On Friday 17th September live on the popular Irish late night chat show Late Late Show, the broadcaster responsible for the Irish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest – RTÉ has announced that they will select their 2022 entry on the “Eurovision Late Late Show Special”
You can view the announcement below.
On the RTÉ website they have a clear mission statement and it is the following.
The show is particularly popular with youth audiences and younger adult viewers throughout Europe. RTÉ wants to hear from contemporary Irish artists and songwriters with the talent and ambition to compete and succeed in this highly competitive environment. This is a rare and valuable opportunity for artists and songwriters to gain exposure on a global scale – the rewards for achieving a top ten result in the final can be significant.
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 together with a suitable performer(s) to be considered to represent Ireland.
All songs must be submitted with an artist(s) already attached, artists must have the talent, drive and ambition to compete at the highest level before a global audience of over 200 million people. Artists 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.
Although we wish to encourage and identify promising new talent for the future, this is probably not an opportunity for beginners or people with limited or no experience of performing in public to large crowds.Irish broadcaster – RTÉ
- Songs submitted must strictly comply with the rules of Eurovision and RTÉ reserves the right to arrange, produce or otherwise alter any song selected for the purposes of Eurovision.
- Songwriters/composers may only submit one song (including co-writes) for consideration. If more than one song per composer is submitted only the first song received will be considered. Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration. Please include a photograph of the performer(s) and a short biog.
- Compositions submitted for consideration (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed including online video platforms or social networks, in full or in part, before the 1st September 2021.
- In all cases RTÉ will have the final say on which song and artist will be Ireland’s 2022 entry.
- The closing date for submissions is 6pm on Friday 22nd of October 2021.
- You can enter here
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020-2021.
For the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. RTÉ announced that Lesley Roy would represent the 7 time champions in Rotterdam with the song “Story Of My Life”. Due to the Covid_19 pandemic, the contest was cancelled. However RTÉ allowed Lesley to roll over into 2021, where she performed the uptempo song “Maps”. She competed in Semi Final One but sadly didn’t qualify for the final despite an elaborate stage show. She finished in 16th and Last Place with 20 points.
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