Once again Ireland will use the “The Late Late Show” to choose its Eurovision song. On Friday 3 February, host Ryan Tubridy will guide viewers through the Eurosong 2023 special, which spans genres from dance-pop to rap.
Before the show kicks off, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 6 competing songs. We kick proceedings off with Adgy and his entry “Too Good for Your Love”.
Wiwi Jury: Adgy – Too Good For Your Love
Renske: “Too Good for Love” is a fine radio track with strong club vibes. Adgy’s dark voice fits well with the rather grim tone of the track. This feels incredibly contemporary compared to the usual entries we hear in Eurosong. Even so, it’s not the most original of this year’s bunch. And at Eurosong it may suffer a fate similar to many songs that have come before it: Dance tracks like this generally disappoint at Eurovision, as it’s hard to keep listeners’ interest for the whole three minutes.
Rick: With its rather poor record of late, Ireland really needs to stand out at Eurovision to do well. Having a powerful song and bold staging is a precondition for success. Thankfully Adgy has all that it takes. I really like the combination of a sad story with powerful electro beats and I can already see a dance routine for it. This sounds current, and is interesting and likeable to boot.
Roxy: Well this dark bop is definitely a surprise. It’s a song that could make the audience jump — and drivers, too, as it’s sure to get radio play. The chorus is extremely catchy and it gets stuck in your head after only a few listens. The lyrics are a bit generic, but not bad, especially considering that this is a dance track that pays more attention to the sound and the tempo. This could do well in Eurovision with suitable staging — maybe something similar to what the Czech Republic had in 2022.
Tom: Damn, this is catchy and makes me want to move! I love this beat! Though excellent at the beginning and during the chorus, the horns during the verses are a little jarring — I don’t know what Adgy is saying as the horns are just a tad too intrusive. The chorus does give me the same flavour’s as Maruv’s “Siren Song”, or rather a family friendly version. “Too Good For Your Love” is is nothing I haven’t heard before but if this qualified, prepare for the audience in Liverpool to go wild. Ireland is having a good year so far!
William: A sad theme set to a thumping beat? Yes, please! ADGY combines dance and darkness, a combination I love. His voice floats beautifully over the deep, digital sounds and carries a surprising amount of emotion for a song you’re likely to hear after dark. The theme of emancipation is inspiring, and the journey is short. Clocking in at 2:43, it speeds by, which makes me want to hit play again and again.
Wiwi Jury Score: 7.4
- Connolly – “Midnight Summer Night” Score: 7.5
- Adgy – “Too Good For Your Love” Score: 7.4
- Leila Jane – “Wild” Score: 6.8
- K Muni & ND – “Down In The Rain” Score 6.2
- Wild Youth – “We Are One” Score: 6
- Public Image Limited – “Hawaii” Score: 4
What do you think of “Too Good For Your Love?” Do you think it should represent Ireland in Liverpool? Let us know in the comments.
I am not feeling great about the inclusion of Irish Lyrics in this. It seems like a cheap shot to try and garnish votes. This could come across as cheesy. But we shall see tomorrow night. I am definitely looking forward to hearing connollys revamped version of Midnight Summernight though.
Connolly will bore everyone to death tomorrow. Adgy for the win!
this is the most generic song ever created… no 20 seconds in irish will make it stand out in any ways haha
So I heard that Adgy is going to include IRISH into the song for 20 seconds. This would mark the first time that Irish was heard at the late late selection show since 1999! Adgy is making waves!
Smart move. I hope it pays off.
In order to win Eurovision, you need a song that somehow represents the country from which it was sent, it doesn’t matter if it’s the production or the lyrics or the language, this song is a good song, but it’s also not memorable enough, in any case the song has a chance to qualify for the final.
In all honesty, I dont think were looking to win, qualifying is the first step and we haven’t done that in years.
Also, Adgy will be adding Irish lyrics to the song.
The late late show version will have 20 seconds in Irish
Good song but feel like I’ve heard it before. A bit generic but if he performs well live on Friday, could surprise me
My winner! I like Wild Youth too.
Ireland has to choose Adgy or Leila Jane!! Connolly will bore the ESC audience to sleep!!!
I dunno, I feel if they really play with the staging and with a revamp, the song will be a moment. The message is also a great one on top of her unique vocals. Ireland will not be the bouncy gun part of Eurovision but certainly could be the stand out moment.
I love the dark, moody vibe of the song combined with the dance rhythm. I cant wait to see it performed live. I hope its not a trantwreck of a performance and has a chance to proceed and be seen in the Eurovision stage. Good luck to Adgy!