She’s worked as a make-up artist and cruelty-free beauty blogger. And now Ailsha is pursuing her biggest passion — singing — as a finalist in Ireland’s Eurosong 2024. 

Ailsha said she wanted to create a banger, and it would seem the bookies think she has. She’s currently the runaway favourite to win the Irish Eurovision selection.

We sat down to watch her video and our heads are still spinning. What did we think? Watch to find out.

Is Ailsha your winner? Do you think it will come off well on the Late Late Show stage? Let us know down below…

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Murphy
Murphy
2 months ago

Poor song only 2.20 long it’s so bad another semi final exit if this wins

EAMONN
EAMONN
2 months ago

Ailsha leads the polls……not the odds, big difference. Erica-Cody strong favourite with the bookies

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago

They are all universally terrible. Go bananas or whatever it is called is trying to rip off Shum but actually sounds like Katie Price’s terrible 2005 attempt to represent the UK. None are good enough to reach the final. And a boyzone style boy band? Really??? At least now we know how a barrel being scraped sounds

Murphy
Murphy
2 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

Doomsday blue is a masterpiece
but then I have a degree in music and understand it

Gmisk
Gmisk
2 months ago

I would prefer Bambie thug personally but this feels like something that could make the final (for a change) at least

zelenovi
zelenovi
2 months ago

OK, some context for our international listeners: As you may know, almost all Irish school children have to learn Irish in the Irish education system for many years, but for reasons we don’t need to go into, most people don’t retain much except the basics of it. Most of “Go tobann”‘s lyrics play on this – it mostly consists of set phrases most people will remember from their time at school: An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas? = Can I go to the bathroom? – the phrase most primary school kids have to say to their teacher… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  zelenovi

Well if that isn’t the recipe for a Eurovision winner I don’t know what is. Lol

MaxESC23
MaxESC23
2 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

That comment makes no sense. Thankfully, there is no such thing as a winner recipe. Netta’s Toys was not exactly high brow but worked.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  MaxESC23

I feel.embarrassed for you

Murphy
Murphy
2 months ago
Reply to  zelenovi

All of this is fine if the competition was on Father Ted ???

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

I have a bad feeling Go Tobann might flop live, it’s hard to see how they can pull it off especially in the late late studio. Bambie might be the more polished to go to Malmo but either give Ireland a chance unless the other 4 safe songs.

sparkling points
sparkling points
2 months ago

“Love like Us” is still my fave from Ireland!!!!!!

Gmisk
Gmisk
2 months ago

It sounds like an off cut from one directions first album…bland. The only ones pushing it as a winner are Louis Walsh and his mate Linda Martin thankfully.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Gmisk

Someone should tell them its not 1991 anymore

Dr Fergal Sherlock
Dr Fergal Sherlock
2 months ago

There’s no ‘stage’ in the studio so please focus on the song delivery… Worry about staging if you succeed. Bambi Thug (favourite for substance) and Alisha (banger but a bit grating) both have that theatrical vibe in their dress and movement… That’s enough… Let the cameras follow you… Don’t try and work around that tiny space… it never works. @bambi thug… In your Twitter feed #sendthewitch (love it) there’s a short clip of you doing the soft component really slowly and utterly beautifully… That would make a great end point for the song ‘live’… Bring us back down and leave… Read more »

Dr Fergal Sherlock
Dr Fergal Sherlock
2 months ago

Here’s the little clip… May have gotten the twitter tag wrong.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C14xiGhNiSp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Dr Fergal Sherlock
Dr Fergal Sherlock
2 months ago

Love Bites: Love Bites https://g.co/kgs/u3aaiYT

Merry Christmas Baby: Merry Christmas Baby https://g.co/kgs/DUcEeAD

BBC: https://youtu.be/yI6pvCBXZxs?feature=shared

Darren
Darren
2 months ago

When Bambie is also in the selection, thrrrs only one I can support.
Ailsha would be a “different” choice for us but the song just doesn’t grab me. I appreciate the use of Gaelige in it though

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

Hoping for either (or both) Ailsha or Bambie Thug to nail the staging, I think both options provide something a bit different and modern for this years competition where so many front runners are leaning heavily into the nostalgia factor. Obviously the boyband has an advantage with the Late Late stage but I think both Ailsha and especially Bambie Thug should be able to show off to their strengths on that intimate stage with good lighting and smart decisions on camera angles if they can have the input. At least this year that overpaid pensioner cosplaying as Pinocchio will not… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

I think with that, it’s time for Bambie Thug fans to rally behind Ailsha, because she’s gonna need all the support she can get against the generic boy band and pop songs.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

People think focusing on one entry would help, but it’s actually quite opposite, if there is more than one entry which is fan-favourite that means less chance for someone else. Entries cancelling each other out was never a thing if both were executed well on stage.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Not our problem really. Am going to support the best song. If Ireland ends up sending one of the DOA NQers, that’s sadly down to their selection committee putting them in there.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

Wonder though how it will be staged. Cause Late Late studio is not favourable for ” difficult entries ”
That’s why I think a much simple easy entry wins..
But good luck!

Liv
Liv
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

If its anything like her live show in November, I’m predicting pink and green with shirtless men using kegs for percussion

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I think part of the reason it’s leading the odds is to with the other big favourite, Bambie, not having such a great staging concept. It’s much more difficult to stage Doomsday Blue, because people are still figuring out what it’s about. Also, there’s more of an immediate melodic hook with Go Tobann and it’s more memorable due to it being upbeat, rocky and celtic infused.

MaxESC23
MaxESC23
2 months ago

I disagree. I find Doomsday Blue has a better hook that I can’t get out of my head. Bambie released a staging clip that looked compelling and fit a small stage.

I like both songs but I think Doonsday Blue will be the most memorable sbd the best bet for Malmo.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

You always know when people start fretting about “staging” and “live performance” that the song is a dud.

Owen Williams
Owen Williams
2 months ago

I think we can rule out two words for the Irish national selection this year (especially if the polls are correct)… ‘A’ and ‘Success’.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Owen Williams

Two words to rule in though. “Didnt” and “qualify”.

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
2 months ago

Yes, it’s my favorite and more I listen to it the more I like it. But then there’s also Bambie Thug with much sleeker and cleaner production and I would be equaly happy if it won. I’m still worried that in the end it will be the Blandstreet Boys.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

For me it’s perfect because it’s VERY out there and memorable, not safe but I can feel a good result if the right staging is given to it, but at the same time it’s also not too strange in comparison to Doomsday Blue.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

She needs a big revamp but go girl

Lera
Lera
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Agree. If they clean up the production a bit, it would be (even) more likeable. That said, I love its chaotic mess energy, and I definitely think Ailsha is Ireland’s best option this year to get back in the ESC finals.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Any other year, I would hugely support Ailsha and really hope she won. Not this year, however, not with Bambie Thug in the same contest. It’s like buses, as they say, you wait forever and then two come along at once.

MaxESC23
MaxESC23
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree! My preference is Bambie Thug but I would be happy with Ailsha.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

And maybe both busses collide and the tired, beaten boyband horse on its last legs swoops in right before the finish line after all.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Eh, has happened before

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

This is what I predict will happen, sadly. I hope I’m wrong.

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Ugh, I’d rather hop on Erica’s beaten down Subaru or Isabella’s minivan. Heck, even Jyellowl peddling on a tricycle would be better.

Zanoni
Zanoni
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I feel the reverse– I’ve really connected with “Go Tobann” in the last few days. But either would be an amazing pick.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Myself I’d be happy with either one being the winner

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

One bus will end up being more crowded than the other!