Ireland’s RTE have kept Europe guessing about Eurosong 2015. But tomorrow we will finally have clarity. Irish radio host Ray D’Arcy will present the five competing artists and songs on Monday 9 February between 15:00 and 16:30 GMT. Take a break from work. Turn on your radios. And click on this link to listen.

The five finalists, whose names may or may not be revealed ahead of tomorrow’s radio show, will compete on The Late Late Show: Eurosong Special, which is thought to take place at the end of the month. As last year, RTE will call on a professional jury and televoters to make its all-important decision.

Rumours continue to swirl about who will compete. As we reported on Friday, Eurosong 2011 contestant Nikki Kavanagh may be making a comeback. On February 6 The Evan Doherty Photography studio posted a publicity image on Instagram stating that Nikki will sing in the show. Oops.

You can watch Nikki’s Eurosong 2011 performance below. As you’ll recall, she lost to Jedward.

YOU CAN FOLLOW ALL OF OUR IRELAND EUROVISION 2015 NEWS HERE.

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Just being honest
Just being honest
9 years ago

The Movie Song was honestly the best song entry last year at Eurosong. I really don’t get why ppl picked Hearbeat when Ireland’s sent similar entries like it in the past.

Anita
Anita
9 years ago

This is a joke. The teeny tiny Late Late studio. Again. How bloody lazy is RTE? On the off-chance that there is a modicum of originality lurking at our national broadcaster, then it’s surely locked in a dank room somewhere dying of neglect. Also, didn’t Ryan Tubridy say that he would rather if Eurosong wasn’t on his show anymore? I mean, that’s a great vote of confidence from the person who’ll oversee the national final, isn’t it? Seriously, isn’t it about time RTE was divested of the responsibility of arranging Eurosong? Because it’s more than obvious that they don’t give… Read more »

Evan
Evan
9 years ago

@Deven If you think RTÉ are trying, you’re lying to yourself. Simply letting others write songs doesn’t take a huge effort and knowing them, they will more then likely choose the most mediocre songs to participate. RTÉ spend around €300 million approximately, and they certainly won’t spend 10% (or raise the license fee) just to host a contest that more people tune in to see how bad our entries are. Don’t get me wrong, I love Eurovision, but I seriously doubt RTÉ will want to host a contest people look at as a disgrace, especially after coming out of a… Read more »

Darren
Darren
9 years ago

@Deven

It definitely wont be Hometown, they are Louis Walsh’s new boyband, set to be the Irish version to One Direction, Eurovision will not be their launch pad.
It will be:
Nikki Kavanagh
Ryan Dolan
. Liir
. Maybe Ryan O’Shaughnasy and hopefully Velvet Gray

SteKay
SteKay
9 years ago

YAY BIRTHDAY PRESENT <3

D
D
9 years ago

Ireland probably is my least favourite Eurovision country. I haven’t really loved an Irish song since their golden age of the early/mid 90s. Let’s hope they can impress me this year.

Dar
Dar
9 years ago

rte need to go for the avrotros approach and go internal and find an actual music artist plus high quality song with credibility ..
The Hit format should have been used .. a missed oppurtunity

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
9 years ago

But dismissing the fact that the Late Late Show will see Eurosong on it, RTE really are trying this year. Getting rid of the mentors, opening the door to anyone with a song and for the selection of the 5 songs, they got professionals without vested interest (So we didn’t have the likes of Louis Walsh and Linda Martin select the 5 songs.) to catalogue each song of the 400 songs submitted and choose the best 5.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
9 years ago

I suppose a big indicator that Eurosong would be on the Late Late Show was when Nicky Byrne was confirmed to host
The National Lottery: Million Euro Challenge. As we were all expecting him to host Eurosong 2015.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
9 years ago

I Think we will see:

1. HomeTown
2. Ryan O’Shaughnessy
3. Nikki Kavanagh
4. LIIR
5. Ryan Dolan/Velvet Gray

NOTE: Just in case you are wondering who Velvet Gray is, Coco de Aine changed her stage name to Velvet Gray. So don’t be alarmed.

BTW, I’m SO relieved we won’t see Rachel McCormack. I never liked her songs.

Darren
Darren
9 years ago

I have mixed feelings about this! I hope for some talent but knowing Rte like I do, I fear the worst. Something cheap and tacky and uncreative is what they usually are known for. So hoping that this year sees a change in Ireland’s fortunes and we see a return to the top 10 for the first time since 2011

Dar
Dar
9 years ago

i expect the worst .. some generic rubbish … ireland 2011and 2003 are its only enteries i find listenable in the last 10 years ..

Easpag
Easpag
9 years ago

As excited as I am for the announcement, I’m so disappointed were doing it on the Late Late Show again. The sound quality in the studio is pretty bad.