now. :(

How influential do you think Niall Horan will be? I wish these influential people would keep their mouths shut and let the decision actually be a decision and not a mob result like always. :/

I think I've decided, unless he makes a complete mess of it on the night...to vote for Ryan Dolan.

hunty73
13th February 2013, 23:19
The dance tracks will all sound terrible in the low tech live show.Zoe ,Ryan and Kasey all have terrible live vocals.If Ireland send any of those 3 they might/will fail to qualify and at best get a bottom 5 finish in the final.
Aimee is the stand out but needs a better song,Inchequin the danger.
The dance songs are beyond bad.Suicide if Ireland send any of them.

Liam
14th February 2013, 06:17
Don't think Niall is that influential, but I think Fire is the best song anyway. It's the song with the most potential - I think Only Love Survives is really soppy, don't get the hype. If Fire wins the NF, I reckon they'll improve it big time :D It wouldn't surprise me if it won without One Direction support tbh.

Sean
15th February 2013, 04:28
I'm kinda annoyed, Niall Horan tweeted his support for Zoe and now she has over 80k views on her video.


I guess that means an uncertain National final is out of the question then. I was really starting to enjoy Only love survives too. It looks like it'll be relying on the jury vote now. :(

How influential do you think Niall Horan will be? I wish these influential people would keep their mouths shut and let the decision actually be a decision and not a mob result like always. :/

I think I've decided, unless he makes a complete mess of it on the night...to vote for Ryan Dolan.

You could say he was 'Horan' for votes ;)

I'll get my coat...

CypriotGirl
15th February 2013, 23:51
Very weak national final IMO. My ranking:

1. Aimee Fitzpatrick – Crashing Down 6.5/10
Good song, sweet but boring. It’s nothing special. It has good verses, but the chorus is not as good as it could be.

2. Zoe Alexis – Fire 5.5/10
The melody has something interesting, but her voice is so weak in studio version, imagine how it will sound live.

3. Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives 5/10
This started nicely, but when the chorus started, I said “oh, welcome Euphoria male version”.

4. Inchequin - Son Kez / The Last Time 1/10
This is so bad, a pure mess. In the middle of a rock song, they “threw” some traditional instruments out of nowhere. Extremely amateurish production.

5. Kasey - Kiss Me There 0/10
This is awful.

Sean
16th February 2013, 00:00
3. Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives 5/10
This started nicely, but when the chorus started, I said “oh, welcome Euphoria male version”.

Looks like someone has to use this phrase in every thread. -.-

CypriotGirl
16th February 2013, 00:05
Looks like someone has to use this phrase in every thread. -.-

But this is really what I felt. And I usually argue with people with using this phrase, but this is the only thing that came to my mind when listening to this song :lol:

Kryptonite
17th February 2013, 14:55
All songs in Irish NF are more than decent to me. Here's my ranking:

1. Ryan Dolan - Only Love Survives = 9.5/10
"Only Love Survives" is my favourite song of this NF. Just like "Fire", it's pretty current, but I prefer this one over Zoe's entry. I think that the final is almost guaranteed, but you can never know for sure.
2. Zoe Alexis - Fire = 9.5/10
"Fire" sounds way more proffesional than "Kiss Me There" and I like Zoe's voice way more than Kasey's. Actually, the whole package really works and could bring Ireland a good placing. It's very current, which is - of course - a good thing. It also evolves nicely. Could be a winner, but it depends on the live performance .
3. Kasey - Kiss Me There = 9/10
Her voice annoys me, but the melody is good. It might be too banal in some parts though. Not a winner, in my opinion.
4. Inchequin - Son Kez = 9/10:
I really like the "feel good" vibe in this song. Another great thing about it is the 1:40 part (and the ending), but it should be connected with the rest of the song a little bit better. Although I do like it, I can't see it bringing Ireland a remarkable placing in Sweden.
5. Aimee - Crashing Down = 8.5/10:
The beginning of this song sounds very promising, but the problem that I have with this song is that it just doesn't evolve. At least not enough to step out of the "grey zone". I like it, it has potential, but in its' current form it would be unnoticed in Malmö.

bashers
17th February 2013, 23:14
Where I can watch the Irish NF??

Matt
17th February 2013, 23:18
Where I can watch the Irish NF??

We'll post the link here in due time. I would think eurovision.tv will broadcast it just like they've been doing with most Finals.

bashers
17th February 2013, 23:24
Thanks Matt, I don't watch many (shamefully) NF's due to time but now i've got a bit of time I want to. Plus I always have more interest with Ireland. Guess because I've visited many times...!

escYOUnited
19th February 2013, 00:23
Please vote for your favorite Irish NF song (s). Deadline: Thursday Night


Ireland: Vote for your favorite NF song(s) | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/ireland-vote-for-your-favorite-nf-songs/)

anto475
19th February 2013, 00:33
So 12points.tv are reporting that Lordi are performing at our NF on Friday. I'm well impressed at this news, usually RTÉ and Vignoles are so stuck in the past I was expecting Lys Assia or Marcel Bezencon's ghost to be performing! I wonder if I get a bus down to RTÉ before the Late Late starts will I see the monsters lurking around the studios

MrJadeEwen
19th February 2013, 01:39
Where I can watch the Irish NF??

RTÉ website will do it... and the UK can vote on the Northern Ireland number.... so get your dialling fingers ready too ;)

Liam
19th February 2013, 07:39
I seem to remember the UK can get RTÉ on Sky Digital, channel number 900-something. Unless I'm thinking of RTÉ Radio xD My grandad has RTÉ 1 and 2, for whatever reason... I think he called sky.

QwaarJet
19th February 2013, 09:54
I seem to remember the UK can get RTÉ on Sky Digital, channel number 900-something. Unless I'm thinking of RTÉ Radio xD My grandad has RTÉ 1 and 2, for whatever reason... I think he called sky.

As far as I know, you can't.

bashers
19th February 2013, 10:18
For me, Ryan has to go through....his voice and song is much better than Aimee's who is in second for me. I don't think her voice is powerful enough for a live stage performance..!

Knubelznarm
19th February 2013, 10:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0sJjmUI0ag

His vocals seem fair enough to me. A few offs though.

GRE
19th February 2013, 10:56
omg his voice is SO annoying live...:?

MrJadeEwen
19th February 2013, 15:22
You can't really judge, that video quality is awful. even the host sounds annoying and he's just talking

evilperson
20th February 2013, 00:49
I can't say I care much for any of these songs. Indifferent to whoever wins.

GRE
20th February 2013, 23:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k3q8vP08JWk

Yamarus
21st February 2013, 00:48
I prefer "Fire" myself.

dizzydjc
21st February 2013, 03:04
Come on Ryan! Big chances for Ireland if he gets through.

escYOUnited
21st February 2013, 05:45
This is the last day to vote in our poll for your favorite in the Irish NF
Ireland: Vote for your favorite NF song(s) | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/ireland-vote-for-your-favorite-nf-songs/)

Sean
21st February 2013, 06:38
Hope first of all that Ryan proves himself to be a decent live singer. If that happens, then Ryan all the way. His song has major potential to do well if chosen...

bashers
21st February 2013, 12:34
Be great to see Ireland get higher than last year too!

GRE
21st February 2013, 13:26
It will be between Ryan & Zoi.
Ryans song seem to be more suitable for eurovision (could be voted both from televoters and juries)
BUT his voice is so annoying,even in the studio version.

Simon87
21st February 2013, 14:09
Im surprised how good songs are in this NF : O

We will see how are they live thats important

anto475
21st February 2013, 20:21
I'm going to watch the Late Late just for Lordi. Also if whatever stream isn't working for you, try Aertv | Watch Irish TV live online (http://www.aertv.ie), you can generally watch Irish TV free streaming there, although I'm not sure how it works outside of the island

evija87
21st February 2013, 21:32
It doesn't work outside Ireland, at least not for me :(

escYOUnited
22nd February 2013, 00:15
Ryan Dolan wins the ESCUNITED Poll | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/ryan-dolan-wins-the-escunited-poll/)

Liam
22nd February 2013, 01:31
Zoe actually surprised me with how good she is live!

MyHeartIsYours
22nd February 2013, 02:51
Cant honestly say Im overenthusiastic about any of the songs but Im supporting Ryan!

anto475
22nd February 2013, 05:20
Cant honestly say Im overenthusiastic about any of the songs but Im supporting Ryan!

Same. Only because Ryan will do the best for us. I'm going to give them all a listen to again after I get home tomorrow.
Of course, one good thing about all of this is that there's no gang of teenage girls on O'Connell Street attacking people to vote for Jedward! I was walking to the bus station and I had leaflets thrusted at me and the words vote waterline screamed at me. I can get the bus tomorrow in peace, Hallelujah!

Sean
22nd February 2013, 05:21
What if the NF is a hoax... and Jedward have been internally selected?

beko64
22nd February 2013, 07:22
Same. Only because Ryan will do the best for us. I'm going to give them all a listen to again after I get home tomorrow.
Of course, one good thing about all of this is that there's no gang of teenage girls on O'Connell Street attacking people to vote for Jedward! I was walking to the bus station and I had leaflets thrusted at me and the words vote waterline screamed at me. I can get the bus tomorrow in peace, Hallelujah!

I heard that Jedward fans are supporting Ryan so you never know. xD

anto475
22nd February 2013, 08:05
I heard that Jedward fans are supporting Ryan so you never know. xD

Might just get the bus from the airport so, cheers :L

ESC
22nd February 2013, 12:24
I don't think that Ireland can qualify with any of these songs.

Nicky
22nd February 2013, 19:27
This is certainly not a bad final for Ireland but not exactly something to write home about either.

- Aimée Fitzpatrick – Crashing down (Very lovely, modest and fragile ballad.)

- Inchequin – Son kez / The last time (I think this is a good song. The combination of celtic influences and the use of the English and Turkish language creates a very unusual but enjoyable and interesting song.)

- Kasey – Kiss me there (I think this is the weakest song from this selection. It’s modern and it’s certainly not (very) bad, but I like all other participating songs better.)

- Ryan Dolan – Only love survives (This is my favorite and probably also the winner of the Irish final. A very good and modern song. I hope Ryan can pull it off live.)

- Zoë Alexis Bohorquez – Fire (A good song but I think the arrangement of the song is a bit too messy.)

Good luck Ireland!

EscGeek
22nd February 2013, 20:06
::12-Kiss Me There xlove
::10-Son Kez/The Last Time
::8-Fire
::7-Only Love Survives
::6-Crashing Down

Sabrewulf238
22nd February 2013, 20:54
Going into the show tonight I'm awarding....

12 - Only Love Survives
10 - Crashing Down
8 - Kiss Me There
7 - Son Kez/The Last Time
6 - Fire

Really hoping Ryan puts in a good performance tonight.

Tinchey
22nd February 2013, 21:15
Out of all songs I like Son Kez and Fire the most, but still I don't feel like those two would be in my top 10. Although I must admit Ryan's song is okejish... but something is missing imo, but with a good performance it could do well in ESC. As for Zoe, I think the chorus is powerful and catchy enough to attract the audience and make them vote for it, I'm just hoping she'll do great live. :)

DanielLuis
22nd February 2013, 22:26
It's on at 22:30 GMT right?

beko64
22nd February 2013, 22:28
9:35 pm GMT I think.

GRE
22nd February 2013, 22:41
link?

beko64
22nd February 2013, 22:44
RTÉ One Live - RTÉ Player (http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/live/8/)

As far as I know it works everywhere.

GRE
22nd February 2013, 22:47
RTÉ One Live - RTÉ Player (http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/live/8/)

As far as I know it works everywhere.
Thanks,it works,but every 20seconds it stops,and then starts again.

beko64
22nd February 2013, 22:48
Ireland: Late Late Show Eurosong 2013 | Eurovision Song Contest - Malmö 2013 (http://www.eurovision.tv/esctv/main?program=74143)

Maybe here will be ok.

anto475
22nd February 2013, 22:48
Just listening to these people (bar Evelyn), you just see how RTÉ don't get the Eurovision really. Waxing lyrical about the boring old ballads that won decades ago and then describing everything that does well nowadays as poppish and getting terribly sentimental over the old days. Also you do get an insight at what Irish people have to put up with during the Eurovision when you see who does our commentary, i.e. Marty Whelan there sitting closest to the desk.

beko64
22nd February 2013, 22:51
I wish we could steal Graham Norton from the BBC to do our commentary.

anto475
22nd February 2013, 22:53
I wish we could steal Graham Norton from the BBC to do our commentary.

Well he is from Limerick! Maybe he could take the Late Late from Tubbers while he's at it!

beko64
22nd February 2013, 22:55
Well he is from Limerick! Maybe he could take the Late Late from Tubbers while he's at it!

I thought he was from Cork.

We can dream. I can't stand Tubs. He is decent on the radio but is fairly crap on tv.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 22:58
Son Kez is Awful!

beko64
22nd February 2013, 22:58
That was terrible.

toinou03
22nd February 2013, 23:02
Son kez was boring but not that bad either...
I don't want to see it in Malmö...

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:02
I bet 3 guests think it was awful but cover up their views with fibs :lol:

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:02
I thought he was from Cork.

We can dream. I can't stand Tubs. He is decent on the radio but is fairly crap on tv.

Woooops! Well, Munster anyway :L

Anyway Son Kez, shocking and awful. Also the commentators seem not to realise that Turkey aren't in it this year for some reason, seems like something big to leave out if you're going to pick a song with bits in Turkish.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:03
I think thy mixed Irish/Turkish music at the end which is the only good part of the song.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:07
Crashing Down is a sweet song but it quite boring :/

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:07
She has a great voice. A pity the song is so weak.

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:08
That was terrible. She sounded a bit scratchy too. But now it's time for the three questionable pop songs, Ryan to win obviously!

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:09
She has a great voice. A pity the song is so weak.

Agree completely. It can easily make you fall asleep. :lol:

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:09
I would love to hit the guy on the right. He is so annoying.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:11
http://trailerparkboys.org/forums/Smileys/default/hammer_1.gif

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:20
I'll never understand why they keep moving the mentors to the exact same seat in the audience. They did it last year as well, like I know it's a small studio but you'd think they'd be able to pull out five chairs out of somewhere for them.

toinou03
22nd February 2013, 23:21
Gosh ! She can't sing xshock

It's a musical crime !

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:21
Her voice just hurt my ears /.\

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:21
She is really bad live. Unless Ryan is somehow even worse he will win.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:22
The Back singers cant even sing too /.\

Sabrewulf238
22nd February 2013, 23:22
Really surprised I thought Zoey would be better vocally.

Fell really flat....I'd be ashamed of Ireland if they voted that through now.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:23
The lies of the 3 Guests start again :3

toinou03
22nd February 2013, 23:23
Shame ! This is so cheap ! It wouldn't have been in a Maltese final ! :lol:

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:23
I really must be tone-deaf, I thought that was quite well and if it was polished up it could do really really well. But everyone I know is giving out about the voice. Woops.

swild
22nd February 2013, 23:23
Something tells me she will be back making the tea at RTE soon.

GRE
22nd February 2013, 23:24
She didn't sing even a word at her own.

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:24
What is the point of commentators that just praise the songs even when they are terrible? RTE need to start doing a proper selection show.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:25
Something tells me she will be back making the tea at RTE soon.

xrofl3


I really must be tone-deaf, I thought that was quite well and if it was polished up it could do really really well. But everyone I know is giving out about the voice. Woops.

You need a hammer on the head :lol:

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:28
An non Swedish song, Hoorah! xcheer

But his voice sucks as someone who lost their voice :o

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:28
Norway has Tooji, Sweden has Saade/Saucedo/Lindgren, we have this melange of them all in the most Irish way possible.

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:29
Backing singers are making it even worse.

Sabrewulf238
22nd February 2013, 23:32
Ryan wasn't as good as I had hoped....I felt like the sound was screwy or something....or it wasn't properly calibrated.

but it's still far better than how Zoey performed.

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:32
The only song has been good out of the 4 atm is Aimee >.<

GRE
22nd February 2013, 23:32
This man was fantastic singer?:lol: (that's what his mentor said)
But the show was good.

GRE
22nd February 2013, 23:33
I think the problem with this song is the Key.If he wins,he should make the song key not so high.

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:36
The sound is always so bad on the LLS. It is possible that any of the songs would sound better in the eurovision.

EscGeek
22nd February 2013, 23:36
when is this show gonna end?? i'm sleepyxsleep

btw..."Kiss me" is the best. xheya

toinou03
22nd February 2013, 23:37
So, now what is the less shameful choice ???

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:37
well she looks like a gorgeous younger Paula Selling, and it's not that bad of a song, but i do wonder why the vocals are so off for most of the artists tonight

Charly
22nd February 2013, 23:38
Kiss me? Eurgh No way i'm not kissing you Love .-.
This is some hows similar to Finland's song but a lil diff instead with Marry Me which is Awful.

beko64
22nd February 2013, 23:39
The sound level for the backing singers keeps changing.

anto475
22nd February 2013, 23:42
If Lordi are terrible now, we will definitely know then that the sound in Studio 1 is shocking, and a lot of the bad vocals are just the fault of some idiot messing with the boards.