It’s the day of the Eurosong final, and in just a few hours we will finally know who will represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015 in Austria. The winner will be chosen during The Late Late Show, with all the action kicking off at 21:35 GMT / 22:35 CET. We’ll publish a post with the viewing links soon. But first, we need to determine the contenders.
For the last few weeks, we’ve been asking y’all to vote for your favourites in our poll. After counting 2,619 votes, we can now reveal the act you want to represent the Emerald Isle in Vienna. Topping the poll in a landslide of 1,212 votes (46.28%), Erika Selin and “Break Me Up” is clearly the readers’ choice. Fusing together country and pop, the song resembles an Avicii/Corrs mashup.
Erika Selin “Break Me Up”
Nikki Kavanagh occupies the runner-up spot. She stormed to an early lead with her power ballad “Memories”, but amidst comparisons to entries already selected by Malta and Switzerland she slipped down the leaderboard. However, she still managed to amass an impressive 718 votes (27.42%). Write her off at your peril!
Nikki Kavanagh – “Memories”
The remaining three acts are well behind. After spending almost two weeks with just 35 votes, Alex Saint and “She’s So Fine” has surged up the poll to finish in third place with 327 votes (12.49%) – no comment. Molly Sterling’s “Playing With Numbers” is fourth with 229 votes (8.74%) and Kat Mahon’s “Anybody Got A Shoulder” is fifth with 133 votes (5.07%).
You can click on the artist names to read their interview with wiwibloggs or the song titles to read our jury reviews.
- “Break Me Up” – Erika Selin 46.28% (1,212 votes)
- “Memories” – Nikki Kavanagh 27.42% (718 votes)
- “She’s So Fine” Alex Saint and the MJ’s 12.49% (327 votes)
- “Playing With Numbers” – Molly Sterling 8.74% (229 votes)
- “Anybody Got A Shoulder” – Kat Mahon 5.07% (133 votes)
Total Votes: 2,619
Can Erika win the whole thing? Will Nikki slay the competition? Or could Molly or Kat prove to be dark horses and surprise us all? Let us know below. And watch our special preview video to see what we think.