Ireland sends Lesley Roy to Rotterdam

Ireland's Eurovision 2020 representative Lesley Roy — Photo: Luca Truffarelli

Ireland has announced their artist and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 this Thursday. And they have chosen an established name, as it is Lesley Roy who will fly the Irish flag with the song ‘Story of my life’ in Rotterdam.

Ireland finally made it to the final again in 2018, but failed to qualify in 2019 again. Therefore broadcaster RTÉ wanted to make sure they finally take a shot at their 8th victory in 2020, by sending a big name to the contest.

About Lesley Roy

This year, RTÉ invited established songwriters and artists to submit songs from which they, in conjunction with 2FM, made a shortlist and chose their 2020 entry. The winner was Story Of My Life, an uplifting pop number by Lesley Roy.

Lesley is a singer-songwriter from Balbriggan, Dublin, who splits her time between her home in the East Village in New York City and Ireland. Lesley released her debut album, Unbeautiful, in 2008 on Jive/Sony Records, which was executive produced by Max Martin. As a songwriter, Lesley’s career has been prolific, lending her talents to numbers performed by artists including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, Marlee Scott and Deorro. A lifelong fan of Eurovision, Lesley said that getting to represent Ireland in 2020 with a song she worked extremely hard on has meant that one of her lifetime ambitions has been fulfilled.