It’s the national selection that gave viewers fan favourite and promo tour sweetheart Brooke Scullion. And now the Eurosong Late Late Show Special will return to choose Ireland’s Eurovision 2023 song and artist.
Writing on the web site of Irish broadcaster RTÉ, producers confirmed Ireland’s participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom and uploaded the official submission form.
The closing date for submissions is 6pm on Friday 28th of October 2022.
They rightly describe Eurovision as “a global phenomenon,” and “one of the most popular annual television events on the planet.”
Recognising the show’s strength with young audiences throughout Europe, they’re looking for “contemporary artists and songwriters with the talent and ambition to compete and succeed in this highly competitive environment.” They add that this is “probably not an opportunity for beginners or people with limited or no experience of performing in public to large crowds.”
And one other thing: RTÉ reserves the right at any stage to invite established songwriters and/or artists to submit entries and to include any such entries in the shortlisted Eurosong final entries eligible for selection on the “Eurosong Late Late Show Special”.
Ireland confirms “Eurosong Late Late Show Special”
Submission rules and guidelines
“If you are an accomplished songwriter with a proven track record of success in the music industry, we would like you to submit a song (with a suitable performer(s) attached) to be considered to represent Ireland.”
“All recordings of songs must be submitted in MP3 192kbps format and be complete, be professionally recorded and in their final form – no demos, unfinished work or substandard recordings will be accepted.”
“Submissions must have a performer(s) already attached, performer(s) must have the talent, drive and ambition to compete at the highest level before a global audience of over 200 million people. Performer(s) putting themselves forward (with a song) must have intrinsic and obvious appeal to the core youth audiences who make up a significant amount of Eurovision viewers and fans.”
“Entries will be considered by a panel of music and entertainment industry professionals and Eurovision fans selected by RTÉ. Performer(s) may be invited to audition in the RTÉ studios in Dublin.”
“Songwriters/composers may only submit one song (including co-writes) for consideration and the song must not have been submitted for consideration to any other country participating in Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration. Please include a photograph of the performer(s) and a short biog.”
“The songs (lyrics and music compositions) must be original and must not have been released and/or publicly performed in part or in full before the 1st September 2022.”
“In all cases RTÉ will have the final say on which song and performer(s) will be Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest 2023 entry and RTÉ and the EBU will retain final decision on the eligibility of any entry and the application of the rules.”
“Entries will ONLY be accepted through the online form on www.rte.ie/eurovision . No entries will be accepted by post, on CD, cassette or any other format, neither will we accept links to Wetransfer, Soundcloud, Dropbox or to any other third-party sites such as YouTube, Spotify, Tidal or other streaming platforms.”
Who do you fancy seeing on the Eurosong stage? Are you happy that The Late Late Show will once again be used? Let us know down below!
View this post on Instagram