An internal committee has the undoubtfully hard, but honourable task to shortlist six songs for the televised final. The viewers have the final say on who will represent Ireland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest through televoting.
Internet fan magazine All Kinds Of Everything reports that the University Concert Hall in Limerick will most likely be hosting the event. In 1994, the venue hosted the Irish national selection as well. Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan took victory there with Rock'n'Roll Kids, eight weeks later they won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland for a shocking third consecutive time in Dublin. However, RTÉ could not confirm the venue details.
The 23rd of February can truly be declared Super Saturday. Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Poland, FYR Macedonia and Romania - with Ireland a total of seven countries - will all pick their Belgrade representatives, while Sweden continues the search for a potential winner in the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2008.