Ireland: RTÉ returns to national final for Eurovision 2022
The national broadcaster of Ireland, RTE, announced last night during the Late Late Show that it will go to a national final in order to determine the representative and the participation in Eurovision 2022.
Τhe Irish broadcaster, RTE has publised the rules and terms of the national selection, openly inviting composers and songwriters interested in representing Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy to submit their songs no later than October 22, 2021. Proposals should be sent via the online form on www.rte.ie/eurovision.
Entries will be considered by a team of music and industry professionals and Eurovision fans. Selected artists can be invited to audition at RTÉ Studios in Dublin. The finalists will be invited to appear live on television in early 2022 on a “Eurovision Late Late Show Special” during which the winner will be selected to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2022 with the audience having a say in the final. result.
Ireland in Eurovision
Ireland has been taking part in the Eurovision Song contest since 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).
This year represented by Lesley Roy who sang “Maps” but failed to qualify for the final, finishing 16th in the first semi-final with 20 points.
News Source: RTE
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