Ryan O Shaughnessy Ireland Eurovision 2018 Together

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

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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Paddy
Paddy
3 years ago

As a license payer, can I ask what the story is here? Why is the song not released to the public? Either it’s so amazing, rte want to keep us all in suspense, or its complete sh!te and they want to do a damage-limitation job. Not a betting man, but my money is on the latter…

Anita
Anita
3 years ago

Good God, the amount of pious so-and-sos in the comments completely writing off the song based on a FIVE SECOND clip.

Get a life.

ed
ed
3 years ago

right , where is the song, most others been released, come on get it out there if you want a chance , 5 seconds a disgusting tease, when is it been released

AnteKeane
AnteKeane
3 years ago

Maybe we’ll qualify in 2019….

Cathal
Cathal
3 years ago
Reply to  AnteKeane

Based on 5 seconds on a remix of his voice…Quite clearly not willing to give him a chance so it probably doesn’t really matter what he sings really.

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

Not much to tell from 5 seconds. Seems like a ballad and some backing vocals. Sounds good, looking forward to the song!

Cameron
Cameron
3 years ago

Sounded horrible.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

60 seconds is a segment.
30 seconds is a sample.
5 seconds is a ringtone.
Ireland just tried to hype a ringtone.

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ireland didn’t try anything he was just letting his followers know that he was in the recording studio this isn’t an official teaser.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

Oh, oops. In that case, my apologies to Ireland.

Con
Con
3 years ago

I like the sound of it. Can’t wait to hear the full song!

Leo M
Leo M
3 years ago

Can’t really tell a lot from five seconds. His other songs are quite good so fingers crossed this can get Ireland back to the final

jim
jim
3 years ago

ireland nul points

West
West
3 years ago

I hope I’m proven wrong, but this doesn’t sound promising to me.

Dew
Dew
3 years ago

Stop with these easy listening type of song. Only juries can save him.

Cathal
Cathal
3 years ago
Reply to  Dew

Only juries and people who have a different opinion than me*

fixed for you. Just because YOU don’t like it doesn’t mean others won’t…Also very intelligent to predict a song’s fate based on a 5 second snippet…

Dew
Dew
3 years ago
Reply to  Cathal

Wanna bet? Since when did this type of songs get many votes from the peoople at home from 2015 till 2017?

Cathal
Cathal
3 years ago
Reply to  Dew

Tell me a time when this type of song didn’t…?

Esra
Esra
3 years ago

That actually sounds promising.

EUROFAN MEXICO
3 years ago

JA ITS A BABY GIRL, SORRY ITS A BALAD

Yossarian
Yossarian
3 years ago

I’m getting a little tired of all those snippets. 5 seconds, really? Stop teasing and give us the whole song.

Marko
3 years ago
Reply to  Yossarian

Same!

emil
emil
3 years ago

Some countries are always criticized, others can do no wrong. Among the ”perfect” countries that are always praised is Hungary. They literally send some men that scream like rhinoceros in heat during mating season. If were women, people would say ”another screaming women”, but if men start making weird noises, then is art.
Ireland is the opposite. Always has decent songs, but people don’t want to give Ireland a chance.

Eve
Eve
3 years ago
Reply to  emil

Hungary always praised, ha ha ha, yeah right ?

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
3 years ago
Reply to  emil

Comments like this make me always cringe. And I loled at the fact that you said Ireland always has decent entries, Ireland always sends boring ballads so they always flop and that’s why nobody votes for them, just face the truth ffs.

ian
ian
3 years ago

A boring ballad won in 2017, but Brendan Murray didn’t let people think he has only three months to live.

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago

5 seconds? What the heck can you tell from that? His voice sounds similar to what’s his face from last year…and that isn’t a good thing, either. Not expecting much, based on that snippet….

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

Brendan Murray has a higher vocal ranger.

Cathal
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

Could you please stop trying you’re best to compare Ryan with Brendan, the only comparison they have is they are male… one is 25 and has had a number hits whereas the other was a kid just turning 20 starting his career…the 2 are chalk and cheese and comparing the two is done mainly by people who haven’t a clue about Ryan but what to be negative because it’s Ireland do use what little they have to go on from their basic knowledge so use their looks as a fair comparison for their singing abilities, genius!

Esc
Esc
3 years ago

It sounds like sam smith… or this teaser seemed that

ed
ed
3 years ago

when is it been released, so many other of the songs out, needs to be heard

beccaboo1212
3 years ago

Let’s get Ireland back in the grand final. 🙂

CC
CC
3 years ago

Sounds very promising to me. More excited now to hear the whole track.

Sal
Sal
3 years ago

flop

Ari
Ari
3 years ago

It is beyond me how native speakers can’t come up with something a little better than same old worn-out phrases.

Ari
Ari
3 years ago
Reply to  Ari

* the same

Bastian
Bastian
3 years ago

Sounds good, i think i will like this entry.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago

I can’t really judge about 5 seconds tbh…

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

I don’t know why, I’m just confident about this one. Good luck anyway.

Rick Narcoisian
3 years ago

ooo that sounded actually quite good. Nothing we havent heard before but We know its going to be a ballad. Im rather excited now. 🙂 love from HAYASTAN JAN<3

Evan
Evan
3 years ago

That’s a new country? Or is it like a state in Russia?

Ginx
Ginx
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Its the armenian name for armenia

Esra
Esra
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan

@Evan, Lmao that sounds rather like those Central Asian countries’ names; Uzbekistan, Kyrghyzystan, Hayastan… xD