Alessia Macari Eurovision 2020 Ireland

She’s a winner of Italian Celebrity Big Brother and boasts an Instagram following of almost one million fans. And according to the latest edition of The Sunday World, Alessia Macari has dreams of representing her native Ireland at Eurovision.

Alessia Macari for Ireland at Eurovision 2020?

Speaking to the weekend tabloid, the 25-year-old stated: “A lot of people are linking me to [Eurovision] and it’s something I’d love to do”.

Macari has carved out a successful reality TV career in Italy. She rose to fame on the game show Avanti Un Altro, before winning the inaugural Italian edition of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. She later competed on the seventh season of the country’s take on Your Face Sounds Familiar in 2018.

Away from TV, Alessia has built up a sizeable Instagram following. At the time of writing, she had a total of 995,678 fans. She’s also dabbled with music, releasing a handful of singles independently. Despite her popularity both onscreen and online, none of these have gained much traction.

Her latest effort from June, “Cambiamo continente”, has only amassed 27,912 YouTube views and 19,395 Spotify streams.

She’s a reality queen in Italy, but Alessia is virtually unknown in Ireland, the country where she grew up. However, her family is renowned for the Macari chain of Italian chip shops which operates throughout Dublin and the surrounding region. Her cousin Virginia appeared on Dublin Housewives, a short-lived Irish knockoff of the Real Housewives franchise.

Ireland at Eurovision 2020

If Alessia is serious about repping Ireland at Eurovision, she should get in touch with RTÉ pronto. Just last week, the broadcaster opened the submission window for both interested performers and songwriters. The cut-off date is Friday 25 October.

Speaking in a press release, the network said: “RTÉ wants to put in place a three year strategy aimed at identifying and encouraging contemporary Irish artists and songwriters with the talent and ambition to compete and succeed in this highly competitive environment. This is a rare and valuable opportunity for artists and songwriters to gain exposure on a global scale. Although we wish to encourage and identify promising new talent for the future, we do require artists to have prior experience of performing in public in front of large crowds. Confidence and attitude are definite advantages.”

What do you think of Alessia’s Eurovision ambitions? Would she be a good choice for Ireland? Let us know in the comments below.

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Fatima
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“A lot of people are linking me to [Eurovision]”
Can those people please stop, and instead establish a link with someone who can write and perform clever and memorable songs.

Ffs
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Ffs

Cheap

Peters
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Peters

She’s got an okay voice…I think Ireland has more talents in their country.

Joff
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Joff

she knows how to sing, she studied singing in Ireland and has a very harmonious and beautiful voice. Ireland has often sent singers out of tune or not up to the competition. I would try with her, she is young, she could create her audience in Ireland and in the contest.

vian ay.
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vian ay.

Alessia Macari for Ireland and The English Rose – Katie Price for UK.
What jewels!

Lars
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Lars

Thanks to her but Ireland needs to select someone who is more competitive. Either that or someone like Ryan from 2018 would be okay.

Fionn
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Fionn

I don’t really know I was kinda hoping for something more contemporary from Ireland this year

Fionn
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Fionn

I can’t really imagine a reality star singing a contemporary song

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I don’t know… I’m not impressed by her voice (she seems to struggle with some higher notes and her singings sounds a bit off key here and there), but I guess she makes up for it with her stage presence. She wouldn’t be the worst pick, but I believe that Ireland can do better than that.

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She literally sounded perfect singing sia

victor
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She seems like a good choice why not. Still think sarah didnt deserve last place.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

why would ireland select this talentless big brothel contestant ? that show is associated with poor entertainment and a lowly educated audience here in italy, wouldn’t be a good look for ireland.

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Talentless? She has an amazing voice and would be a great choice for Ireland.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

her only talent pertains showing off her fake melons in unlikely poses in social media posts. lene alexandra teas but without the self-parody intent

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You’re brainless.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

not u bringing up intelligence under an article about alessia merdari

Ani
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get a life and stop trolling.

ThumpCrumpet
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ThumpCrumpet

I’m unfamiliar with her, but if she can perform a good song then go for it! The submission I mean.
I hope Ireland taps into unknown talent and find a strong entry. If they get a good result, they could expand on it for ’21 and organize a big national final at the Helix.
I know every year Una Healy, Samantha Mumba and the Heather’s are rumoured, would we still be open to them?

victor
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the heathers would be a great choice too but not sure rte would approach them again.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

also: belgium will announce their eurovision artist tomorrow!

Olivia Mac Arthur
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Olivia Mac Arthur

So this is weird. I’m literally standing in a macari’s chipper right now waiting for my food. I’ve never heard of her but she seems to have good stage presence but I’ll have to see more to see if I’d like her to go.

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Absolutely. She has a fantastic voice. You should see her cover of chandelier on Italy’s your face sounds familiar! https://youtu.be/otAMpgNaX08

JOWST NE
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JOWST NE

Simple answer, no!

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Why not…you know nothing about her..

JOWST NE
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JOWST NE

Not about her personally, but what I do know is that reality stars don’t belong at Eurovision.

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Watch her cover of chandelier!

JOWST NE
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JOWST NE

A cover doesn’t determine anything really (apart from her singing voice)

No doubt RTE will give her a boring bland song as usual!

Katariina
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Katariina

this bias against reality stars is so frustrating…. you do know some of them have actual talent