Hoping to make it an eighth win for Ireland, Isabella Kearney is the fourth of six artists who will compete in the Eurosong national final which will take place on The Late Late Show on Friday 26th January.
Isabella Kearney grew up in Sydney, Australia to Irish parents, and for as long as she can remember music has been her life. She has been performing since she was 16 and in 2015, she completed a Degree in Music and Performance in Australia. As a singer she has performed at festivals in Australia and she also performs across the world as part of the onboard entertainment on P&O cruise lines. She has also worked as a session singer on The Voice Australia.
In 2018 she signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing and has written songs for such Eurovision alumni as Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian as well as many other artists. In 2020 she co-wrote the song Conditions which made the final of the NBC US TV show Songland.
The song Isabella is bringing to Eurosong is called Let Me Be The Fire. It’s a catchy pop song which wouldn’t look out of place on the Swedish national competition, Melodifestivalen. It has that sound that makes it feel like it could have been created and produced in Sweden, something which will appeal to many Eurovision fans.
Much thanks to Seamus, and his co-host Adrian, of the Eurovision podcast: I’m Sorry Zero Points for writing this article for OGAE Ireland. Please follow them on Instagram: @sorryzeropointspodcast and Twitter: @sorryzeropoints