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Ireland decides: “Only Love Survives”!

Tonight, on RTÉ’s flagship evening chat program “The Late Late Show”, five songs took to the stage in front of a live studio audience (and, oddly enough, Danny DeVito?) for the right to sing for their country in Malmö.  After a razor-thin margin separated the top two contenders after the regional juries had their say, it was up to the public vote to determine the winner. 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