Just a month on since Eurovision 2023 took place in Liverpool, more and more countries are confirming their intention to participate in Sweden. The next country to confirm their participation is Ireland, who will be making their 57th participation in 2024.
Submissions open until September
With the confirmation of their participation, RTÉ has now opened the submissions in the search for Wild Youth’s successor. The broadcaster is looking for accomplished songwriters with a proven track record of success in the music industry to submit an entry.
The submitted entries would then be evaluated by panel of music and entertainment industry professionals and Eurovision fans selected by RTÉ, with the performers being potentially invited to audition in the RTÉ studios in Dublin.
Once selected, the shortlisted artists and their entries will then be invited to perform on televeision in early 2024, with the specific mechanics of the selection to be confirmed by RTÉ on a later date.
Interested artists can now submit their submissions (which must be the final product), and will close at 18:00 local time on September 29.
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 56 times (making the Grand Final 45 times), and has won the competition seven times, which is currently tied for the record of most wins.
Ireland’s latest Eurovision participation saw them being represented by Wild Youth, with their song “We Are One”. They placed 12th in the semi-final, receiving 10 points from the televote, missing out on the Grand Final.
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News Source: RTÉ
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