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Ireland 1990’s Liam Reilly has died aged 65

Ireland’s representative at Eurovision 1990 in Zagreb (then Yugoslavia), Liam Reilly, has sadly passed away at the age of just 65. The singer-songwriter from Dundalk represented his country at the 1990 contest with “Somewhere in Europe”, finishing joint second alongside France’s Joëlle Ursull and behind eventual winner Toto Cutugno of Italy. He also wrote and composed the following Irish entry …

Eurovision 2021 News Round-up: News from Ireland, Finland, Italy, Iceland, Serbia, and Australia!

Earlier this week we reported on the latest news from other countries, and since that article we’ve gotten another round of updates as we move into the 2021 season! This time we have updates from numerous countries around Europe and Australia and for convenience we’ve gathered them all together in one place. Sanremo 2021 artists revealed by RAI The Italian …

Ireland: It’s Lesley Roy for Emerald Isle [UPD]

Just moments ago it was confirmed by the official Eurovision website that Lesley Roy will be representing Ireland this May in Rotterdam with Story of my life. Her song will premiere at 10am today at Eurovision’s official YouTube channel. Once again RTE opted for an internal selection, but they did call established songwriters to submit their work. In collaboration with 2FM, …

Rumors circulate that The Rua could represent Ireland at Eurovision 2020

Today a post surfaced on The Irish Sun website that declared that The Rua are being considered for Eurovision 2020, quoting an anonymous source and using personal deduction. While we don’t know if this claim is factual or not, the site itself made a strong claim for why the band should be in Rotterdam. For readers who are unfamiliar with …

Riverdance marks 25th anniversary of Eurovision performance with global tour

In April 1994, Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and their talented group of dancers took to the Eurovision stage in Dublin as that year’s interval act. What would follow would become another iconic moment in the contest’s history, and the competition birthed another international sensation in unlikely circumstances. Now, 25 years on from that performance, the Irish dance phenomenon is marking …

Ireland: RTE open for song submissions

2019 was not exactly the best year for Ireland and RTE, but the Irish national broadcaster is already looking forward and in hopes of turning their bad luck for 2020. [AdSense-B] RTE has announced that they will once again select the country’s representative through an internal selection, which has been done since 2016. However, that has resulted in only 1 …

Tel Aviv today day 12!

[AdSense-B] One day after the first semi-final, people were of course still talking about it a lot. Where did it go wrong for some and how did other countries make it over others? Today was also the day of the jury-show for the second semi-final. The day started with a tweet from Jon Ola Sand that got us all talking. …

Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 2? (Poll)

[AdSense-B] The first full dress rehearsal of the second semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With eighteen countries taking part, but only ten spots in the final up for grabs, we now have to start asking the difficult questions. Which ten countries are going to make it to Saturday’s show? Vote in our poll below for …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 2 1st Dress Rehearsal

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU) [AdSense-B]   Good afternoon, Tel Aviv. What an exciting night Semi-Final 1 was!  But no rest for us in the press center, on stage, or behind the cameras as we prepare for the first full-length Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final 2. Today, we will see the first run-through of the show, including the postcards and the interval …

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