This week’s Late Late Eurosong Special to determine this year’s Irish entry in May
Ireland’s chances of victory at Eurovision 2024 will take centre stage this Friday night in a very special Late Late Show Eurosong, where Ireland’s six hopefuls will battle it out to represent Ireland in Malmö, Sweden in May of this year at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.
Viewers at home will have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favourite song and help to decide who will represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The winner of Friday night’s Eurosong will then perform at the Eurovision Song Contest, in front of an audience of over 160 million people worldwide.
The winner will be chosen by a combination of National Jury, International Jury, and Public Vote.
The Eurosong competing acts are Erica-Cody (Love Me Like I Do), AILSHA (Go Tobann), JyellowL (AKA Jean-Luc Uddoh) (Judas), Isabella Kearney (Let Me Be The Fire) Bambie Thug (Doomsday Blue) and Next in Line (Love Like Us) who are all hoping to impress viewers and jurors alike with their offerings and make it onto the stage in Malmö, Sweden in May of this year. Each artist will perform their song, which were selected from hundreds of entries received by RTÉ following a callout for submissions last year.
The Late Late Eurosong Special, RTÉ One and RTÉ Player, Friday, January 26th at 9
Host of The Late Late Show Eurosong Special, Patrick Kielty said:
“I am really looking forward to hosting my first Late Late Eurosong party this Friday.
Like so many people, I’m part of the generation who cheered on Ireland when we became the high kings and queens of Eurovision. It would be amazing to think that one of our six acts this year might be able to go to Sweden and bring back the glory days. Here’s to us picking a Eurovision winner on Friday night!”
Last autumn, RTÉ issued a callout on The Late Late Show for artists and songwriters with the talent and ambition to compete and succeed in this highly competitive environment. The final six songs will be performed live on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player on Friday evening.
The 68th Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will be held in Malmö Arena after Loreen scooped the coveted title for a second time with her entry Tattoo for Sweden in 2023. Two semi-finals will take place on Tuesday May 7th and Thursday 9th followed by the Grand Final on Saturday May 11th 2024.
The chosen Eurosong winner on Friday night will go on to represent Ireland at the competition in Malmö in May.
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The running order is as follows:
- Isabella Kearney – “Let Me Be the Fire”
- Bambie Thug – “Doomsday Blue”
- JyellowL ft. Toshín – “Judas”
- Alisha – “Go Tobann” (Suddenly)
- Next in Line – “Love Like Us”
- Erica-Cody – “Love Me Like I Do”