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Tonight: Ireland choose their entry for Vienna


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Posted 27 Febuary, 2015, 1:07

On The Late, Late Show special at 22:35 CET tonight, host Ryan Tubridy will present the five songs that are in contention for EuroSong 2015, and a combination of five regional juries and televoting will determine which song will represent Ireland in the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday the 21st of May.

The Participants

A draw was held in January to determine the following running order:
  1. She's So Fine sung by Alex Saint and the MJs (Composed by Tony Adams-Rosa)
  2. Anybody Got A Shoulder? sung by Kat Mahon (Composed by Charlie McGettigan)
  3. Break Me Up sung by Erika Selin (Composed by Gustav Euren, Niclas Arn and Danne Attlerud)
  4. Memories (In Melody) sung by Nikki Kavanagh ( Composed by Lee Anna James, Elena Morosanu, Simon Gribbe, Johnny Sanchez and Dimitri Stassos).
  5. Playing With Numbers sung by Molly Sterling (Composed by Molly Sterling and Greg French)
You can listen to the songs on the RTÉ Eurovision page. You can watch the final on our webplayer from 22:35 CET.

Factfile

  • Ireland are the most successful nation in the Eurovision Song Contest having won seven times, in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996.
  • Johnny Logan is the only singer to win the contest twice, with What's Another Year in 1980 and his self composed entry, Hold Me Now in 1987. He also composed the winning song in 1992, Why Me? sung by Linda Martin.
  • Dublin has hosted the contest more times that any other city, an impressive six times; in 1971, 1981, 1988, 1994, 1995 and 1997.
  • Although they have won the contest the most times, Ireland have also come last twice, in 2007 and in 2013, though they have never yet received the dreaded 'nul points'.
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