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Ireland’s National Final Returns After 7 Years!

After failing to qualify in 2021 with ‘Maps’ by Lesley Roy, RTร‰ announced that Ireland would be returning to choosing their entry through a national final. This was last used in 2015, when ‘Playing With Numbers’ by Molly Sterling was selected to fly the Irish flag in Vienna. It didn’t qualify, but it still remains a fan favourite.

Ireland is the most successful country in Eurovision, however recent results don’t reflect that. Will this year see them return to their former glory? Here are all the songs and artists that are hoping to make that change…

Patrick O’Sullivan – ‘One Night, One Kiss, One Promise’

Patrick O’Sullivan is a musical theatre performer from Cork. He’s starred in West end Shows such as The Book Of Mormon and Carrie The Musical. In 2021, he appeared on Last Singer Standing. He impressed both the viewers and judges and went on to become the eventual winner of the show.

‘One Night, One Kiss, One Promise’ was written by Lar Kay, Danny O’Reilly and Westlife star and former Irish Eurovision contestant Nicky Byrne. Nicky represented Ireland at Eurovision 2016 with ‘Sunlight’, but failed to qualify.

Ahead of the show, Patrick told RTร‰ that he’s ‘loved how it [Eurovision] has evolved …to incorporate so many more elements of the performance’ and that it’s ‘the highest honour you can have, to represent your country’.

You can listen to One Night, One Kiss, One Promise below!

Janet Grogan – ‘Ashes Of Yesterday’

Janet Grogan is a singer-songwriter from Dublin. Like Patrick, she was a finalist on Last Singer Standing. She’ll be known to UK viewers as a contestant on The X Factor back in 2016.

She recalls Niamh Kavanaghs win in 1993 as her earliest Eurovision memory, and has been dreaming about representing Ireland in the contest since. She has been to Eurovision before, in 2016 as a backing vocalist for Nicky Byrne and Ryan O’Shaughnessy in 2018.

She told RTร‰ that “Ashes of Yesterday is all about rebuilding yourself up after disappointment, to not let self-doubt or others bring you down” and that ‘I want to uplift people and if I can do it while representing Ireland, that would be a dream come true’.

You can listen to ‘Ashes Of Yesterday’ below!

Brendan Murray – ‘Real Love’

Eurovision viewers will know Brendan Murray – he represented Ireland in 2017 with ‘Dying To Try’ and didn’t qualify to the final. He also appeared on The X Factor UK in 2018 and was mentored to the semi-final by Louis Tomlinson. This year, he’ll be hoping to not only win the ticket to Turin but also to make it out of the semi-finals when he’s there.

Brendan says that the meaning of ‘Real Love’ is about “not realising what was right in front of you the whole time”.

You can listen to ‘Real Love’ below!

Miles Graham – ‘Yeah, We’re Gonna Get Out Of It’

Miles Graham is a singer-songwriter from Clondalkin in Dublin and is now based in Co. Sligo. He features on many songs by dance artists such as Don Diablo and is now looking to take centre stage himself.

About his song, Miles told RTร‰ that “it’s got a real sense of hope and community about it”, and “it would be amazing if it ends up representing Ireland at the Eurovision”.

You can listen to ‘Yeah, We’re Gonna Get Out Of It’ below!

Rachel Goode – ‘I’m Loving Me’

Rachel Goode is a classically trained singer from Ballinasloe, Co Galway. With her music, she explores a range of genres from country and classical to pop. She has also recently released her debut single.

‘I’m Loving Me’ is written by the same team who were behind Poland’s 2021 entry ‘The Ride’, which didn’t qualify. Let’s hope Rachel has better luck if she makes it to Italy!

You can listen to ‘I’m Loving Me’ below!

Brooke – ‘That’s Rich’

Brooke found fame after reaching the final of The Voice UK in 2020 and has been featured on BBC Introducing. She is from Derry. Ahead of the national final, she has been promoting her song on radios across Ireland and has been featured in articles by the Offical Charts Company of Ireland and the UK regarding her entry.

Brooke told RTร‰: “It’s surreal to think I could be representing my country in the competition, it would be an honour”. She continues, saying “Iโ€™ve been so impressed with the music Eurovision has produced, so am excited to be in the company of the likes of Mรฅneskin and Loreen who are iconic!”

You can listen to ‘That’s Rich’ below!

The Late Late Show – Eurosong Special will air at 22:35 CET/21:35 GMT on RTร‰.

Who is your favourite? Do you think Ireland could reach the Eurovision final with any of these songs? Let us know!

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