He’s the singer-songwriter that’s hoping to break Ireland’s long non-qualification steak. But before he competes in tomorrow’s first semi-final, he caught up with our Deban.

Ryan talks about the tattoo on the back of his neck: “I got it in Thailand, by bamboo. I like a short shave on the sides but also can cover the tattoo if I want ”

Claire Ann Varly joins Ryan on stage: “she is a really good friend, an amazing singer, she sings in that soft tone. When I wanted to find someone who could replicate the record, she lives in Berlin, so we had to bring her home”.

“I don’t really mind about chart positions, it doesn’t really phase me, or awards or anything like this. The reward for me is someone telling me that they love my song and the feeling they have”.

Ryan is really involved in the staging: “I’m really happy, all the work is done, it’s now just a matter a of rehearsing. About the staging: “the simplest things, are sometimes the hardest to do”.

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Sangfreud
Sangfreud
2 years ago

It’s my #3 song this year, and Ryan is such a sweet guy. Whatever happens, I’m so happy this song is in the contest. Thank you, Ireland!

Aisling
Aisling
2 years ago

Aw man, if we don’t qualify then there’ll be no craic 🙁

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Get over yourself.

Pasadena
Pasadena
2 years ago

“It’s not the first time you ask me to turn around..” lol

Donald duck
Donald duck
2 years ago

I want to see Ireland in the final , beatiful entry

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

I really love Ireland’s song this year, and fingers crossed it will sneak a place in the final.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Really hope Europe get voting for Ireland this year. Qualification (even in last place) is all I want.
Please please vote for Ireland…we are actually trying this year.

Karl Fradgley
Karl Fradgley
2 years ago

Deban you are a star 🙂