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Ireland return to The Late Late Show for Eurovision 2022

RTÉ have begun their process for Eurovision 2022 earlier than usual, and have this Friday evening confirmed that they would return to “musical democracy in action” – that’s right, The Late Late Show returns as the Irish selection process for 2022! Ireland's 2022 entry will be selected on a Eurovision #LateLate Show Special 💚⭐️🇮🇪✨🎤 Got what it takes? Go to …

Eurovision 2022 News Round-up: Pre-recorded backing tracks, X Factor Israel participants, Melfest host and dates, & more!

This weekend, we received a fair bit of news related to Eurovision 2022: backing track announcement, participation announcements, and participants for upcoming national selections. Let’s dive into the juicy information, shall we? Pre-Recorded backing tracks allowed for 2022 Due to the on-going pandemic, the EBU amended the official rules to formally allow pre-recorded backing vocals at the contest. This amendment …

Who will qualify from Semi-Final 1? It’s time to predict the qualifiers!

All photos used in this article credited to the EBU/AVROTROS – Nathan Reinds, Andres Putting, Thomas Hanses. It’s crunch time – in two days, the Eurovision Song Contest will finally return to our screens after a two-year gap, and it’s fair to say the excitement and hype is stronger than ever for Europe’s favourite competition to return. On Tuesday evening, …

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 …

Second Rehearsal: Our report on the second batch of songs

The second block of today’s rehearsals have come and went. Check out our report on North Macedonia, Ireland, Cyprus, Norway and Croatia below. 06. North Macedonia (#MKD) Vasil – “Here I stand” Once again Vasil Garvanliev took the stage for a vocally stunning performance. The North-Macedonian tenor shows off his vocal talents with two flawless renditions of his musical-inspired song …

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 …

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”, …

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