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Ireland: Eurovision fan with girl-rockers

13 April 2009 at 18:37 CEST

In a two-hour show on the evening of 20th of February, Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy were decided as the Irish representative for Moscow. The result was decided both by regional juries and by televoting. 

The six competing songs were chosen by a a jury chaired by Eurovision Song Contest winner Linda Martin from a total of almost 300 entries from Ireland and foreign countries. The jury included representatives from the Irish music industry as well as Diarmuid Furlong, the head of the official Eurovision Song Contest fan club of Ireland.

Et Cetera is written by a multi-national constellation. Among the songwriters can be noted Jonas Gladnikoff from Sweden and Christina Schilling from Denmark. This duo also made a try for Moscow in the Danish final with the song Someday, performed by Hera Björk, which finished as the runner-up. You can see the Irish entry below.


A true Eurovision fan with international girl-rockers

Sinéad Mulvey came very close to representing Ireland in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest when she made it to the national final. She was delighted when her dream came true this year as her performance with Black Daisy saw Et Cetera top both the public and jury vote in this year’s Irish final.

Sinéad says: “I have been a Eurovision fan for as long as I can remember. Representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest is truly a dream come true for me and I can’t wait to Rock Russia with Black Daisy and Et Cetera!”

Black Daisy are an all girl pop/rock group who hail from Dublin, Ireland. 26 year-old LA Halvey (short for Lesley-Ann) from Limerick is singer and bassist, 21-year-old Nicki Billings, from Wicklow is on guitar, while Asta Mileriene, originally from Alytus, Lithuania is the drummer. Asta started playing drums in a band called AIRIJA (Ireland in Lithuanian). In 2001 she moved to Ireland and continued her music career with NOJUS, a Lithuanian band based in Dublin.

They'll be performing second in the second Semi-Final of Europe's favourite TV-show on the 14th of May in Moscow. Read more about them here.

What do you think of their song? How will they do? Let us know below!