If you cast your net wide, you’re much more likely to catch some fish. And it seems that Aly Ryan — the fan favourite of Germany’s Eurovision 2019 selection — is ready to eat at the Eurovision table.

The “Wear Your Love” hitmaker has revealed on Twitter that she’s submitted songs to Ireland’s broadcaster RTÉ with the hope of becoming their Eurovision 2020 star. That follows her earlier submissions to both Switzerland and San Marino.

Writing on Twitter, she said:

That she wanted to learn more about her family’s history puts her on trend with Eurovision. Last spring dozens of Eurovision 2019 acts learned more about their family history with MyHeritage — the officials sponsors of the song contest in Israel. But is Irish DNA enough to qualify for the Irish internal selection?

As we reported in September, RTÉ Entertainment has partnered with RTÉ 2FM to select this year’s singer in an internal — that’s behind-closed-doors — selection. They’re searching for “contemporary Irish artists and songwriters with the talent and ambition to compete and succeed in this highly competitive environment.”

Aly isn’t an Irish citizen, nor does she have Irish residency: The German-born star lives in the United States. However, the fact that she’s of Irish descent may open the door. We’ve reached out to RTÉ to confirm if Irish DNA is enough, or if she also needs an Irish passport.

In any case, Aly meets much of the criteria they’re using, as she definitely has “experience of performing in public in front of large crowds” and the “confidence and attitude” they’re after.

Aly mentioned that she has submitted multiple songs, which would breach the rules set down by RTÉ. Their rules explicitly state: “Songwriters/composers may only submit ONE song (including co-writes) for consideration. If more than one song per composer is submitted only the first song received will be considered.”

Let’s hope her first song was her best song.

As ever, some salty social media users have thrown a bit of shade on her plans to pursue Eurovision through Ireland. But she’s already hit back, pointing out that the Irish broadcaster is sending her love.

The thirst for Aly to sing at Eurovision is very real, with one enthusiastic fan suggesting that Miss Ryan pursue Latvia’s selection as they don’t have nationality rules.

 

Ever since she failed to win Germany’s 2019 selection, Eurovision fans have been dreaming of a return from Aly. But she’s made it very clear that she won’t ever enter in Germany unless they reform their national selection format.

In a September tweet she explained that Germany invited her to participate this year, but that she wasn’t having it: “I told NDR the only way I would even CONSIDER IT, would be through internal selection.”

But Aly didn’t stop there, and went on tweeting her opinions about the German process. As you’ll recall, she placed first with 44 of the 100 members of the Eurovision Expert Panel, which comprised one-third of the overall score. The televote and jury vote ultimately pushed her down to fourth.

She claims that “votes don’t count” and “opinions aren’t acknowledged”. Things got spicy fast. She then described Germany’s selection method as a system “that lies & cheats” and claimed that Germany did not make the decision, alleging that the show was “rigged” by only a few powerful people.

We should point out that there is no hard evidence of any vote rigging or vote buying, and that no members of the professional jury have corroborated any of these claims.

Are you excited that Aly has submitted songs to Ireland? Do you think that there’s any flexibility in the definition of “Irish”? And which country is the best fit for her music — Ireland, Switzerland or San Marino? Let us know down below!

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Methinks the lady doth protest too much about the German selection… If you trash the broadcaster and make unsubstantiated allegations, “You’ll never work in this town again” as the saying goes. Putting her impetuous and irreverent comments aside, there is a point to be made about the shortcomings of the revamped German vote: It gives too much power in the hands of 120 individuals which make two thirds of the total vote, i.e the 20 international jury members and the 100 Eurovision fans panel. This year they were at almost complete odds with each other regarding ‘Sister’ and that says… Read more »

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Nobody important.

Tom
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Tom

North Macedonia, Cyprus, Armenia wait ….3…2….1…

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Yep…She wants it bad. Just hope that it doesn’t go to her head.

If it doesn’t work out, she should take at least a year off and try again in 2022 or 2023. Otherwise she’ll become another Mihai or Markus Riva, who keeps trying but is destined to NEVER get the call.

Azaad
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Azaad

At least Mihai competed at ESC once

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

D’OH! I forgot about that. But that was 13 years ago…

…And since 4th was quite respectable for a contest with 37 entries, why is he so hell-bent on trying to get back in again?

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

I’M SCREAMING. Hopefully she is part Liechtensteiner too!

Tom
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Tom

She can apply to Slovakia also

Pancake
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Pancake

I know you guys might her as desperate, but I like her determination to get into Eurovision.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

There’s determination and then there’s desperation. I liked WYL but she’s acting like it was winning material… top 10 perhaps at best. If she represents a different country it best be because she wants to represent it, not just for her ego.

Peter M
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Peter M

I’d be happy for her to represent Ireland. She has Irish DNA and she has all of the qualities needed to be a good Eurovision participant. All she needs is a strong song with good staging, and we’ll be good. I just want Ireland to qualify next year 🙁

Jonas
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Jonas

Maybe we’re being too harsh on her. Maybe she actually believed the fan hype a few months ago, and is just trying to give her fans what (she thinks) they want. There was lot of disappointment here when Wear Your Love lost, so I can understand if she’s now confused by the mixed signals.

Idksmth
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Idksmth

She’s desperate to be chosen by any country for 2020 at this point. After the tweets about competing somewhere that chooses internally, it’s pretty clear that she is desperately trying to keep the hype around her. She should focus on self-growth beacuse her performance was far from perfect (especially the vocals at times) in ULFI. I hope she doesn’t come to my country (Latvia) to participate because at this point it’s too much, almost humiliating, and she just needs to chill tf down. She is just ruinining her chances to achieve a good result and respect from Eurofans because at… Read more »

milky
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milky

I’m from Estonia and I’m worried that she will try here too because we accept foreign artists now lol

Dawid
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Dawid

At this point she just shows every country that could possibly consider sending her that she cares just about HERSELF and HER performance. You’re going to ESC to represent a country. A country, not yourself. Why would Irish people root for someone who doesn’t care what country she represents?

Ron
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Ron

I doubt she would be chosen as a performer but it would be interesting if one of her compositions was chosen by RTE for someone else (presumably Irish) to sing.

NickC
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NickC

She would have better chances if she forms a super group with MIHAI, the Belarussian guy and blue haired Austrian girl and calls it “The New Alcazar”. Then they can sing a song co-written by Ralph Siegel and Thomas G:Son, and staged by the belgian pancake. Choreography could by SJP, and the song title could be “Never give up on Love and Peace while you Shine”.

Magpie
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Magpie

Anyone want to take a guess on what the next country will be?

Dawid
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Dawid

Hmm… Moldova. No reason, random guess

Darren
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Darren

I’m not actually sure how I feel about this. As an Irish person, I would like my countries representatives to actually know about Ireland and atleast have set foot on this island. It annoys me so much when people represent countries without ever having set foot in the country or have absolutely no connection to the country prior to the selection. San Mario is definitely guilty of this. Granted the San Marinese music pool is much smaller than Ireland. Ireland (bad as we are at Eurovision) I think can source someone locally. They don’t even have to be Irish in… Read more »

Jonas
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Jonas

You should be used to it. Two Dutchmen wrote 22.

Darren
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Darren

Writing is different than performing. Sure half the other entries writers are Swedish.

Jonas
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Jonas

Writing is different to performing, you’re right…it’s actually more important – it’s a song contest.

Nils
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Nils

Bad as you are? Not even the Swedes won that often yet. 😉

Darren
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Darren

The 90s was a different time. Nowadays it’s Sweden’s game.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

It worked for Monaco in 1971 though :3
But I agree with you

Nils
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Nils

Even though she was my second choice in the German NF and would have scored quite a good result in the Grand Final … Please, PLEASE stop calling her a “hitmaker”. Her song didn’t really have any impact on the charts and is long forgotten outside of our ESC bubble.
Basically her so called career – which never even got off to a start – is already in ruins. That’s why she’s so desperate to grab your attention.
So please don’t feed this troll. Her correct yet rude comments about Germany’s selection process are proof enough she doesn’t deserve your love.

Pam
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Pam

She probably realised she doesn’t have the $$$ to represent San Marino.

Fionn
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Fionn

Oh please RTE will never choose her they’re looking for contemporary IRISH artists and having Irish DNA for me won’t cut it . If Ireland don’t choose her she’ll just move on to another country . Desperate much?

Fionn
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Fionn

Also she submitted”a few songs ” which shows she clearly didn’t read the statement RTE made a few weeks ago clearly stating that an artist can only submit ONE song

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Next thing she’ll be writing to Russia and claiming to be Putin’s long lost daughter in an attempt to represent them

Toffeenix
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Toffeenix

She did live in Moscow for a period of time so arguably Russia would make the most sense so far, certainly more so than Switzerland, San Marino or Ireland

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

I just took a dna test turns out I’m 100% desperate for attention

Nils
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Nils

Nailed it.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Am I the only one who appreciates Aly’s interest in the ESC? (Apart from William.)

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I agree, if she wants to do it, why not? 😀

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

This woman is all about attention and publicity, glad I was never really into “Wear Your Love” and despite it’s so-so NF performance eurofans still went ludicrously bonkers.

FYROM
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FYROM

Eurovision fans are too much sometimes. When somebody says they won’t go to eurovision and critisises the contest, you are bashing them, when someone really wants to go and is trying really hard to go to eurovision you are bashing them

Amor Amankwah
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Amor Amankwah

I think what people don’t like is her desperation. It’s not a good look. She doesn’t care about the actual countries she is submitting to she is just using them to get to Eurovision.

Bigger
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Bigger

I just hope she doesn’t get to represent any country next year because the way how she tries to push her “importance” or “relevance” is just bloody annoying. If it was someone sympathic, fine. But how she behaves on social media is just a sign of heavy narcissism. Every critic she faces, she calls them out as haterzzz. The way she keeps throwing shade and blaming the German broadcaster instead of acknowledging the fact that she was only 4th in televote is a sign that she cannot take anything that is not going her way. She also actively looks for… Read more »

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I’m not sure if this qualifies as fangirling. I see it more as covering a meltdown of a clearly pathetic person, which can be entertaining.

Bigger
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Bigger

Maybe you’re right, but they do push her to the attention-center which she is craving for. For example, just an hour ago she tweeted “Who still wants me to go to @Eurovision 2020 (sad emoticon which doesn’t show here)?” and Wiwibloggs retweeted it. Nothing wrong with that, but you know her intention; seeking attention and evoke sympathy with that sad emoticon.

Nils
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Nils

You’re 100 % about everything you’ve said. Still one has to acknowledge the fact that she wouldn’t have ended up 4th out of 6 in the televoting if the German NF wouldn’t be broadcast by Das Erste. Their average viewership is about 90 years old. I guess pretending to be naked doesn’t really stick with this age group …

Jo.
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Jo.

You can feel it coming…soon she will no longer be known as Aly Ryan, but…
A L Y

Darren
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Darren

Or A N Y
as in ANY country will do.

Nikki
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Nikki

Is she trying to become a meme?

Nils
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Nils

Starting to feel some late Lys Assia vibes here …

Toffeenix
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Toffeenix

Lys Assia is a Eurovision legend, she gets a pass

Žutokljunac
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Žutokljunac

She doesn’t care about Ireland, San Marino or Switzerland, she just wants to promote herself.
Awful.
No, thanks.

Eurovision fan
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Eurovision fan

Why does she it to herself? She could make even better song, improve vocals and easily win nf and represent Germany next year

Gemini
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Gemini

To be honest, at this point I think she’s trolling. This would just be way too sad otherwise.

HeyStopIt
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HeyStopIt

Ok, can you just stop writing about this irrelevant being? It’s getting ridiculous. You sometimes have a huge “crush” on some people, Saara Alto and skating on ice every 2 days…

Tom
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Tom

Hahahaha

Thomas
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Thomas

This is getting ridiculous yall.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

she’s pretty much ruined herself, the eurofans detest her n she’ll get very little support from the fandom if she gets selected by someone

Lele
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Lele

Omg hahahaha. I absolutely adored ‘Wear your love’ but come on why is she even telling us every single time that she has submitted songs here and there…just do it silently so you won’t get the enormous hate if neither of those countries take the offer. So annoying and amateurish.

so Aly Ryan = Female MIHAI

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

mihai actually got to represent his country at the eurovision, ally rhino will never

helloagain
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helloagain

I dont care about the attention seeking but she did a dna test and silently promoting a company it in a tweet? That is bad. Do a test and you give away all the information about yourself and they are free to do whatever they want with it. I never really liked “Wear Your Love” though so its ok

pepe
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pepe

Imagine her doing that last year when the official sponsor was the very annoying competing company MyHeritage.

EurovisionBenny_AUT
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EurovisionBenny_AUT

I like “Wear Your Love”, but I am of the opinion that her behavior is not tolerable. She seems to treat countries like products! There isn’t a lot of respect towards the nations involved…

Nils
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Nils

Austria is coming up next. Just wait for it 😉

Alex
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Alex

She submitted a song to Switzerland, San Marino and now Ireland.

She’s so desperate to go to Rotterdam.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

She’s really giving the Romanian nut job from 2006 a run for his money. I put Baileys in my coffee. Am I Irish now, too?

Tim Drake
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Tim Drake

Who is the Romanian nut job from 2006?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

the vocal legend who placed 4th at the 2006 contest and then ruined his legacy by sporting obnoxious, desperate behavior

Stephanie
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Mihai, or should we say M I H A I. Also reminds me of Vasilije Ojdanic, a Montenegrin guy who was so desperate to participate in Eurovison he would go to any lengths to do so despite his lack of talent – including stealing other people’s music and claiming it as his own (Robyn wrote 2 articles about him) as well as lying about his talent show participation record

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Ok now she’s really getting annoying

Jonas
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Jonas

What happens if all three countries actually select her?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

It will be a testament of how desperate and clueless their HoDs are. I wouldn’t put it past the Irish HoD.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

“No Contestant and/or artist may compete for more than one country in the ESC in a given year.”
Source: https://eurovision.tv/about/rules (2.2.3)
Would be interesting then xD

Jonas
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Jonas

I wonder why they don’t apply this to songwriters. The word “artist” could be interpreted to include them too. It is a song contest, after all, not a performance contest.

Chessguy99
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That would seriously harm the Swedish music industry.

Nils
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Nils

This really needs to happen. I mean … We all like those slick Swedish productions, don’t we? Yet they don’t showcase anything but their respective countries despair to do good in the contest. Personally I favor the Georgian way instead: Pick some bold and risky choices to make an impact and teach Europe something about your country, even if it might all go horribly wrong.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

if that’ll happen (it won’t), she’ll just pick one and sign a contract with them and just say no thx i changed my mind to the others

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

If she is selected by all 3, I hope they have their backups ready when she turns 2 of them down. She’ll choose the country which she thinks gives her the best chance to place highest in the contest. With Switzerland having just placed 4th, the Swiss might be at the top of her list.

Nils
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Nils

In case it happened, she’d re-do her DNA test and it would turn out she’s more multi-national than … Say, oxigen.

Efraim
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Efraim

I take it that she got a ‘no, thank you’ from San Marino then?

Joe
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Joe

So, she’s tried San Marino, Switzerland, and Ireland. How many more countries could she be considered an option for? Belarus and Moldova are pretty lax about foreign competitors. Austria is another German-speaking country. That about cover it?

Jonas
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Jonas

If Margaret can compete at Melodifestivalen…?

Joe
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Joe

Then she just needs a squadron of Swedish songwriters.

James
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James

Is she signed to BMG?

victor
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People forgetting her surname (Ryan) is an IRISH surname which confirms she has irish roots..

pepe
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pepe

Her surname is Eigendorf (according to Wikipedia).

Jonas
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Jonas

I didn’t forget. A Ryan hosted the contest back in 1994!

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

So if she fails at those countries, will she say the same about them as she said about Germany?
Eventually, she’ll run out of countries to represent

Nils
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Nils

She’ll be back in time for Kazakhstan’s debut.

victor
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People forgetting her last name Ryan is an irish surname which confirms she has irish roots.

Trash KAN
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Trash KAN

Slowly and surely, she is gonna become an iconic European singer for doing this. Just like Valentina Monetta.

Bigger
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Bigger

But the difference is the aura around it. Valentina does it because she loves the party and cosy vibe of Eurovision and the fans. And then you have Aly who is an attention you know what, who only wants to be famous (at least that’s the energy she emits). She certainly doesn’t care for which country she wants to participate, she jumps from Germany to Switzerland to San Marino and Ireland…

Joe
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Joe

And Valentina is from, and has only repped for, San Marino. Her campaigning was very clearly on their behalf, not just for herself.

Jonas
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Jonas

Sarah McTernan also tried San Marino before representing Ireland, so there is a precedent…

Tim Drake
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Tim Drake

Unlike Aly at least Sarah wasn’t desperate for ESC.

Joey
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Joey

Jeez, how much attention does she need? ‘:-/

esc26
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esc26

Yeah, she definetely has that “confidence and attitude” that RTÉ is after. Even too much of it.