RTÉ are looking for entrants for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest 1 year ago

RTÉ are looking for entrants for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Know anyone that has what it takes?

It's physically impossible to create a song that's better than 'Hold Me Now' or 'Rock 'n Roll Kids,' but that doesn't mean Ireland is going to stop trying.

Oh no.

We're getting back into the Eurovision groove because RTÉ have announced that they're inviting accomplished songwriters and performers to submit a song to be considered to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest next May.

For the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, the Irish selection committee are looking to produce a world-class act that will do the country proud when they take to the stage in Tel Aviv.

With a worldwide audience of nearly 200 million people, it's some platform for any musician.

Michael Kealy, Executive Producer and Head of Irish Delegation, has said: "We were really proud of the Irish performance in Lisbon this year. Months of work went into planning our Eurovision act, bringing together the various audio and visual elements, from song arrangement to choreography to lighting design.

"The performance of 'Together' by Ryan O'Shaughnessy and dancers Kevin O'Dywer and Alan McGrath with backing vocals from Janet Grogan, Remy Naidoo and Claire Ann Varley received worldwide acclaim when performed on stage and created headlines around the world. 'Together' placed 16th in the final which is the best result since Jedward came in eighth place in Dussledorf with 'Lipstick' in 2011."

In August, RTÉ held their second Eurovision forum, inviting music industry professionals and Eurovision fans to discuss current trends in the competition as well as hearing from international experts. As well as publicly inviting submissions, RTÉ are actively engaging with professionals in the music industry to ensure that Ireland gets the very best act to represent the country.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 23 November and the 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tel Aviv in Israel next May.

More details can be found here and if you are submitting a track, always think twice about that sax solo.

Clip via Channel 4