Yesterday, the Irish national selection, Eurosong 2013, took place in RTÉ studios in Donybrook, Dublin and we found out that Ryan
Dolan will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden with his dance track “Only Love Survives“! Comhgairdeachas Ryan!
As with previous years, the national selection was broadcast on a special edition of the chat show “The Late Late Show”, and five mentors were employed to find the best song and mentor the acts with the hope of winning Eurosong and going to Eurovision. Below was the running order of last night:
- Inchequin – Son Kez/The Last Time
- Aimée – Crashing Down
- Zoe Alexis – Fire
- Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives
- Kasey – Kiss Me There
1994 co-winner Paul Harrington played the piano during Aimée’s performance and Ireland’s 2005 representative Donna McCaul was providing backing vocals for Zoe’s performance. Lordi, the winners of the Contest in 2006, also dropped in to perform their winning song “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Then, we took a break from Eurovision as host Ryan Tubirdy chatted with Hollywood star Danny DeVito. Then, it was time to get down to business. Around the country, five juries were casting their votes along with the Irish public themselves and after these five juries had cast their vote, Aimée was in the lead, with Ryan only two points behind her. Then, the Irish public’s votes were in. Ryan got the most amount of points and was declared the winner of Eurosong 2013 and will represent Ireland in Eurovision. Below is the music video for “Only Love Survives”.