RTÉ has announced it is inviting songwriters and performers, who have a proven track record of success in the music industry, to submit a song to be considered to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest next May. With that announcement, they confirm that they use the same strategy as last year.
Executive Producer and Head of Irish Delegation Michael Kealy said: “We were really proud of the Irish performance in Lisbon this year. Months of work went into planning our Eurovision act, bringing together the various audio and visual elements, from song arrangement to choreography to lighting design. Together placed 16th in the final which is the best result since Jedward came in eighth place in Dusseldorf with Lipstick in 2011.”
Kealy added: “For the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 we want to produce a world-class act that will do Ireland proud on stage in Tel Aviv and in front of a worldwide audience of nearly 200 million people. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday the 23rd of November 2018.