Ireland is continuing its preparations for Eurosong 2023. As the artists gear up for the final on February 3rd, Tim speaks to Conor O’Donohoe from Wild Youth. They are vying to represent Ireland in Liverpool with their song “We Are One”.
Check out our interview with Wild Youth here!
Together, Tim and Conor talked about show the band’s participation Eurosong 2023, the song’s creative process, how the preparations are going, as well as Conor’s early memory of Eurovision and his favourite entries, and what the band would do should they be given the opportunity to represent Ireland.
About Wild Youth
Wild Youth is a four-piece band consisting of Conor O’Donohoe, David Whelan, Ed Porter, and Callum McAdam. The band has had massive success in Ireland, and have toured with artists such as Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi, Westlife, Zara Larsson. Wild Youth’s potential Eurovision 2023 entry was written in Sweden with Grammy nominated songwriter Jörgen Elofsson. Speaking about the song, the band said:
‘We are so delighted to be here. Eurovision is something we have always loved and would love to represent our country. We hope that everyone loves the song that we’ve written and believe we can be the band to represent Ireland this year.’
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 Wild Youth? Do you think “We Are One” 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!
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Photo Credit: Wild Youth