Ireland are gearing up to choose between the five acts vying to be chosen as the Eurovision representative for 2015’s contest on Friday night. Ahead of the Late Late Show Special on RTE we take a look at each act, giving our verdict and let you know what you can expect.
It’s almost D-Day for Ireland. As friday and the all important Eurosong Late Late Show Special draws that bit closer, we want to know who you think Ireland should choose as their 2015 Eurovision entry. Listen to all the songs below and choose your favourite in our poll.
Former X-Factor contestant, Kitty Brucknell has tonight failed to qualify for the final of Moldova’s national selection final for Eurovision 2015. The ‘Remix’ singer competed against eleven other acts in the first of two semi finals on 24th February. Brucknell finished 11th out of the twelve acts, following a combination of jury and public votes. The act which came out on top on the night was Eduard Romanyuta with song ‘I Want Your Love’.
The second semi final will take place on Thursday night with another eight acts advancing to the final.
After months of silence, the UK have finally announced their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest for 2015. On the 7th March the BBC will reveal their entry for the 2015 singing competition. Like last year, the song will be chosen by an internal selection process and will debut on the BBC Red Button Service which is available on the BBC Eurovision website for international viewers.
Last year the same process saw relatively unknown singer Molly Smitten Downes take to the Eurovision stage after a string of unsuccessful attempts from well known veteran acts including Bonnie Tyler, Blue and Englebert Humperdink.
Who would you like to see as the UK’s entry? Would you prefer someone from the BBC Introducing scheme or a well established pop star. Let us know by commenting below.
Last night saw Albanian representative Elhaida Dani take to Facebook to announce that the writer of the song ‘Diell’ had decided to withdraw the song for personal reasons. The bizarre announcement stated that ‘The author of the song ‘Diell’, for personal and irrevocable reasons, has decided to withdraw the song and unfortunately it will be impossible for me to perform it in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.’
The Albanian broadcaster RTSH has since chosen a replacement song named ‘I’m Alive’ and will debut soon.
What do you think of the decision to change songs? Do you think the author really withdrew, or did Albania think they had better chances with a new song? Let us know your thoughts below.
1. All three Baltic state countries chose their Eurovision entry this weekend. Estonia’s Eesti Laul came to a head with the favourites Elina Born and Stig Rasta being chosen to represent Estonia with their song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’.
2. Lithuania had already chosen their song ‘This Time’ but it was this week that we learned that two of the three finalists would perform the song as a duet in Vienna in May. Mia turned out to be highly unfortunate as her other two competitors Vaidas Baumila and Monika Linkyte were chosen to be Lithuania’s entry.
3. Latvia’s national selection process saw four songs battle it out, but in the end it was Aminata with her song ‘Love Injected’ who would progress to compete at Eurovision in May.