Hoping to make it an eighth win for Ireland, JyellowL is the third of six artists who will compete in the Eurosong national final which will take place on The Late Late Show on Friday 26th January.
Irish rapper JyellowL, real name Jean-Luc Uddoh, was born in Nigeria and moved to Dublin when he was 14 before moving to Co. Kildare. He attended University College Dublin where he studied for a Politics Degree. He has performed on the festival circuit and in 2018 he released the EP Me n Me Too and his debut album 2020 DI Vision in 2020. The album was nominated for the Choice Music Prize that year.
His music has also featured on the computer game FIFA 20 as well as on TV shows such as Normal People and he appeared on BBC Three’s Rap Trip. JyellowL is also an advocate for social justice and for an end to racism.
He is cognisant of the lack of representation in the Irish rap and hip hop scene and this drove him to set up his own label, JyellowL Records Ltd., to help others like him develop in the Irish music industry.
The song he is bringing to Eurosong is called Judas and features the additional beautiful vocals of Tosin Bankole. Through the lyrics JyellowL raps about issues and relationships he has experienced in his own life. The song is well produced and composed and JyellowL clearly knows the type of artist he wants to be and the Ireland he wants to represent.
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