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Kiev 2017: Norwegian juror replaced after negative Ireland comments

Norway has replaced one of this year’s jurors. Per Sundnes gave negative comments on public television in regards to Ireland entry in this year’s contest.

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Ireland: Brendan’s song is called ‘Dying to try’

The Irish entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev is ‘Dying To Try’. The song by Brendan Murray was revealed this Friday on RTE 2FM.

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Ireland’s mentor: “Everyone takes Eurovision seriously except us”

Louis Walsh, the manager behind Brendan Murray, has made strong statements about Ireland’s recent past at Eurovision. Walsh would like former Irish winner Johnny Logan on board to help them qualify this year. 

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Ireland: “Brendan has a stunning, unique vocal range”

Brandan Murray will be singing a love song, in the style of Sam Smith at the Eurovision Song Contest. ESCDaily’s Brandon McCann, who is covering Ireland for this website, is “cautiously optimistic” about these plans.

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Ireland: Brendan Murray “looking for Sam Smith type of song”

Last Friday night, RTE anounced Brendan Murray as the singer that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. One day later, he already spoke about what we can expect from him.

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Ireland: Brendan Murray internally selected for Kiev

Ireland have internally selected Brendan Murray as the Irish participant for Kiev next year. RTE, the Irish broadcaster collaborated with UK X Factor judge Louis Walsh to choose the Irish participant.

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Zena from Ireland: ‘Originally I did not want to be first’

“You know something, originally, I was hoping to be as last as I could,” says Zena Donnelly from Ireland, who was drawn to be the opening act of Sunday’s final. “I had this notion that being last would be easier. But now I’m so delighted that I am first.”

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Junior Eurovision: Ireland chooses Zena Donnelly for Malta

Zena Donnelly has been selected to represent Ireland at the 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Valletta with her self-composed entry, sung in Irish – “Bríce Ar Bhríce”.

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Aftermath 2016 (6): Dark future for Ireland at Eurovision

In this series of articles we are not only looking at the stories of succes at Eurovision 2016. We also focus on the disappointments. In today’s episode, we write about the reactions after Nikcy Byrne’s failure to reach the final for Ireland.

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Ireland: Watch the first live performance of ‘Sunlight’

Nicky Byrne has performed his Eurovision song ‘Sunlight’ for the first time on live television. The Irish representative in Stockholm did this during The Ray D’Arcy Show on Saturday.

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