Ireland: Eurovision 2019 act and entry to be unveiled on March 8
The Irish national broadcaster,RTE, will be unveiling its Eurovision 2019 act on March 8. The act and song have already been selected and the entry is in its final phase of editing. On the same date the official videoclip will be released.
Several names have been reported the previous months as potential Irish Eurovision 2019 acts, among which Niall Horan (ex member of One Direction, Una Healy from the Saturdays, and Janet Devlin who participated in the British x-factor 2018.
The Irish Eurovision Story so far
Ireland is a country of records when it comes to the Eurovison Song Contest. It participated for the first time in 1965 and has won the competition 7 times, more than any other country. (1970, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996).
It is the only country that has won the contest three successive years (1992, 1993, 1994) while Dublin is the only city to have hosted the event two consecutive years. (1994,1995). During the decade of 90’s the country had a row of 4 vicotries in a 5 year time (1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997) and Dublin became host city three times.
Irish act Johnny Logan is the only one to have won the contest twice (1980, 1987).
In 2018 the country selected internally Ryan O’Shaughnessy to represent the country with his song Together, which finished 16th in the grand final.