The competing songs taking part in Ireland’s selection for Eurovision 2023 are continuing to be released. The band Public Image Ltd will take part in Eurosong 2023 with their song – “Hawaii”.
RTÉ given first play
Public Image Ltd’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 Public Image Ltd?
Public Image Ltd is a well-established post-punk and experimental band. Set up in 1978, the band is fronted by John Lydon, former singer of the Sex Pistols. Having disbanded in 1992, the band reformed in 2009 and are performing ever since. Public Image Ltd has scored five top 20 singles in the UK charts. The band’s potential Eurovision entry “Hawaii” is a love letter to Lydon’s wife of 50 years, suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Speaking about the song, John said:
It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most. It’s also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all.John Lydon, lead singer of Public Image Ltd
Listen to the Eurosong entry from Public Image Ltd – “Hawaii” – 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 Public Image Ltd’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
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