The competing songs taking part in Ireland’s selection for Eurovision 2023 are continuing to be released. Leila Jane will take part in Eurosong 2023 with her song – “Wild”.
RTÉ given first play
Leila Jane’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 is Leila Jane?
Leila Jane is a Dublin-based singer-songwriter. The indie-pop artist has been described as ‘one to watch’ by music critic Cathal Murray. Leila was given the prestigious Imelda May Scholarship by Imelda herself to study at the BIMM Institute. She went on to graduate with a first-class honours degree in Music. Her potential Eurovision entry “Wild” is written by Leila herself, alongside Liis Hainla, Arto Ruotsala and Aaron Sibley. Speaking about the song, Leila said:
All Eurovision songs need a strong message and Wild is an empowering song about the strength of a woman’s spirit. Wild represents my love of the creative freedom I have here in Ireland. It would be an absolute honour to show Eurovision what Ireland’s got!Leila Jane, singer-songwriter
Listen to the Eurosong entry from Leila Jane – “Wild” – 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 Leila’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: Leila Jane