Sarah McTernan sings ’22’ for Ireland

Sarah McTernan Photo: RTÉ

RTÉ has revealed that Sarah McTernan, who came third in The Voice of Ireland in 2015, will represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The Irish song is called ’22’.

The track was written by Janieck, Marcia Sondeijker and Roulsen.

Sarah McTernan will sing “22” for Ireland in Eurovision 2019:

Speaking in RTÉ’s official press release, an excited McTernan described it as an “early birthday present”: “My 25th birthday is next Monday and if you’d told me last year that I’d be chosen to represent my country at Eurovision, performing the song for the first time on Dancing with the Stars this Sunday, and then flying to Tel Aviv on my birthday to record a postcard, I would have told you – you were crazy! My Mom, Nana, family and friends are super excited for me – they’re shocked and very proud. I can’t wait to teach my biggest fan – my 2 ½ year-old daughter Mia – all the lyrics to “22”.