After some social media teasing, he was revealed as Ireland’s representative for Eurovision 2018 in late January. And now it appears that Ryan O’Shaughnessy is teasing us once more, this time about his entry for Lisbon “Together”.
Over the weekend, the singer-songwriter shared a clip to his Instagram story captioned “LATE NIGHT VOCAL SESSIONS”. The 5-second film pans around what appears to be a recording studio.
In the background, we can hear Ryan singing the lyrics “I thought we’d be together till we die…”. Is this a snippet of his Eurovision entry? It certainly seems like it might be.
Firstly, and most obviously, the lyrics contain the word “together”. This, of course, is the name of his song.
The sound also matches Ryan’s previous descriptions of the track — a “kind of a power ballad” with a “gospel feel”.
Finally, upon his announcement last month, Ryan said that the song would be built around the tag “we said we’d be together till we die”. If that’s not evidence enough, we don’t know what is.
You can listen to the snippet in the tweet embedded below.
Ryan O’Shaughnessy “Together” Snippet
— Eurovision~Ireland (@IrishEurovis15) February 26, 2018
As of yet, the official release date for “Together” remains unknown.
The Irish delegation seldom partakes in significant publicity before making any announcements. All the buzz surrounding Ryan thus far has been generated by Ryan himself. Ireland’s last two entries from Nicky Byrne and Brendan Murray were also revealed with minimum fanfare on RTÉ’s part.
WHO IS RYAN O’SHAUGHENESSY?
The former child actor turned pop star is no stranger to singing competitions. He competed in both the Voice Of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, causing a whole load of drama when both shows clashed.
(Un)luckily for him he was eliminated during the first live show of the Voice, enabling him to continue on to the final of BGT. Afterwards he released two singles and an EP which cracked the top ten in both Ireland and the UK.
He also appeared on the Irish version of The Hit in 2013. His most recent album Back To Square One came out in 2016.
He’ll be hoping to do better than his Uncle Gary, who came third from bottom at Eurovision 2001 with “Without Your Love”.
But first he would need to make it to the grand final. Ireland last reached that milestone in 2013.
What do you think of the snippet? Are you excited to hear the full version of “Together”? Let us know in the comments below.
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