Patrick O'Sullivan Ireland Eurosong 2022

After the early arrival of Brooke’s “That’s Rich” on Tuesday, Ireland’s Eurosong 2022 song reveal was back on schedule on Thursday morning with the announcement of Patrick O’Sullivan with “One Night, One Kiss, One Promise”. As with the first four entries, the track was debuted on Ryan Tubridy’s radio show.Patrick will join Brendan Murray, Rachel Goode, Janet Grogan. Brooke Scullion and one other act in the 4 February national final. 

Eurosong 2022 — The Acts So Far

Patrick O’Sullivan – “One Night, One Kiss, One Promise”

Written by Nicky Byrne, Danny O’Reilly and Lar Kaye

Patrick won the inaugural season of RTÉ’s new talent show The Last Singer Standing. Originally from Cork, he’s now based in London and was recently cast in The Book Of Mormon on the West End. Eurovision 2016 singer and Westlife star Nicky Byrne is among the song’s writers.

Previously Announced Acts

Rachel Goode — “I’m Loving Me”

Music by Thomas Karlsson / Johan Mauritzson / Joakim Övrenius
Lyrics by Anna Engh

Rachel is a classically trained soprano from Ballinasloe in County Galway. She’s perhaps best known as a country singer and is due to appear in the new series of TG4’s Glór Tíre — a reality-based talent search for Ireland’s newest country and western music star. However, for Eurosong she’s crossed over to pop with the Scandi-bop “I’m Loving Me”. Joakim Ovrenius is one of the songwriters. He produced Poland’s “The Ride” in 2021. Karlsson and Mauritzson also wrote on Rafał’s track.

“This song is such a bop, total 80s vibes & absolutely screams Eurovision – a totally different genre than my usuals but I love it & hope you’ll get behind me so I can represent ireland in this years Eurovision”, wrote Rachel on Instagram.

Brendan Murray — “Real Love”

Written and composed by Brendan Murray & Darrell Coyle

Rising to fame with the chart-topping boyband Hometown, Brendan Murray was internally selected to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2017 with “Dying To Try”. Despite investing in a large hot air balloon prop, Ireland stayed in the semi-final. Brendan returned to TV screens a little over a year later when he competed on the final season of the UK X Factor. He made it to the semi-final, placing fifth overall.

Brendan explains the meaning behind “Real Love” as such: “it’s not realising what was right in front of you the whole time. You’ve ignored and put the thought of it to one side but then you come to that realization that you should have said what you felt a long time ago. You’ve convinced and made excuses for yourself when you really should have told that person how you really felt.”

Janet Grogan – “Ashes of Yesterday”

Music and lyrics by Aidan O Connor, John Emil and Sandra Wikström

Janet’s first brush with fame came in 2016 when she appeared on the UK X Factor. Despite generating some media buzz at home, she was eliminated in the six chair challenge. She was later a backing singer for Nicky Byrne and Ryan O’Shaughnessy at Eurovision 2016 and 2018 respectively. In 2021, she was a finalist on RTÉ’s new talent show The Last Singer Standing.

On “Ashes of Yesterday”, Janet says it’s “all about rebuilding yourself up after disappointment, to not let self-doubt or others bring you down. The message is so powerful and encouraging, especially after the tough few years everyone has had. I want to uplift people and if I can do it while representing Ireland, that would be a dream come true.”

Brooke Scullion — “That’s Rich”

Written by Brooke Scullion, Izzy Warner and Karl Zine

Brooke competed on the 2020 season of The Voice UK. She impressed all four judges with her blind audition, as they all turned their chairs. She eventually reached the final and finished joint third. Brooke says that she was inspired by the likes of Blondie and The Gossip when she wrote “That’s Rich”. “I was reading Debbie Harry’s autobiography and wanted to encapsulate the attitude she portrayed in her life,” she says.

Ireland’s Eurosong 2022

Six songs will compete for the Irish ticket to Turin during a special broadcast of The Late Late Show on 4 February. Here, the Irish public will decide its representative for Eurovision 2022 along with input from both a national and international jury.

Ireland’s Head of Delegation Michael Kealy is enthusiastic about the return of a national selection. In September, he said he was “very excited by the return of a Eurovision National Final on The Late Late Show and the prospect of giving the public a greater say in selecting our entry for Italy. Every year the Eurovision gets bigger and more competitive than ever and given the enormous exposure and huge financial rewards for the winner I’m hopeful that we will attract a very high calibre of songwriter and performer.”

The return of Eurosong selection comes on the back of two consecutive semi-final last places at Eurovision. In 2019, Sarah McTernan was bottom of the pack with “22”, while Lesley Roy suffered a similar fate with “Maps” in 2021.

What do you think of the songs? Is Ireland onto a winner? Let us know below.

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RDRD
4 months ago

While it’s not a eurovision winner (none of them are) we know that Patrick has the capabilities to perform the song live and to be fair the song reflects popular Irish culture most, this is a song that would get quite alot of radio airplay here in Ireland and it would become a hit.
I could see this qualifying and there is an audience there for it, its just not your regular Eurovision fan who want nothing but female driven club bangers.

SeatAssigner
SeatAssigner
4 months ago

Thats Rich is the only chance of final qualification. The rest will all be second in the Semi running order.

sangfroidx
sangfroidx
4 months ago

I like this a lot. It sounds like the power anthem that should have been in “Dear Evan Hansen.” Patrick is a killer singer, and as fluffy as it is, this song showcases his voice fantastically. Back in the 70s, Paul McCartney sang about how the world can never get enough silly love songs, and to me, this is a top notch silly love song. Good luck, Ireland!

mark dowd
mark dowd
4 months ago

Ireland staring down the barrel of another NQ again I fear. These songs are so formulaic and indistinctive.

Michael crosse
Michael crosse
4 months ago

Good song from miles a bit repetitive could be in the final shakeup I still think that’s rich is the pick of the bunch

Maggie
Maggie
4 months ago

Am I the only one that loves Rachel Goode’s Song?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Maggie

Nope. 🙂

Kelly
Kelly
4 months ago

I really like Patrick’s song. I love the authentic Irish lilt in his pronunciation of words and that last big note – wow! That boy can sing! As always I’ll reserve final judgement until I hear them all live but he can hit that note on the night then it’s game over, right? Right now this is tied for me with Brooke, but as current as Brooke’s song is, she doesn’t have much range at all and I have an awful feeling her performance may come across cringeworthy in The Late Late Show studio. Janet’s has a great chance as… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Great voice from Patrick, but it sounds like a formula-suffering song. Or is that just the fault of the production? The somewhat syncopated melody could be subtly charming when set to an acoustic guitar, I can imagine, so here is where I’m struggling. Am I the only one who hears a cheapness in this arrangement? I want to like the song, but it’s missing a subtle charm that the “one promise” should give, in my opinion.

AndersP
AndersP
4 months ago

I’m a sucker for a musical theatre voice – undoubtedly he can sing. The lyrics are a bit all over the place I’ll admit, but I don’t think it’s deserving of a lot of the criticism that’s been levelled at it.

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

I think following Leslie’s NQ last year, RTE prioritised getting good vocalists. All the potential entrants for Ireland can definitely sing well.

MrJoggy
MrJoggy
4 months ago

Brendan for the victory !

Max
Max
4 months ago

This National Final feels soooo Eurovision Season 2002. Cheap beats. Unpolished lyrics. Anonymous voices.
I just cannot stop smiling at these entries.

fionn
fionn
4 months ago
Reply to  Max

i can’t stop crying at them lolz

Emmo
Emmo
4 months ago

Co-written by Nicky Byrne and it makes the final selection…what a surprise. The whole contest is rigged. I can’t wait to see what a shambles the Late Late Show will be.

Fingers crossed that Brooke gets picked. ‘That’s Rich’ is the only decent entry so far.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Emmo

It makes no sense that they would rig it, if they wanted Nicky’s song that badly then they would have just done what they did in 2016.

Josey
Josey
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree with Emma. Surprise, surprise Nicky Byrne who works for RTE has a song he wrote for someone who won the show he hosted that was commissioned by RTE chosen by RTE over the 300+ entries. If that’s not riggery…

West
West
4 months ago

I actually like it – maybe only because I was mentally preparing myself for mediocrity before I hit the play, but this is alright. In a strong nf this would be lower, but compared to other songs in the Irish nf, this is my 2nd place.

Leo M
Leo M
4 months ago

I’m running out of things to say about these Irish entries. Not one of them gives me qualifier vibes. This might be a grower but first impression is the song doesn’t suit his voice

There’s one more song to be revealed? Fingers crossed

Last edited 4 months ago by Leo M
Gabriel
4 months ago

After listening to the five available entries I must say that Ireland probably has one of the weakest song selections ever. RTE seams to have chosen MF rejects with 80’s synthpop vibes. Patrick O’Sullivan: I don’t even remember the song and I just listen to it 15 minutes ago. I know it was pleasant, but that’s it. Rachel Goode: this is probably my favorite. Maybe because it reminds me to an entry in any NF back in early 00’s when I started to follow the NF. Brendan Murray: Oh my… this one is a sleeping pill. I think I like… Read more »

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

I quite like it, to be honest. Nothing groundbreaking, but a relaxed, enjoyable pop song. I especially like the down to earth composition. It doesn’t scream at you, nor beg for your attention, it’s just soothing instead.
If it’s performed with the same understatement that went into the writing process, this would not only be a surprise qualifier, but actually turn a few heads in the grand final.

Last edited 4 months ago by Nils
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

If the lyrics of a song are just an excuse for the vocalist to have something to sing, it’s not a good idea to release it with a lyric video. Maybe the “I see you struggle as you try to spit out something more sincere” was supposed to be meta? 😉

But musically this would actually be my 2nd pick between the Irish entries. Which say more about the exhausted music taste of who made this selection than about the song itself.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I don’t think Ireland has necessarily to withdraw, but RTÉ needs to press the reset button as soon as possible. One big question that comes to my mind is if all the applications they receive are in that formulaic and uninspired style or if somebody on the inside blocks anything remotely risky, alternative or even contemporary. In other words, to start shaking things up, do they need better scouting, filtering or both? From the outside, it feels like a combination of small budget, lack of effort and people with a dated mindset. The perfect storm for an Eurovision delegation…

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That’s interesting actually. I don’t know whether the person responsible goes for similar songs each year and blocks more indie, risky, alternative songs or this is what they have to offer. Because certainly you can tell there’s a pattern in their choices.

And, I mean, some of them sound pleasant but they aren’t competitive. I do think “Maps” deserved better. But those kind of songs tend to get lost in Eurovision. It was rather surprising to see Germany 2018 doing so well. I loved that song.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Both the Irish selection and the Maltese one sound like a playlist made by just one person with a very specific taste. I wouldn’t be surprised if in both cases one person has too much power on the selection process.

Oh, and I really liked “Maps”, it even made to my top 10 pre-contest (in 10th, but still). It could have been a step on the right direction, but it seems something else than Lesley’s breath got lost in that treadmill.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

You’re onto something there. It seems RTE and the BBC share the same backwards outlook, viewing the contest as an entertainment show rather that a music competition, and a huge opportunity for new talent to make a mark. Both cling onto nostalgia, and don’t want to end up winning and having to host it “oh no, so expensive!!”. If participating is fairly cheap and attracts decent viewing figures in return, why bother trying too hard? But surely winning and hosting a contest is potentially beneficial and profitable?! Also, being on the Late Late Show, this doesn’t reach out to a… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

The thing is: wouldn’t be also entertaining for the British and Irish audiences to have an actual chance to do well in the contest? I agree that it feels that some sort of nostalgia behind their decisions. There’s a “Eurovision was much better on our time” attitude and they don’t even try to play it as a card, they just send another bland song without any particular connection with past, present or future. In RTÉ’s case, maybe because they are still traumatized with past costs. In BBC’s, maybe they’re too comfortable with the “Europe hates us” narrative. It’s such a… Read more »

AndersP
AndersP
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I think RTE and the BBC still haven’t grasped that what ended years of making it into the top five/ten each year wasn’t “political voting/Europe hates us” but the end of the language rule. Watching a lot of the Eurovision Agains it’s clear it gave both countries a boost even with some pretty mediocre songs. Once everyone else could sing in English, it exposed the mediocrity and we plummeted down the tables. Both the UK and Ireland are playing by the rules of a game that changed completely 20 years ago. You never know, maybe the BBC has learnt a… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

You summarized perfectly with the “Both the UK and Ireland are playing by the rules of a game that changed completely 20 years ago”. There’s no more advantage on singing in English, there are more countries involved in the competition, staging skills became a big part of the game and the whole competition this day is less innocent. In the past, one or more cute friendly faces singing a sticky chorus from a non-challeging song was probably enough to reach most of the public. And when I say this, I’m not bashing their winning entries (for example, I like almost… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’m not sure that Ireland still play like it’s the 1990s, I just think it is the loss of the orchestra and the whole style-change that happened because of that which has pulled the rug from under their feet.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I forgot to mention the loss of the orchestra, but it’s another good point. I guess when Anders said they’re playing with the old rules, it’s less about their entries sounding like in the past and more about they refusing to learn lessons from other countries.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I actually wish they were still playing like the 1990s, I would happily take another The Voice.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

Don’t confuse Ireland with the UK. I don’t remember Ireland ever thinking Europe hated them – they are still in the EU, they have the Euro as currency. Ireland are in Europe. There’s no reason for them to think anybody hates them, especially with the EU protecting the peace of the island so strongly during Brexit.

AndersP
AndersP
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I am British and Irish so I don’t confuse them and that’s why I drew a distinction between the Europe Hates Us narrative and the Political Voting narrative.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

Sorry for misunderstanding you.

AndersP
AndersP
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

No problem

Lele
Lele
4 months ago

Wow I really really really really dig this song. Has something anthemic and something emotional that makes me love it, maybe his voice

boozyfloozy99
boozyfloozy99
4 months ago

Boring, so naturally this will be chosen.

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago

The lyrics are just nonsense for God’s sake…. What is this song even about? Quite messy and stressful production as well, but lovely voice.

MrBrightside
MrBrightside
4 months ago

I really like this! It is somehow uplifting for me. Sad it’s having so bad reception. :<

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

Unless the international juries give it to Brooke, I think this will be the winner. The Irish people, I imagine, will be voting for Nicky and Danny – the only ones they will have ever heard of.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also, I see that the singing show that Patrick won was broadcast only very recently. This means that he already has a television audience wishing him to succeed, ready to vote.

Esc
Esc
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Exactly, which is why I think he will win.

Ron
Ron
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

He didn’t win an actual televote though – winner was chosen by the jury and small studio audience.

I don’t buy that this is a shoe in for the win. Nicky Byrne’s entry in 2016 was a complete non event for the Irish public (it didn’t even chart) and Danny O’Reilly would be regarded as a musical has been (Coronas were at their peak about ten years ago).

Addie
Addie
4 months ago

Not one traditional folk song? This is horrible. I know that Ireland has such beautiful traditional music, since I’m a fan of Celtic Woman. At some point, this just gets stupid. What is wrong with that HoD? I really don’t see any point in even having a national final. I loved Maps, but if even that song could get last in the semifinal, I don’t know how hard Ireland’s gonna flop this year. And this is coming from someone who’s been following Eurovision for just a year.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Addie

Celtic Woman is awful, designed for Americans. For the real thing, try the Chieftains – or Altan, or The Gloaming. There’s no way any of these bands would enter the contest, though – there would be no point when live instruments are not allowed.

John
John
4 months ago

I think the person with the most Irish name should represent Ireland at ESC.

Yush
Yush
4 months ago

One Night was ok till the 30 last seconds. That is horrific

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

On a second listen, actually it’s not bad… Kinda enjoyed it. Might even add to my playlist. But ‘That’s Rich’ is better.

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

‘That’s Rich’ was really a fluke, huh? If they don’t pick Brooke…

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

I don’t mind this. There’s something interesting here. I still think this falls in the border-qualifier-at-best camp. It’s a song that probably would sound a lot more current if they tossed it to a Scandi producer. I’m more seriously bothered how all these Irish songs seem to fall in the same genre — and I realize there are ballads and faster songs—but there’s a sameness to them all as if they all would be played in the same radio station. Where’s some classic Irish music? Where’s the Irish punk rock? Where’s the Irish indie rock? Where’s the singer-songwriter guitar song?… Read more »

James
James
4 months ago

Reminds me to of the days I used the intern at a radio station that plays songs like this one during the late 2000’s to early 2010’s that are not traditionally Top 40, but was very defining for those who were listening to this kind of music in high school and college.

Closest I could compare this to at the top of my head are Walk the Moon, Muse, and The 1975.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  James

*I used to intern.

Dang autocorrect.

Letifa
Letifa
4 months ago

Rumours

There has been a very trustworthy person from IctimaiTV, who has told details about the selected act Azerbaijan has for 2022!

  1. This person is an upcoming singer that is going dancepop for Eurovision
  2. A solo singer
  3. Song to be described to be a child of Euphoria (2012) and Fuego (2018) that will be dancepop
  4. Singer will be announced February, while the song will debut in March

I’m over excited, one thing to be told is that the rumour has it, that this is the song that will be fighting for victory and therefore IctimaiTv has made a budget meeting about next year a bit earlier, since it’s likely that it’s Azerbaijan’s turn to host again!

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  Letifa

The description of the act was so predictable for Azerbaijan, I really don’t think anyone else will be hyped about that rumour. Pretty much what everyone already expected, isn’t it?

Also … ‘likely to win’? Let’s talk again on May 15.

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  Letifa

thats why my cat was anxious, she felt that ictimai tv has a bop coming

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
4 months ago

Not bad and its honestly better than half of MESC’s entries.

Pat
Pat
4 months ago

Love his voice, but the song is dreadful. The lyrics are terrible. I had high hopes. I really don’t know what the HOD is doing picking these generic pop songs. Fingers crossed for something a bit different, possibly Irish sounding tomorrow…if not I’m behind Brooke all the way.

Efraim
Efraim
4 months ago

Ireland might as well have just handpicked That’s Rich at this rate. Not the eighth wonder of the world, but still miles ahead of the other known NF entries.

DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

Oh c’mon Ireland you can do better you MUST do better..
I mostly keep faith in songs I am not a fan of,hoping they will improve with future listens and/or live performance..
But here I can’t even make myself listen to these songs more then once..
I understand Irish HoD doesn’t wanna win but grand final should be a goal…

KLINE
KLINE
4 months ago

This doesn’t offend me (Patrick O’Sullivan) – generic perhaps but pleasant on the ear!

Last edited 4 months ago by KLINE
Escfan
4 months ago

If I’m honest i’m not at all surprised at the quality of these songs. Its the reason why I stopped caring about how Ireland do in Eurovision and instead focus on supporting the songs that I actually like. I think this selection of songs doesn’t represent a lot of the music in Ireland, theres quite a wide variety of music here ofc. Its a bit depressing seeing how we fare out every year to no ones fault bar our own. It’s unfortunate because there are many Eurovision fans here and I’m sure in Britain too, who know the quality that… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Escfan
Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 months ago
Reply to  Escfan

I’m from the Netherlands, so I can only say: we’ve been there! Take heart!

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

No Eurovision spark at all.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 months ago

I actually felt embarrassed listening to this song: this is one 3 minute long stretch of uninspired, unimaginative, unoriginal, unsurprising, totally standard basic songwriting. And such a waste, because he actually has a good voice.

voix
voix
4 months ago

Did they even watch the final last year? Do they know it’s 2022?

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  voix

2021 had a lot of 1980’s inspired songs.

Moonstar
Moonstar
4 months ago
Reply to  James

But with better quality, in my humble opinion.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Moonstar

Even “The Ride”? Hehe

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  James

with impact. Songs you could remember after you heard them. Do you insinuate Ireland’s selection has the same characteristics?

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

It’s more that we’re only three weeks into 2022 so we don’t have a lot of songs that could define a theme or trend for the year yet.

zelenovi
zelenovi
4 months ago

oh dear

BlueSky@Night
4 months ago

Quite derivitive and not the show-stopper I’m looking for.

Jacob
Jacob
4 months ago

Well, I guess there’s no Grand Final for Ireland this year.

Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago

Brits and Irish really like generic pop, don’t they?

Escfan
4 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

The Irish HoD, very much so.

zelenovi
zelenovi
4 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

RTÉ do! I swear the rest of us do our best to compensate…

Zisk
Zisk
4 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

I can assure you we don’t like this but our delegation picks it anyway.

Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago
Reply to  Zisk

I totally understand you.. It’s the same thing with our broadcaster. Polish TVP has simply no taste in music.

musica
musica
4 months ago

Come on Ireland, give us one song with some imagination, some spark, some originality. Something slightly out of the box. Or, if it has to be a generic pop song, make it a good generic pop song.

shira
shira
4 months ago

Wow, the lyrics in One Night sure are words that exist in the English language. I’m not usually a stickler for lyrics, but some coherency would be nice.

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
4 months ago
Reply to  shira

I don’t expect Jonie Mitchell or Leonard Cohen in ESC but these lyrics are rubbish, like you said nothing coherent, just a string of unconnected phrases.

Last edited 4 months ago by Séamus Mór
HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
4 months ago

Not super excited by this selection, but I reckon some of these (including this) could work if they have a strong an engaging performance. Also, was he Elder Price?

Surprised Nicky Byrne was involved in this. What was the reaction to his song and non-qualification at the time? Sunlight was a very monotonous song despite the pedigree of its writers

Escfan
4 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

I think a lot of people thought it was ok and there wasn’t a whole lot of a reaction to the non qualification other than from those who thought he would qualify because he was in Westlife.

Alo
Alo
4 months ago

Out of 300+ songs they found 6 dated and generic stuff. Ireland it’s time to rock your system if you want to qualify and make some impact.

Bart
Bart
4 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Yes I dont understand why they make zo bland songs… come on Ireland have Some original songs!

Zisk
Zisk
4 months ago
Reply to  Bart

We have them, they just don’t pick them. Connections and TV Experience are a genuine requirement by our delegation, hence why every single song so far is from X Factor/The Voice or …. written by Nicky Byrne. It’s not about the song to them. It’s about the artist.

Alo
Alo
4 months ago
Reply to  Zisk

At least you can hope:)
Many countries had tough years and somehow they became quite powerhouse.

raylee
raylee
4 months ago

I don’t think this is a bad song but not very likely to get a good result at Eurovision… At least it seems like the best option so far , i’d like to see this in Torino

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

I don’t get RTE this year. If your intention was to have another safe entry, why not selecting one of them internally? I see little point in having a selection if you don’t give your entries a proper hype, or even try to make them stand out on their own. In theory, I could see Ireland having a HQ NF, but they they lack a proper bite to get one excited. I can definitely see myself warming-up to a safe entry, but I see no point in picking which one will it be, unless there’s a production spectacle behind it.… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Gmisk
4 months ago

That is not too bad at all. One of the writers is a guy from a band called All Tvvins its not that far from something they would release. Two decent songs in a national final!!! Makes a change!

Gmisk
4 months ago
Reply to  Gmisk

Oh and another one of the writers is the lead singer from The Coronas, decent pedigree (bar Nicky Byrne…)

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
4 months ago
Reply to  Gmisk

I’d expect a lot better from Danny O’Reilly.

europotato
europotato
4 months ago
Reply to  Gmisk

Yeah I agree, not bad at all. With good staging (really struggling to see how it can be unique staging) this will be liked a lot by a lot of people. I would’ve loved to have had a real Enya style Irish track in the mix, something really layered and deep in Gaelic to just have something we would never see on the Eurovision stage.

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  europotato

Thinking about it … if this was sung in Gaelic, it would be a guaranteed qualifier and end up on the left-hand side in the final. They really should consider translating it, especially if everyone on here already criticises its English lyrics.