Ryan O’Shaughnessy performed a song for Eurovision 2018 grounded in Ireland’s previous winning tradition, the romantic ballad, but lifted into the modern Contest mainstream by referencing the end of a gay romance.
No doubt it is the music of ‘You Raise Me Up’, but there is something in the lyrics also.
After a disappointing run of non-qualifications to the Grand Final of the world’s largest entertainment event, Ireland is back again with another internal selection by RTÉ, and the promising Brendan Murray.
Ireland is out of Eurovision. So what went wrong?
A News Item by Tintean’s Eurovision Correspondent Ireland’s chances of qualifying for the Eurovision Song Contest Final have improved overnight with a shock announcement from the European Broadcasting Union. Romania has been disqualified from competing at the Contest in 2016 because its national broadcaster, TVR, has failed to meet an outstanding debt deadline. The issue, …
Eurosong, Ireland’s contest to select a singer for Eurovision, is a different beast in 2015. No shirtfronts. No drug allegations. No mention of defamation proceedings. And even the computers worked!
[For Ireland] to fail to make the Top 10 in a 15 song semi with the UK voting is nothing short of disastrous …..
This year’s Irish selection process for Eurovision has been widely hailed as one of the more bizarre and memorable….