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Thursday, 16 October 2014 16:04

Ireland: Mary Byrne and Jedward Keen on Eurosong

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"Heartbeat" co-written by Hazel Kaneswaran, Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren, Patrizia Helander, with vocals provided by Kasey Smith and featuring Canlinn, led to a disappointing result for Ireland, failing to qualify to the grand final, finishing in 13th place, much to the dismay of the national broadcaster and an extremely large fanbase from the seven-time winning country.

The mentor-led system which Ireland has used in the past four years, has led to a mixed series of results, even though qualification was acquired between 2011 and 2013, twice with X Factor twins, Jedward. In 2015, Ireland is adopting a different approach, and is thus organising an open national selection, as had been previously stated by the Irish Independent.

Amongst the artists who will be putting their name forward are none other than former UK X Factor finalists; Jedward, who as mentioned above, have already represented the Emerald Isle on two previous occasions, as well as Mary Bryne. Signed to SyCO Records, the singing sensation released two studio albums, both of which reached the top ten chart in Ireland. Her latest release, a third studio album, on an independent record label, also managed to chart within the top ten, noting that her fan-base is well and truly alive.

In recent days, caught up with Karl Broderick, the songwriter behind Bryne's entry for the Eurosong 2015, and he stated that one is to expect a "modern, timeless ballad that's a cross between 'Clown' by Emeli Sandè and 'Let It Go' by Idina Menzel. I was delighted to discover Mary is also a huge Eurovision fan and jumped at the opportunity to represent her country." We urge you to stay tuned to even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about Ireland and their plans for Vienna, Austria. 

Source: Irish Independent, Eurovision Ireland

Last modified on Thursday, 16 October 2014 16:49