Ireland is continuing its preparations for Eurosong 2023. As the artists gear up for the final on February 3rd, Rory speaks to Leila Jane. She is vying to represent Ireland in Liverpool with her song “Wild”.
Check out our interview with Leila Jane here!
Together, Rory and Leila Jane talk about show she came to be in Eurosong 2023, and her journey as an artist. She also tells us about her secret connection to San Marino, her bluegrass inspirations and her favourite Eurovision memories. She also gives recommendations for her other music if you enjoy “Wild”.
About 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
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 about our interview with Leila Jane? Do you think “Wild” would be a good entry for Ireland in 2023? Where does the song fall in your rankings? 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 look ahead to Eurosong 2023!
News Source: That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: Leila Jane