Just a few days after the Irish National Broadcaster, RTÉ, has announced Ryan O’Shaughnessy as their Eurovision representative, we get to hear more details about his entry titled “Together”.
Through interviews with the local press (such as The Ray D’arcy Show and The Irish Times), Ryan has revealed more information regarding his plans for Lisbon.
Ryan aims high when it comes to his upcoming Eurovision experience. Describing his entry together as an emotional power ballad with a gospel feel.
Talking Eurovision, Ryan reveals that he is honored to represent his country at the contest and intends to take Ireland back to its Eurovision glory days.
In particular, he wants to take us back in 1994 when Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan won with Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids.
“The song that stood out most was Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids, so I am trying to bring it back to how the Eurovision used to be – when songs had a bit of meaning and truth.”
⇒ You can listen to Ryan’s previous music endeavors here ⇐
Ireland at Eurovision
The Emerald isle has been facing a lot of struggles when it comes to achieving a pleasing result at the contest. Despite holding the Eurovision throne as the country with the most wins (seven to be exact), Ireland has not managed to qualify for the grand final since 2013.
Last year, Brendan Murray failed to reach the final with his emotional ballad “Dying to try”, scoring 86 points and finishing 13th out of 18 competing songs.
Are you looking forward to hearing Ryan’s Eurovision entry “Together”? Do you think he can take Ireland back to the finals? What is your favorite Irish entry at the contest?
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