Ireland’s run of form in the last few years has left fans in the most successful country craving for another win, especially with Sweden fast approaching their record. Is there an Irish hope that could bring the country a win in the 21st century?
County Wicklow-native Hozier is our readers’ favourite to perform for the Emerald Isle in Sweden, and there’s no doubt it would be a stellar choice for the Irish. Showcasing an emotive craft of creative lyricism and moody, atmospheric ballads, the young singer’s repetoire has earned him fans across the continent. Major hit single “Take Me To Church” was a huge hit worldwide while maintaining the Irish influence on the singer, but would he be able to replicate this success by penning a Eurovision entry?
Second place was shared by two bands of varying fame; Kodaline and U2. The rest of our readers’ suggestions range from the cult favourite of Eurovision winner Linda Martin to the up-and-coming singer-songwriter SOAK.
The full suggestions for Ireland (draws in random order);
Hozier, Kodaline, U2, Darling, Glen Hansard, Nikki Kavanagh, Bressie, Imelda May, The Corrs, Jedward, Samantha Mumba, Kat Mahon, Róisin Murphy, SOAK, Linda Martin, The Script, Lisa Hannigan
The ESC United Dream Team so far;
- Turkey – Gülşen
- Armenia – Lilit Hovhannisyan
- Czech Republic – Lenka Dusilová and Baromantika
- San Marino – Valentina Monetta
- Latvia – MNTHA
- Belarus – Elena Sinyavskaya
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Dubioza Kolektiv
- Slovakia – Celeste Buckingham
- Italy – Marzia Gaggioli
- United Kingdom – Ella Henderson
- Sweden – Alcazar
- Slovenia – Nika Zorjan
- Moldova – Doinița Gherman
- Serbia – Jelena Karleuša
- Germany – Helene Fischer
- Ireland – Hozier
Tomorrow we continue our dream team reveals with a hypothetical situation – who would sing for Australia if they’re allowed to stay?
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