Following Ireland’s Eurosong selection, we now have our fourth song competing at Eurovision 2023! Wild Youth will represent Ireland with “We Are One” at Eurovision in May this year.
The full results for Eurosong 2023 are:
|Running Order||Artist||Song Title||National Jury||International Jury||Televote||Final Result|
|2.||ADGY||“Too Good For Your Love”||4||8||4||16|
|3.||Public Image Limited||“Hawaii”||6||6||6||18|
|4.||CONNOLLY||“Midnight Summer Night”||10||12||10||32|
|5.||Wild Youth||“We Are One”||12||10||12||34|
|6.||K Muni x ND||“Down in the Rain”||8||4||8||20|
Following the allocation draw earlier this week, Ireland will compete in the first half of semi-final one.
You can also check out our interview with WIld Youth, where we talked to the band’s lead singer Conor O’Donohoe about their participation and what they would do if they were selected as Ireland’s Eurovision 2023 representative.
About Eurosong 2023
Eurosong, a special edition of Ireland’s The Late Late Show, returned as a national selection for the second year in a row. The show was hosted by Ryan Tubridy, with Irish Eurovision commentator Marty Whelan in the green room. Niamh Kavanagh performed as part of a Eurovision medley interval act.
A studio panel including Jedward, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Gemma Bradley and Celine Byrne gave feedback on the performances.
The national jury included Paul McLoone, Brendan O’Loughlin and Louise Cantillon.
The international jury consisted of Emmilie de Forest, Ziga Purnat, Oksana Skybinska and Dr. Paul Jordan.
The results of the selection were decided by a vote split between an equally-weighted national jury, international jury and a public televote. It was previously revealed that RTÉ had received 330 entries to their call for submissions.
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.
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News Source: RTÉ
Photo Credit: RTÉ/Andres Poveda