FeaturesMalmö 2024🇮🇪 Ireland

XTRA DECIDES: 🇮🇪 Erica Cody – “Love Me Like I Do“

Xtradecides Slimhead

XTRA DECIDES sees the team here at ESCXTRA score the Eurovision national final songs, reviewing our winner. Follow us from here through to March 2024 as we make our choices for Eurovision 2024.

This week we scored Ireland’s national selection Eurosong. Erica Cody with “Love Me Like I Do“ has become our choice to send to Malmö, with Ailsha closely placing second with “Go Tobann”.

1Erica Cody – “Love Me Like I Do“1043
2Ailsha – “Go Tobann”1024
3Bambie Thug – Doomsday Blue823
3Isabella Kearney – “Let Me Be the Fire”821
6JyellowL feat. Toshín – “Judas”440
5Next In Line – Love Like Us480


This was the first song to be revealed for Eurosong and I immediately thought it sounded like a winner. I tried to stay open to all the other songs that week, and the selection they’ve made is honestly really good with lots of high quality songs, but “Love Me Like I Do” kept standing out for me. It’s radio friendly but not boring in any way! Hopefully this can bring Ireland the qualification they deserve.


Finally, RTÉ have woken up and given the Irish what they have been asking for for years! Overall they have put together a strong and diverse lineup of songs that actually sound competitive and what you would hear on local Irish radio networks. Of course, the acts still have to survive performing in that tin shed studio. Which is why I believe that gives Erica the best chance. ‘Love Me Like I Do’ is a classic pop song that I could imagine Swedish singer Agnes, releasing and performing. There are some great moments for Erica to show off her vocal range. If everyone is sending crazy entries this year, then there’s a place for a pop song to cut through and qualify with televoters.

What do you think of our decision? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on X/Twitter@escxtra on Instagram@escxtra on TikTok and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button