While Sweden decides on a host city for 2024, Ireland is already gearing up for a chance at taking back its Eurovision crown. RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, has confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2024 and has opened its song submission process.
Artists who want to carry on Ireland’s illustrious Eurovision legacy can submit original song entries through RTÉ’s website. Some artists may be also invited to audition at RTÉ’s studios in Dublin as part of the submission process. Entries will be judged by both a professional jury and members of the public selected by RTÉ. The submission window closes 29th September at 6pm Irish time.
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In recent years, Ireland’s national final has taken place in the form of Eurosong and has been broadcast during The Late Late Show. However, details on the country’s 2024 national selection have not yet been shared, leaving some to wonder if changes may be in the works. Regardless, RTÉ has confirmed that “a shortlist of songs and attached performers will be invited to perform on television early in 2024 when a winner will be selected to represent Ireland in accordance with a selection process to be confirmed by RTÉ”.
In 2023, Ireland was represented by Wild Youth and their song “We Are One”. which finished 12th in the first semi-final. Until earlier this year, Ireland had held the record for the most number of Eurovision wins with seven wins total. Sweden earned its seventh win with Loreen’s victory in Liverpool, and the two countries are now tied.
Who do you want to represent Ireland in 2024? Can they take back their record of having the most Eurovision wins? Let us know in the comments below.