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Bambie Thug will head to Malmö for Ireland with 'Doomsday Blue'

27 January 2024 at 00:29 CET
Ireland's 'Eurosong 2024' has come to its conclusion - voters have decided that Bambie Thug will represent Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö with the song 'Doomsday Blue'.
Bambie Thug wins 'Eurosong 2024' Andres Poveda

6 songs were in the running to fly the Irish flag in Malmö, as broadcaster RTÉ brought us Eurosong 2024 on the evening of Friday 26 January. 

The format gave us a public vote, a national jury vote and an international jury vote. And after all deliberations were in, we had a clear winner. Bambie Thug will represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in May with the song Doomsday Blue.

Cork-born Bambie Thug is a force to be reckoned with; a completely independent artist who has amassed over 45,000 monthly listeners via their unique, self-styled 'Ouija Pop'. Known for incredible live performances, Bambie was most recently seen performing at the packed-out Download Festival Debut. 

Bambie Thug performing 'Doomsday Blue' at 'Eurosong 2024' Andres Poveda

Bambie is also a prolific songwriter with amassed streams of 60 million on music written for other artists of varying genres, (Cassyette, Kidbrunswick, Fabich, Fika and more), instrumentals in some of the UK's biggest nu-gen hits (Dear Goth, Petrichor, 4am) and inclusion on HBO’s Sex And The City reboot Just Like That

Doomsday Blue by Bambie Thug scored the top 12 marks from both the public vote and the national jury vote, giving the song a comfortable lead and a clear route to victory in Ireland.

We'll see you in Sweden, Bambie! 

Bambie Thug will represent Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Andres Poveda

Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest

Ireland first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and has set a number of records along the way!

Famously, Johnny Logan became the first person to win the competition twice, finding success with What’s Another Year? (The Hague 1980) and Hold Me Now (Brussels 1987), before the Emerald Isle celebrated an astonishing 4 victories over the space of 5 years (1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996).

Bambie Thug performing 'Doomsday Blue' at 'Eurosong 2024' Andres Poveda

Since the first Irish triumph in 1970 thanks to Dana, the country has totalled 7 victories - a record number of wins that they held for 27 years until Sweden finally caught them up in 2023. 

Dublin has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on 6 occasions (more times than any other city), taking place at the Point Theatre three of those times (the most a venue has played host).

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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