It’s might only be January, but the Eurovision Song Contest in May is fast approach. Which means its time for Ireland to pick a, hopefully winning, entry to send to Liverpool for this year’s competition.
One contender vying to fly the Irish flag this year, is none other than hit band Wild Youth.
The group has officially been thrown their hat in the ring, for a chance to perform on the Eurovision stage.
They will be competing in the Eurosong Contest, hoping to be selected by a combination of National Jury, International Jury, and Public vote to represent Ireland, with the song We are One.
The band had previously expressed interest in representing Ireland at the iconic competition.
As singer David Whelan told The Irish Sun: “It’s a good thing that the public get to choose who they send.”
“Now if RTE said we would like to fast-track you in and you can represent us, it would be hard to turn that down of course. But we don’t want any special treatment.”
“If you want your country’s backing, the public should decide who they send. That’s the fairest way of doing it.”
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Also hoping to represent Ireland is ADGY, a performer from Donegal, singing Too Good For Love.
Along with Connolly performing Midnight Summer Rain, and K Muni & ND, with the song Wild.
Dublin singer Leila Jane is also vying for a place in Liverpool with her song Wild. As is Public Image Limited, fronted by former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, with their track, Hawaii.
The Eurosong Contest will take place on the Late Late Show on the 3rd of February.