On the eve of Ireland’s Eurosong 2011 contest, RTE Radio 1 debuted the full version of each of this year’s finalists. Based on that—and, we imagine, a dose of insider information—betting agency Paddy Power has named big-haired twin brothers Jedward the favorite. Here are the odds as of February 10 at 7pm London time:
An insider with connections to the RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster, has revealed the five contestants who will compete in Eurosong 2011, Ireland’s national selection contest. Their songs have not yet been released, so Wiwi has embedded videos of recent performances below. Consider it a musical amuse bouche. Love, Wiwi (via escdaily.com)
Wiwi can’t stop watching Sheila Fits-Patrick’s video tribute to 1993 Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh. Fits-Patrick, a well-known drag queen in Ireland and the winner of Miss Alternative Ireland 2010, spoofs Kavanagh’s 2010 Eurovision entry “It’s For You” in the video below.
Niamh Kavanagh won Eurovision in 1993 and this year she’s back with another inspiring ballad. Wiwi loves him some slow song, but it’s time to mix it up! Wiwi’s friends at Eurovision Song Contest Today have revealed the first club mix of Niamh’s 2010 entry In Your Eyes. Enjoy! And don’t forget to check out […]
“It’s For You” Lyrics — Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland, Eurovision 2010)
Ireland’s Eurovision organizers spent 182,000 euros this past year selecting and supporting Sinaed Mulvey & Black Daisy with their song Et Cetera. And while the rocker chicks didn’t deliver a very good return on investment–they failed to makeÂ it past the semi-finals–their song appears to have a bit more traction. Eurovision Song Contest Today has obtained […]
The Irish Independent has revealed that RTE, the Irish broadcaster responsible for the country’s involvement with Eurovision, spent 182,000 euros on their 2009 entry Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy. The band finished 11th in the second semi-final, which wasn’t good enough to book a spot in the final.
Read the lyrics to “Et Cetera” by Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy—Ireland’s contestants at Eurovision 2009. They finished 11th in the second semi-final with 52 points.