The five songs competing to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015 have been online for well over a week now, and hundreds of y’all have already decided your favourites. As at 14:00 GMT 19 February, 1,341 votes have been cast. It’s looking very much like a two lady race.

THE LEADERS

If the voting at the mid-way stage is anything to go by, Nikki is heading towards victory, but only just. With 518 votes (38.63%) the “Memories” singer currently sits atop our poll, a spot she’s occupied since the beginning.

Nikki Kavanagh “Memories”

http://youtu.be/ies9w16h7Vo

However, she shouldn’t get too comfy. With 509 votes (37.96%), Swedish native Erika Selin just needs ten more votes to knock Nikki off her perch.

Erika Selin “Break Me Up”

The Rest

The remaining three entries are trailing well behind. The best of the rest is Molly Sterling with 173 votes (12.9%). Kat Mahon is next with 105 votes (7.83%), while Alex Saint seems to be completely out of the running, gathering a meagre 35 votes (2.64%) thus far.

Kat Mahon “Anybody Got A Shoulder” wiwibloggs Interview

The Results So Far

  1. “Memories” Nikki Kavanagh 38.63% (518 votes)
  2. “Break Me Up” Erika Selin 37.96% (509 votes)
  3. “Playing With Numbers” Molly Sterling 12.9% (173 votes)
  4. “Anybody Got A Shoulder” Kat Mahon 7.83% (105 votes)
  5. “She’s So Fine” Alex Saint and the MJ’s 2.68% (36 votes)

Total Votes: 1,341

THE POLL

Of course this could all change. There’s still one full week before the poll closes. So go on, vote now! You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends on Thursday 26 February at 17:00 GMT—just ahead of the Final on 27 February.

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Niall Campbell
Niall Campbell
6 years ago

Only one week to go to see who will represent Ireland at Eurovision. I think it will be a tight race.
Are y’all excited ????

Niall Campbell
Niall Campbell
6 years ago

Yeah REALIST I agree with you on that one unless she changes the song slightly but I couldn’t see it so yeah I agree with you

Realist
Realist
6 years ago

@Deven & Niall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihSUoGDfxRg

this link is the entry, at 2:18 in the video there is a part that i feel defiantly needs backing singers, what you think?

Niall Campbell
Niall Campbell
6 years ago

Just because erika has the most votes doesn’t mean she is going to win.
1. Most irish people know Nikki and will vote for her
2. The jury will need to vote
3. Over 500,00 tune into the show and vote doesn’t mean that erika will win
4. We might go for something different

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@Realist One thing I left out in the song is that they also described the meaning behind the song. Memories is a song that both men and women can relate to easily. As it can remind remind people of a time in their life where they fell in love and that relationship just folded in on them. She also said that there are songs on the radio that can remind people of that time in their life. Nikki has one moment in particular where that happened in her life and she will be thinking of that when she is performing… Read more »

Niall Campbell
Niall Campbell
6 years ago

I want memories to win because it has a meaning unlike BREAK ME UP there is nothing special about it

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@Realist I’m not too sure how to phrase it. But I would imagine no. She also said that the song was done without any dubbing or layering. She’s not like Kasey Smith in that Nikki doesn’t flute around the stage, she just stands there and gives it her best shot. Another thing they discussed in the interview was the vocal range and it’s enormity. Again, it was all done in one note without any dubbing or layering. She also said that Memories is a song where you have to give it 110% vocally. There’s no way around it. She also… Read more »

Realist
Realist
6 years ago

@deven

did she say if there would be backing vocalists? yes i know she is a fantastic singer but this song i think will need backing singers to work well, especially the bit before the final chorus.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I saw an interview with Nikki Kavanagh earlier on. She said that it will be dim lit with rays of light. She also said that there will be no dancers (Praise the Lord.) as it will be distracting from her performance. I also asked Nikki on FB if she will do a promotional tour around Europe in an effort to boost her chances and she said yes. So, she seems committed. Also, Nikki’s experience will help her win. She has been involved in Eurosong 6 of the last 7 years. She’s the Irish Sanna Nielsen. I suspect with Erika and… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Looks not so tight now, Erika has stormed into the lead! YAY!

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

I think Erika has a better chance at reaching grand finals & ranking Top 10. For Nikki, its 50/50. I really hope their stage performances will be great though.

D
D
6 years ago

Molly’s the only act I’d support

Peyton
Peyton
6 years ago

I really like Erika’s song! Nikki doesn’t really do it for me (and I like Amber’s song).
Also, I haven’t listened to these songs in a week and when I saw the title of Erika’s song the beat came right back to me, could be a good thing during voting!

Anthony
Anthony
6 years ago

My heart is telling me Erika to win.

But my head is saying Nikki.

I would be pleased for either act to represent Ireland. Only one will get my vote next Friday. My vote will go to the song that is presented as the best overall package. So I will be paying attention to the visuals,the vocals,design,staging potential,likeability, audience feedback. Etc.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

If Malta ends up in trouble, it won’t be because of Nikki. It will be because many people who will have heard Nina Sublatti’s “Warrior” on Day 1 will think it was a much better “Warrior” than Amber’s.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

This is going to be very close on the night. I honestly can’t call it anymore. I want Nikki to qualify because she has the voice and she has the song to go very far. But the staging in Vienna will the difference between success and failure. Some people are concerned that if Nikki represents Ireland, Malta will be in trouble in the semi finals. I think not. I think there is room for both Ireland and Malta in the final. If their presentations are good enough. Erika is good as well. But I’m not sure if her song will… Read more »

Jan
Jan
6 years ago

I prefer Erika!

Nikki’s song is nice, but not outstanding in my opinion, especially when they have “Warrior” and “Time to Shine” in their semi-final, which are.. the same style of ballad.

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

Erika’s song is a very middle of the road country pop number with a very predictable structure and that key note change after the final pre-chorus. There is no real sense of gratification after hearing it, but you can’t take away the fact that she’s got an impressive vibrato, vocal technique and control. This song may have done well in 2002 like Anna Sahlene’s ‘Runaway’, but this is 2015 and the points will likely come from Scandinavia, Germany, Australia and the UK. I don’t see this song actually building enough bridges to make the top of the scoreboard result in… Read more »

lollalo
lollalo
6 years ago

She’s so fine. Only great song. Bring back Jedward, dear Ireland, if you cant have national final with 5 great songs. This 4 average girls, what is it?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

I still gotta go with Erika. She has the song that will get Ireland back into the finals. But I must say, Molly’s isn’t too bad, either.

Sietske
Sietske
6 years ago

Erika or Nikki easily. Just depends on the live performances as both are good songs with (hopefully) good live vocals.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

@Me…Lucy: Nina’s song is laughably bad and how anyone thinks that that could win is beyond my understanding. I hope it doesn’t make the final.

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

Nikki or Molly

Damon
Damon
6 years ago

Nikki!

Me...Lucy
6 years ago

Nikki’s song compared to Amber’s and Nina’s is laughably bad.
Erika’s song would be a better choice but it’s nothing special. Actually,I don’t like any of the songs but let’s say Erika’s song is the least bad one.

Han
Han
6 years ago

It’s funny how some people say that they scream when we have singers with this kind of powerfull voice like Nikki’s one, it has happened to several singers in the past, spanish singers Pastora Soler in 2012 and Ruth Lorenzo in 2014 can tell you. I would love to ‘scream’ that way. BUT, THE FACT IS THAT IF THEY CAN SUSTEIN AND CONTROL THAT NOTE, THEY’RE SINGING IN A WONDERFULL WAY… So stop saying Nikki’s song is full of screams, please, those are high notes of singing. Anyways i hope any of these top two ladies win, they have both… Read more »

eurovisionforever
eurovisionforever
6 years ago

Erika!

Realist
Realist
6 years ago

i love how people are downing Nikki just because she is Screaming when infact a majority of songs in this years contest have screaming singers and a majority of ballads in the past had screaming singers, its just people trying to pick holes in what is a brilliant ballad.

SteKay
SteKay
6 years ago

Personally I think Nikki has a stunning voice, she proved this with Falling all those years ago. The thing is there are so many female vocalists this year taking the same musical technique. However I still think she trumps most or all of them and I’d easily put her top of my list I originally didn’t love Erika but now I want to send her to Vienna. The song is so catchy and we’re really lacking the dance tracks this year, and it doesn’t sound like anything else! I think it would sail through the semi but I don’t think… Read more »

davved
davved
6 years ago

Erika Selin has the best song… Nikkis song is a scream fest….

Erika to Vienna!

Realist
Realist
6 years ago

my favourite is Erika but that songs chances of doing well at eurovision are touch and go and in the Knowledge that RTE are involved it would not want to risk it, i’d say Nikki is the song that could get ireland to the top again, i seriously think we could get a top 5 potentially with the right staging, and i have never been this confident before about our entry!

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

I still can’t decide my fave – I love Erika, Nikki and Molly and I’d gladly put any one of them as my favourite song of the 2015 contest so far.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

i think erika selin would end up like can linn last year nikky kavanagh is their best choice

Kjetil
Kjetil
6 years ago

ERIKA! I love this song!

a
a
6 years ago

I think they’re both equally good when it comes to their songs; I’m going to wait for live performances and then I’ll choose who’s better, that’s the only way

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

It’s too close to call between these two. Although I suspect that Molly might surprise us and snatch 2nd place on the night.

Johnnyrapid
Johnnyrapid
6 years ago

Ireland is very meh this year,they should take eurovision more seriously.

Carla
Carla
6 years ago

GO SWEDEN! GO ERIKA!

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Come on Erika Selin!