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Preview: Ireland’s “Eurosong 2014”

LateLate09_RTE-FullClr Ireland, despite holding the record for the most Eurovision wins (a whopping seven, including an unprecedented three-peat back in the 90’s), has had a spot of bumpy luck recently at the Contest.  In their last ten participations, the country has had two last-place finishes in the Final (2007 and 2013), three non-qualifiers (2005, 2008, & 2009), and only two Top Ten placements (10th in 2006 and 8th in 2011).  Can tonight’s Eurosong Final, a special presentation of the Late Late Show on RTÉ, give us a song that can bring the Emerald Isle back to its former glory? Read the rest of this entry

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Preview: Ireland’s Eurosong 2013

This Friday evening, on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the next name in Eurovision 2013’s roster will be set in stone.  It will be a tough job to follow two years’ worth of Jedwardian goodness, but five acts, each under the guidance of an experienced mentor, are up for the challenge.  Who will go to Eurovision, and potentially bring home Ireland’s eighth title?

The winner will be selected via a 50/50 public televote/regional jury split.  This year’s contenders are: Read the rest of this entry