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Meet The 6 Acts Competing To Represent Ireland At Eurovision

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

11:34 9 Jan 2023


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RTÉ have revealed the six acts competing to represent Ireland at the Eurovision in Liverpool this May.

They'll each take part in The Late Late Eurosong 2023 Special next month, where a decision will be made.

Public Image Limited

Public Image Limited are fronted by former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon.

They're entering with their song Hawaii, "It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most."

John told the broadcaster, "It's also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all."

ADGY

Aka Andrew Carr, has entered with his song Too Good for Your Love, which is a collaboration with producer Boksay.

The artist from Co. Donegal told RTÉ, "I've been a songwriter for as long as I can remember, and I've written for lots of artists, as well as myself."

"But it's my dream to perform live on stage in front of a large audience, and I hope to do more of that this year."

CONNOLLY

Leitir Meailláin's Jennifer Connolly was just 17 years old when she wrote Midnight Summer Night.

"The song conveys confusion and overwhelming detachment, but overall the song implies that nothing bad lasts forever, delivering a sense of hope."

"To be in with a chance to share my song on such a legendary platform as Eurovision is amazing."

K Muni & ND (Kofi Appiah and Nevlonne Dampare)

Longford duo K Muni & ND have entered with their song Down in the Rain. 

They told the broadcaster, "It would mean the world to us to represent Ireland."

"We remember watching Eurovision as kids with our families, so to think we could have the people of Ireland, our people, tuned in to cheer us and our country on is incredible."

Wild Youth

Popular Irish band Wild Youth have also entered with their new song We Are One. 

They've toured with the likes of Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi, and Westlife and have really made a name for themselves in the Irish music scene.

The band said, "We are so delighted to be here. Eurovision is something we have always loved and would love to represent our country."

"We hope that everyone loves the song that we've written and believe we can be the band to represent Ireland this year."

Leila Jane

Leila was selected by Imelda May to be the recipient of the 'Imelda May Scholarship' at BIMM Institute Dublin.

She graduated with a first-class honours music degree and is entering with her song Wild. 

"All Eurovision songs need a strong message, and Wild is an empowering song about the strength of a woman's spirit."

The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 takes place Saturday 13th May.


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