The competing songs taking part in Ireland’s selection for Eurovision 2023 are continuing to be released. The duo K Muni and ND will take part in Eurosong 2023 with their song – “Down in the Rain”.
RTÉ given first play
K Muni and ND’s song was first heard on the Ryan Tubridy show on Monday morning. A 20-second snippet of the song was played, alongside the remaining five competing artists at Eurosong this year. Following this, the song was made available for streaming and downloading.
Tubridy also gave added details regarding Eurosong 2023, which is due to take place on February 3rd. It had already been announced that the in-house panel will not cast a vote, Instead, a national jury will join the international jury and the public vote, which will be used to determine the winning song. Six songs are to take part in the selection, being held as a Late Late Show special.
Who are K Muni and ND?
K Muni and ND are the stage names of Kofi Appiah and Nevlonne Dampare, both based in the small central town of Longford. Both artists are signed to Academy Records in Longford, and are up and coming in the newly-emerging Irish rap scene. Their story of breaking into the industry is chronicled in the documentary “Welcome to Longford”. The duo’s potential Eurovision entry “Down in the Rain” tells about the frustration of not getting the recognition it deserves. Speaking about the song, K Muni and ND said:
It would mean the world to us to represent Ireland. We remember watching Eurovision as kids with our families, so to think we could have the people of Ireland, our people, tuned in to cheer us and our country on is incredible.K Muni and ND, Eurosong 2023 participants
Listen to the Eurosong entry from K Muni and ND – “Down in the Rain” – here!
Follow our Spotify playlist to listen to all of the entries at the 2023 Irish Eurovision selection.
Ireland’s Eurovision journey
In 1965, Ireland made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest with Butch Moore and the song “Walking the Streets in the Rain”, which managed to place 6th. Since their debut, Ireland has participated 55 times (making the Grand Final 45 times), and has won the competition seven times, which is currently the record for most wins.
Ireland’s latest Eurovision participation saw them being represented by Brooke Scullion, with her song “That’s Rich”. She placed 15th in the semi-final, receiving 47 points from the jury and televote.
What do you think of K Muni and ND’s entry for Eurosong? Do you think that it has the chance to win the selection and represent Ireland? Who else would you like to see try represent Ireland in the future? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: RTÉ
Photo Credit: Longford Leader