RTE, has confirmed that it will reveal the names of the 5 candidates that will compete in the 2014 Eurosong final in early February.
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 as follows:
- Billy McGuiness
- Hazel Kaneswaran
- Cormac Battle
- Valerie Roe
- Mark Murphy
The deadline for the mentors to submit their songs is February 3rd.. The same voting system of 50% public and 50% regional Jury is being kept for this coming Eurosong.
For the last 4 years Ireland has been more successful than it had been the few years previous. Starting with Niamh Kavanagh in 2010 where she qualified from the semi-final and finished 23rd in the final. Jedward in 2011 where they qualified from the semi-final and finished 8th, Jedward represented Ireland again in 2012 and again qualified from the semi-final and finished 19th in the final and finally Ryan Dolan in 2013 who qualified from the semi-final and finished 26th in the final.
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