Irish broadcaster RTÉ announced the participation of Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. They are looking for songs, preferably written by composers “with a proven track record of success in the music industry”.
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.
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.