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05th Nov 2017

LISTEN: Fianna Fáil politician has submitted this song to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2018

How does it compare to Dustin or Jedward, do you reckon?

Rory Cashin

It’s better than Brendan Murray’s ‘Dying To Try’, that much is for certain.

You might remember when we covered Trevor Gilligan’s debut album a few months back, which had a couple of tracks on there which were more than decent.

Now he’s back, and hoping to represent Ireland in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, with his dance-pop track ‘Keep You Warm’.

According to the press release, Gilligan “hopes his entry ‘Keep You Warm’ will match the criteria judges require for the song contest: Gentle Piano, Heavy Bass & Catchy lyrics, but most of all a simple melody.”

With the deadline for submissions closing on Monday 6 November, we’ll find out soon enough if Gilligan will be going up against Samantha Mumba and The RubberBandits, both of whom made suggestions about potentially getting involved in next year’s contest. (Of course – we think – the Bandits were only joking… right?)

Either way, you can check out his new track below, and let us know if you think he – and by extension, all of Ireland – are in with a shot.

Clip via TrevorGilligan

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