Aly Ryan has played a massive role in the build-up to the 2020 Eurovision season. Ever since participating in the German national final, the German pop queen has been building serious buzz about her plans for the next edition of the song contest.

As you’re all well aware, the “Wear Your Love” singer recently threw her name — and songs — into the hat to represent San Marino, Switzerland and Ireland at ESC 2020, and she’s expressed interest in representing a few other countries too. That tenacity has led some to praise her perseverance and undying love of Eurovision. But it’s led others to roll their eyes. No matter where you stand, you’ve probably been talking about it — and today there is yet another update.

While Aly’s DNA tests previously showed links to Ireland, she doesn’t need to take another DNA test to link herself to Austria, another country where she sent her songs.

On Wednesday she revealed on Twitter that Austrian broadcaster ORF had rejected her proposal.

Eberhard Forcher, the ORF Eurovision scout who brought the likes of Nathan Trent and Paenda to Eurovision, implied that Miss Ryan had missed the deadline for their selection process and that they’ve already made some important decisions at home.

On Thursday she posted more bad news: nationality rules in Estonia mean she can’t compete for Tallinn, either.

But Aly Ryan’s Eurovision hopes are not over yet.

The German recently said she has six songs she wants to send to ESC. She chose ten fans to DM the songs to — to gather their thoughts and opinions — and started hunting for more countries that may be open to a foreign contestant.

Our editor William has listened to the songs and given Aly feedback privately. And while he refused to reveal too much out of respect for Aly, when pressed he did tell me the following:

“On the whole the songs don’t feel like they were written for Eurovision. Instead they feel like songs written for the radio, Spotify, and, in some cases, the cinema. If Duncan, Mahmood or Luca proved anything, it’s that songs that break the Eurovision mould can do really well inside and outside of the contest.”

“Future Memories”

To build further hype, Aly decided to give her fans a taste of what they should expect. She teased one of the songs she wrote recently and doesn’t plan to send to Eurovision, titled “Future Memories”. The release was first mentioned on Instagram, where the German said she’ll drop the song once there are 500 comments. Later, she asked for 200 retweets on Twitter (a slightly harder goal to achieve).

Eventually, the German bombshell reached her goal, and “Future Memories” was released on SoundCloud.

The song shows the fierce hip-hop/pop quality that Aly is known for, and proves that she truly is a “Babe In Total Control of Herself” as she suggested on Twitter.

We should expect the song’s official release to happen next week, according to Ryan’s tweet last Sunday.

Two down, three left; who do you think Aly Ryan will represent? Will her road to Eurovision ever prove successful? And what do you think of the new track? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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[…] internal selection process for Eurovision 2020. All we know for sure is that German songstress Aly Ryan won’t be representing Austria. But now speculation has emerged suggesting that ORF has shortlisted three candidates — and […]

Tom
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Tom

Belarus and Macedonia 3,2,1 ……

1TruSeer
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1TruSeer

I had never heard of this woman until about 2 months ago when Wiwi decided to mention her in every other article.
Is this some sort of paid promotion?

Magpie
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Magpie

Is this a slow news day?

NickC
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NickC

Even if hell freezes and she makes it to ESC, she will come bottom last in the semi, because she annoyed every single person (with the exception of William) in the ESC bubble.

Azaad
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Azaad

This will be hilarious because if she put aside her ego, entered Germany’s selection again and ended up winning Unser Lied für Rotterdam she would be guaranteed a spot in the final.

Azaad
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Azaad

The Aly Ryan saga is now messier than North Macedonia’s pre 2019 staging.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Oh. My. God.
I literally can’t anymore with her xD

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Let me say on behalf of Austria: No. We have our own bottom-feeders. “Too late this time?” Yeah, sure, because that’s the only thing wrong with her proposal. Can’t we finally get a good recruiter to select Austria’s entry? As if 2019 wasn’t bad enough.

Logical Person
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Logical Person

Austria should send Sara de Blue…

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

I’ll probably never hear of her outside of this site.

Veta
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Veta

There are still Moldova, Romania and Belarus. But I’m sure she has no chance to win there, even if she enters. To prove this, I would like to see her entering them and flop.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Just hire the girl as a Wiwibloggs reporter already. She might as well write these articles about herself.

Dawidek
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Dawidek

I have a dream !!!!! A week without news from her ?

Tom
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Tom

Good luck with this unreal dream haha

Bubi
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Bubi

Just one more article about this person and I will never be back on this website.

Žutokljunac
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Žutokljunac

Can you please stop promoting her???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Žutokljunac
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Žutokljunac

Eurovision needs TALENTED participants, and not participants with giant ego.

Lloyd
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Lloyd

The Austrian email just seems fake. Even if she was late it, surely it wouldve been written more formally.

Tim Burton
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Tim Burton

Or, you know, in German?

Lloyd
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Lloyd

Yeah, but surely there would have been a lot more writing. Whether it was in German or not.

filipko54
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filipko54

German pop QUEEN? seriously? 😀

Jack
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Jack

Stop feeding the ego of a girl desparate for attention.

FYROM
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FYROM

“If Duncan, Mahmood or Luca proved anything, it’s that songs that break the Eurovision mould can do really well inside and outside of the contest”
Are you kidding? Duncan and Luca’s songs were typical made for eurovision songs

Tim Drake
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Tim Drake

Hatari, Kate, and Conan had more Eurovision mould breaking songs

Gilad
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Gilad

I don’t like what she is doing this is too much, she is great, but girl relax

SAKIS88
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PERSONNE N’ EN VEUT FINALEMENT LA HONTE LOL

Vincent
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Vincent

I was aware that she tried to introduce herself to many broadcasters as their next year’s entry, but I didn’t know she actually submitted multiple songs. No wonder that nobody shows interest; the way she promotes her songs probably gives the impression to the broadcasters that this isn’t all to do with her wanting to give their country the trophy and honour and patting them on the back; it is about Aly, Aly and Aly, about herself and selling her songs as a commercial product. She wants to use Eurovision and worse, the broadcasters as a medium or platform to… Read more »

e.forcher
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e.forcher

eXactly, it is about love for your country and making friends. Not about oneself

joff
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joff

San Marino is only the good option !

Joe
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Joe

One of their big delegation members is pals with Inis Neziri. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for her or Sara de Blue (if they can’t raise the funds for a local artist).

Tom
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Tom

Sara should represent Austria according to …..

milky
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milky

As an Estonian I am very happy about this news

e.forcher
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e.forcher

Sorry girl, so unprofessional of you to leak my email adress. It’s a No, get over it!

Joe
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Joe

Who called Austria? I deserve props for that.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Aye! The sooner she failed in Germany, Austria should have been one of her FIRST alternatives, waaaaaay before San Marino. No excuse for applying late.