Avid social media users will have noticed that something was in the works. And sure enough, after a week spent sharing behind the scenes shots of her Eurovision music video shoot, Ireland’s Lesley Roy has revealed the name and release date of her song 2021 entry. “Maps” will arrive on Friday 26 February.
Lesley Roy will sing “Maps” at Eurovision 2021
Lesley made the revelation on Friday evening, on Twitter and Instagram. She shared a visual of her standing in the Irish countryside, presumably in Wicklow where she shot some of her music video earlier in the week. It’s simply captioned: “MAPS” Coming February 26th. It’s accompanied by a map emoji and an Irish flag.
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Ireland’s Eurovision 2021 song to come on 26 February
After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, Lesley was re-confirmed as Ireland’s representative last December. At the time, RTÉ revealed that the Irish-born, New York-based singer had an intense few months crafting the perfect song for the contest. She was digging down deep in Stockholm — and from those depths she landed what they promised to be a fierce songwriting collaboration.
“Lesley has spent the past three months in studio working on a new song to represent Ireland with, and Ireland’s Eurovision 2020 song has now been chosen and will be revealed in the New Year. The song was written and produced by Lesley, along with Eurovision producer Lukas Hallgren (“She got me”, 4th place ESC 2019), Philip Strand producer/songwriter Normandie, Deepend and Emelie Eriksson known as (EEVA) Stockholm based songwriter at Baggpipe Studios.”
Over the past few weeks, she has been dropping hints about the song while also sharing lots of behind the scenes shots on Instagram. On TikTok she confirmed that the song title had four-letters — we now know those to be m, a, p and s.
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