RTÉ have confirmed that the entries vowing to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will receive their first airplay from tomorrow.
Through a post on social media, RTÉ have confirmed previous speculation that the finalised entries would receive their first airplay next week. RTE Radio 1 will premiere the first two acts tomorrow morning, during The Ryan Tubridy Show. The remaining four acts will be played throughout the week on the same show.
320 songs submitted to RTÉ
As previously reported, the Irish broadcaster confirmed that a national final would determine the country’s entry for Turin, in a special edition of The Late Late Show. Although a date for the broadcast is yet to be announced, it was revealed in November that over 320 songs had been submitted.
The Ryan Tubridy Show airs from 10:00 CET and can be listened to 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.