Five Songs Revealed in Ireland
We’ve seen the rumors, we’ve heard the whispers, we’ve fallen for some of the red herrings …and now we’ve finally heard the songs! Irish broadcaster RTÉ has unveiled the quintet of songs in the running for the nation’s ticket to Baku. The songs will be performed on “The Late Late Show” on February 24, and a 50/50 jury/televote split will determine the winner.
In their running order, the songs are:
1) Celtic Whisper & Maria McCool – “Mistaken” (written and mentored by Edele Barrett)
2) Donna McCaul – “Mercy” (written by Marten Ericsson, Peter Mansson, Lina Ericsson, and Bill Hughes; mentored by Bill Hughes)
3) Andrew Mann – “Here I Am” (written and mentored by Greg French)
4) Una Gibney & David Shannon – “Language of Love” (written by Eanan Patterson, Julian Benson; mentored by Julian Benson)
5) Jedward – “Waterline” (written by Nick Jarl; mentored by Linda Martin)