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”.
Last month RTÉ organised a Eurovision Forum. In this forum, music experts and Irish Eurovision fans gathered to discuss the future of Ireland in the contest. The outcome was that the Irish entry should be (at least partly) chosen by the public again. This marks a change from last year, when Louis Walsh was in charge of the search for the Irish act.
Deadline: November 6th
Ireland will now have a panel of experts reviewing all songs. Songs can be submitted until Monday the 6th of November 2017. Should there not be any suitable Eurovision material in there, they will still search internally for another artist and song for Lisbon.