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Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 1 is here – join our pre and post-semi shows!

It’s been exactly two years today since the credits rolled on the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, with Netta handing the trophy excitedly to new champion Duncan Laurence and exclaiming “next year in Amsterdam!” At the time, it seemed a very reasonable prediction, and the press and fans in Israel went on their way back across the world to …

Ireland emerges as winner of Free European Song Contest 2021

Ireland has emerged as the winner of last night’s Free European Song Contest, an alternative Eurovision held by the German channel ProSieben and the brainchild of German Eurovision veteran Stefan Raab. Represented by Rea Garvey with “The One”, Ireland’s upbeat folk-inspired dance pop track collected 116 points from the other participating countries, ahead of the Netherlands in second place with …

Which is YOUR favourite rehearsal in each semi-final? Vote in our polls!

All photo credits: EBU/AVROTROS With the first four days of rehearsals now behind us, and each semi-final participant having had their first run through, the picture of Eurovision 2021 now looks at least a little clearer. So, we wanted to know how #YOU are feeling about the songs in this year’s semi-finals! Which act in each semi do #YOU feel …

Road to Rotterdam: Lesley Roy (Ireland)

As rehearsals get underway in Rotterdam, we continue to profile all 39 participants in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Splitting her time between her native Ireland and the United States, Lesley Roy has spent her career perfecting a pop rock sound and writing for some of the world’s most talented singers. But when Eurovision came calling, the “Maps” guided her …

“What’s Another Year” songwriter Shay Healy dies aged 78

Shay Healy, an accomplished broadcaster and songwriter who composed Ireland’s winning Eurovision Song Contest 1980 entry “What’s Another Year”, has sadly died at the age of 78. As well as composing Johnny Logan’s iconic Eurovision winner, he was also famed in Ireland for hosting the chat show “Nighthawks” on RTÉ Two in the late 80s and early 90s. Later in …

Eurovision 2021: Who do #YOU WANT to win?

We’re now finally at the stage where we have our completed line-up for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021! After a prolonged selection season, 39 countries remain in the running for the title in Rotterdam. With this now being the case, we want to launch one of our big polls of the year for YOUR personal preference. Which country do #YOU …

Ireland: Listen to Lesley’s Maps

RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, reconfirmed Lesley Roy as countries representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest and last week it was revealed that she will sing Maps in Rotterdam this May. This morning during the morning radio show the song was premiered and now it is available on all streaming platforms and on YouTube. Lesley wrote her song in collaboration with Lukas …

Ireland: Lesley Roy revealed release date for her Eurovision 2021 entry “Maps”

After some speculations in the fandom, Irish representative Lesley Roy confirmed today that the title of her 2021 Eurovision entry will be “Maps.” The song will be revealed on the 26th of February. Lesley announced this news on her social media pages. The news was accompanied with a picture what looks like the Irish country side. Lesley has spent the …

Will Lesley Roy sing “Maps” for Ireland?

We may have had the Irish entry’s title leaked, if lyric site Genius is anything to go by – the website lists “Maps” as an unreleased track by Lesley Roy that appears on the Eurovision 2021 album! The song is marked as ‘unreleased’ among a number of other entries from this year’s contest, including Cyprus’ “El Diablo”, Greece’s “Last Dance”, …

Ireland: TG4 Confirm Participation for Junior Eurovision 2021!

After withdrawing from Junior Eurovision last year, Ireland has confirmed that they intend to return to the contest. Irish broadcaster TG4 and Adare Productions have announced that they are accepting applications for the Irish national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021. Ireland withdrew from Junior Eurovision 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, they are now the 5th country to confirm participation …

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