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“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”, …

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 …

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