Ireland: Lesley Roy releases her entry for Eurovision 2021 titled”Maps”
The Irish Eurovision 2021 hopeful, Lesley Roy, has unveiled the song she will be singing in Rotterdam, titled “Maps” .
The Irish ESC 2021 representative released this morning her entry ,“Maps” during the 2FM Breakfast show with Doireann and Eoghan on RTÉ 2fm. In addtion, Lesley also performed “Maps” live for the first time on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.
The Irish song has been penned and produced by Lesley herself , along with producer Lukas Hallgren (who was behind the Swiss 2019 entry “She Got Me” ), PhilipStrand (producer/songwriter), Normandie, Deepend and Emelie Eriksson (songwriter from Stockholm). The official music video, which was filmed in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland.
Listen below the Irish entry for Eurovision 2021:
The Eurovision Story so far
Talking about Ireland in Eurovisin means talking about several records the coutnry hold up to date. The nation debuted in the contest in 1965 and has won the competition 7 times, making it the most victorious country in the competition. (1970, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996).It is the only country that has won the contest three consecutive years (1992, 1993, 1994) while Dublin is the only city to have hosted the contest two successive years. (1994,1995).
The 90’s was the golden decade for the country achieving a row of 4 victories in a 5 years period (1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997) and Dublin became host city three times. In addition , 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. In 2019 internally selected Sarah McTernan represented the country with her entry “22” which failed to qualify to the grand final.
Last year Lesley Roy was set to represent the Irish nation with her entry ‘Story of my life’