December 09, 2019

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Fire, co-written by Lauren White, Niall Mooney and Willie Weeks with vocals provided by Zoe Alexis was not appreciated during the Irish Eurosong held on the 22nd February 2013 languishing in a penultimate position on the leaderboard. One of the songwriters, Lauren White spoke to the Irish Daily Star about how a producer in Los Angeles heard the song and wanted to pitch it to a couple of artists. Ultimately, it was Nicole Scherzinger who thought that the song was genius and indeed, she will be recording it within the next couple of months.

Zoe Alexis, the original artist of the track was endorsed by a series of celebrities in the lead up to the Irish Eurosong including none other than singer/songwriters Bressie and Brian Kennedy, both of which were coaches on the first edition of The Voice of Ireland as well as Michelle Heaton from Atomic Kitten and Niall Horan from One Direction. Ultimately though, the public and the jury disagreed in their decision to send Ryan Dolan with the track Only Love Survives which he co-wrote alongside Wez Devine. The song did not fare well, obtaining only five (5) points in the final to see Ireland succumb to another last place finish, something that they had also experienced at the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song They Can't Stop The Spring performed by Dervish. Stay tuned to for all of the latest news.

Source: The Irish Daily Star