Earlier this month, Wild Youth were selected through The Late Late Show Eurosong Special to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023 with “We Are One”. Now, lead singer Conor O’Donohoe has revealed that the song will be revamped prior to their participation in the contest in Liverpool.
In the replies to the tweet, Conor also confirms that the band will film a music video this week. We do not yet know when the new version of the track and the video will be released.
Ireland’s Creative Director for 2023 revealed
Elsewhere, Ian Banham has confirmed in an Instagram post that he will be the Creative Director for Ireland this year.
Banham is a creative director, dancer and choreographer with a range of experience across TV, film and live performances for theatre and music. He has a background in ballroom and Latin dance, and was a champion competitor in the field. His credits include Dancing With The Stars Ireland, Dirty Dancing in the West End and working with Strictly professionals Neil and Katya Jones on their live show Somnium. Banham has also worked with Wild Youth previously.
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, touring 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.’
If you’d like to hear more about Wild Youth and their journey to Eurovision, check out our interview with them here!
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 changes would you like to see for We Are One? What would you like to see happen with Ireland’s stage show for Eurovision 2023? 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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