It’s been all quiet from Ireland since they announced Ryan O’Shaughnessy would represent the country at Eurovision 2018. And whilst Ryan has teased and hinted at his song “Together” on social media, we didn’t know much more.
That was until this afternoon, when the song dropped at short notice on RTÉ Radio.
Ryan O’Shaughnessy – “Together”
The song is a bitter-sweet ballad, with Ryan singing about a former lover. He wonders why he’s been left, after the two told each other they’d be “together ‘til we die”.
It might not be the most modern entry of the year – and it’s easy to compare it to similar Irish entries of late – but Ryan’s impressive vocal stands out. There’s vulnerability a plenty as he hits those high notes. This Irish dreamboat is definitely going to be serenading some fans amongst those watching at home!
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 track? Are you excited to hear “Together” in Lisbon? Let us know in the comments below.