Ireland – RTE opens call for Eurovision 2019

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RTE has opened its submission window to find its 2019 Eurovision act. 

Following the success of  Ryan O’Shaughnessy in Lisbon earlier this year, RTE has decided to follow the same strategy to find the full package for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. 

Right artist, song and stage concept … and experience!

Executive producer and Irish delegation leader for the contest, Michael Kealy said:

 “For Eurovision 2019 we want to produce a world class act that will do Ireland proud on stage in Tel Aviv and in front of a worldwide audience of nearly 200 million people. The Eurovision song contest is incredibly competitive so we need a top class song, with instant appeal and a highly experienced act who is used to performing live in front of large audiences.”

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Ryan O’Shaughnessy in the Altice Arena, in Lisbon, Portugal earlier this year. (Photo by Andres Poveda)

Accomplished songwriters and performers, with a proven track record of success in the music industry, have until 5 pm on Friday 23rd of November 2018 to submit an entry. Full guidelines and where to submit can be found here. A decision on act and song is to remain an internal procedure, with a reveal to the public by late February, early March next year.

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is taking place between May 14 and May 18 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ireland will feature in one of the two semi-finals first, hoping to earn a spot in the final for the second year in a row.

To date, Ireland remains the most successful country in the Eurovision Song Contest with 7 wins under its belt, dominating the contest in the nineties. Ireland’s last win dates back to 1996 when Eimear Quinn took the crown with The Voice.

 

 

Source: RTE 

 

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