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Country
🇮🇪 Ireland
First Semi-Final
Finished 16th
Song
Lyrics
Lesley Roy, Philip Strand, Emelie Eriksson, Lukas Hällgren
Music
Lesley Roy, Philip Strand, Emelie Eriksson, Lukas Hällgren
Participant pronouns
She/Her
Broadcaster
Radio Telefís Éireann

Lesley is a singer-songwriter from Balbriggan, Dublin, who splits her time between her Irish hometown and her American wife's neighbourhood of East Village in New York City.

As a songwriter, Roy's career has been prolific, lending her talents to numbers performed by artists including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, Marlee Scott and Deorro.

Start Lesley talking about Eurovision and she won’t stop:

“Growing up in Ireland, obviously the Contest holds a special place in my heart, as it does for many people. It was a very big event in my house every year, we watched and voted on each act and I became a massive fan at a very young age. I’m very lucky that I am from the era of Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington, Eimear Quinn and Riverdance."

A lifelong fan of Eurovision, Lesley says that getting to represent Ireland with a song she has worked extremely hard on has meant that one of her lifetime ambitions has been fulfilled.

Lyrics of MAPS

I’m gonna let, down all the armour, Let out the power, that I’ve been hiding, Not afraid, of the monsters, Of the nightmares, that I’ve been fighting. Easy to run, harder to stay, Finding colours in the grey, Thought I was done, but I got it wrong, I fell twice, I'm twice as strong I've been searching all the wrong places, I've been trying too many faces, Only one way to go, This is the way back home. (I ) had to take, all of the long ways, All the wrong ways, cause I couldn’t see, All the signs, all of the mistakes, Pointing one way, to get back to me. It’s easy to run, harder to stay, Finding colours in the grey, Thought I was done, but I got it wrong, I fell twice, I'm twice as strong. I've been searching all the wrong places, I've been trying too many faces, Only one way to go, This is the way back home. I've been searching all the wrong places, I've been trying too many faces, Only one way to go, This is the way back home. My soul is a map, My heart is a compass, I am the road. There’s only one way to go, This is the way back home. My soul is a map, My heart is a compass, I am the road. There’s only one way to go, This is the way back home. I've been searching all the wrong places, I've been trying too many faces, Only one way to go, This is the way back home. I've been searching all the wrong places, I've been trying too many faces, Only one way to go, This is the way back home.

Updates about Lesley Roy

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