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Bambie Thug wins Eurosong 2024

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Bambie Thug has won Eurosong 2024 and will represent Ireland in Malmo in May 2024.

Even before the results were announced there many audience members were chanting “Bambie, Bambie, Bambie” and shouting “Send the Witch.”

RTE reports, “Speaking about the support on the night, Bambie said: “There were banners and everything! It was crazy. I definitely was having a bit of a dissociative moment, an out-of-body experience for the whole thing, to be honest.”

The Irish Times said of it, “Their song Doomsday Blue and its gothic staging, with its evocation of fairytale castles and goblins, was the overwhelming choice of two of the three juries – the domestic one, and the watching public – though it was not the pick of the international jury.”

You can watch Bambie’s performance below.

EuroSong Final

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**EMBARGOED UNTIL 6AM 26/01/2024** Repro Free: 25/01/2024 Host Patrick Kielty pictured at The Late Late Eurosong Press Event with Ireland’s six hopefuls (back L-R) AILSHA, Isabella Kearney, Erica-Cody, JyellowL & Toshín, Bambie Thug and (front) Next in Line who will battle it out tomorrow night in a bid to represent Ireland in Malmö, Sweden in May of this year at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. Picture Andres Poveda

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:

  1. Isabella Kearney – “Let Me Be the Fire”
  2. Bambie Thug – “Doomsday Blue”
  3. JyellowL ft. Toshín – “Judas”
  4. Alisha – “Go Tobann” (Suddenly)
  5. Next in Line – “Love Like Us”
  6. Erica-Cody – “Love Me Like I Do”

Eurosong Poll: Ailsha wins the Irish Eurovision Fan Club Poll

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The 2024 Eurosong Poll results are in and we’re delighted to announce that Ailsha has won with her song Go Tobann with 23.7% of the overall vote.

Not far behind her was Bambi Thug on 22.6%, followed Isabella Kearney on 16.9%, Erica-Cody on 16.7%, JyellowL on 10.8% and Next In Line on 9.4%

Our poll was different from others, in that when members cast their vote, they ranked the songs from 6 to 1, which means every finalist got a vote from each member.

Ireland’s Eurosong final is Friday the 26th of January on the Late Late Show and if you’re not in the audience, then consider coming along to our official viewing and after party.

We wish all the finalists the very best when they perform tomorrow.

 

The Irish Eurovision Fan Club are now official partners with The Outing Festival!

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I am pleased to announce an official team up with The Outing Festival.

What is the Outing?

The world’s only LGBTQ+ matchmaking festival is making a return this February to one magical Mid-West castle.

 

The Inn at Dromoland in county Clare has been confirmed as the host venue for the next five years of the world’s only LGTBQ+ matchmaking festival.

Now in its 11th year, The Outing is expected to attract more than 1,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight singles and couples from across Ireland and overseas to the venue this coming Valentine’s weekend from February 9 to 11.

 

The award-winning festival is a fusion of music, comedy, ceilí bands, queer arts, and the best of Irish and international performers, drag artists and DJs. This year’s event is being hosted by “The Queen of Matchmaking”, Eddie McGuinness, and Victoria’s Secret.

 

Eddie McGuinness, who is the Festival Director of The Outing, said: “We are delighted to have secured a lasting home for our festival and are excited about delivering an LGBTQ+ weekend like no other.

“People have travelled from all over the world to our festival in previous years to enjoy pop-up clubs, drag performances, comedy, live music, arts, literary and film festivals and interactive events,” he said.

“The Outing also acts as a celebration of the LGTBQ+ community, so whether you’re single or taken gay, trans, straight or bi, all are welcome to this fun weekend.”

 

Festival co-host, Victoria’s Secret said: “I am excited to escape to the West after what already feels like the longest January in record.

“Whether you’re coming to find love, mix and mingle with some new faces or just have a bop amongst like-minded people, there is something for everyone at The Outing. So, pop on something sparkly, shake off the January blues and come party with me.”

The Outing organisers have also confirmed they have submitted a bid to bring EuroPride to Limerick, Clare and the Mid-West Region in 2028, which would mark the first time that the pan-European international event has been held in Ireland.

 

Attracting over 100,000 people from all over the world annually, EuroPride is hosted by a different European city each year.

 

The Outing 2024 takes place at The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-On-Fergus, County Clare on February 9th to 11.

Why are we teaming up?

Since it’s inception The Outing has played host to multiple Eurovision artists and legends since it’s inception over 11 years ago. They have the resources to offer the club a concert venue and gathering space. As well as resources we can use throughout the year for various other venues and manpower and vice versa. Many of our members have already been going for years. Plus nearly everyone involved in running it is a massive Eurovision Fan! Makes sense really when you think about it.

What does it cost the club and me, a member?

There is no change to your membership, or how we operate. This is a mutually beneficial team-up. The Outing has hosted Eurovision acts for years, and now the club can help have a voice in how this works going forward!

 

As we grow and expand the club we do hope to team up and work with many other organisations, this is just the first of many to come, and I hope you join me in welcoming our newest and most colourful (and it takes a lot to outdo us!) partner organisation.

 

In previous years they have hosted all the Irish winners, like Linda and Johnny last year. There are tonnes of videos online on their Facebook page, I highly recommend giving them a follow over there

 

This year there will be a Eurovision themed party on the Friday and Saturday and maybe a surprise guest might appear?

Where do I find out more about The Outing?

You can visit their site here

2024 Eurosong Viewing and After Party

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Ireland’s Eurovision Fan Club aka OGAE Ireland are delighted to present our first ever Eursong Viewing and After Party at The Odeon, on Harcourt Street in Dublin.

So if you don’t have a ticket to the Late Late Eurosong Show be sure to join us at The Odeon from 7pm on Friday the 26th of January, with the Eurosong starting at 9.30pm.

Once the show is over, we will be joined be those who attended the Late Late, along with as many as the Finalists who can make it, where we will all dance the night away to Eurovision hits until 2.30am.

As numbers are limited, we’re asking all those attending to reserve a spot asap – CLICK HERE TO RESEvRE

Vote for your favourite Eurosong 2024 Finalist

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Now that all the 2024 Eurosong finalists have been released, Ireland’s Eurovision Fan Club have launched their official poll.  <– VOTE HERE

But before you cast your votes be sure to read our articles about each artist, where you’ll also be able to listen to their songs.

So who will get your top votes, will it be

Cast your votes now by clicking here.

Next In Line – Ireland 2024 Eurosong Finalist

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Hoping to make it an eighth win for Ireland, Next in Line are the sixth and final artists who will compete in the Eurosong national final which will take place on The Late Late Show on Friday 26th January.

Next In Line

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It wouldn’t be Eurosong without some involvement from Louis Walsh and this year his new boyband, Next In Line, are part of the Eurosong line up. This quintet was formed in 2022 through an audition process, with Louis hoping they will be the next One Direction. The band consists of Conor O’Farrell, Nueng Kelly, Harry O’Connell, Conor Davis, and Joshua Regala. While Louis has had success with several acts including Boyzone & Westlife, he hopes that Next In Line will have a sound that more resembles Harry Styles or The 1975.

The band made their Irish TV debut performance on The Late Late Show, and their international debut performance at the world final of Junk Kouture, the youth eco-fashion competition, in Abu Dhabi in 2022.

The song they hope will win Eurosong 2024 and take them to Malmö in May to represent Ireland at Eurovision is called Love Like Us. The song is a slick upbeat pop song, typical of something LouisWalsh would choose for the band. The song is catchy and could become an earworm among listeners and subsequently garner a lot of attention and possible votes.

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

Bambie Thug – Ireland 2024 Eurosong Finalist

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Hoping to make it an eighth win for Ireland, Bambie Thug is the fifth of six artists who will compete in the Eurosong national final which will take place on The Late Late Show on Friday 26th January.

Bambie Thug

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Bambie Thug is an exciting artist that will make you sit up and listen. Originally from Cork but based in London this singer-songwriter puts everything into their music, which they describe as “ouija-pop”, a mix of hyperpop, rock and metal. While their styling emanates a mystical and witchery vibe, their lyrics deal with a variety of topics including personal matters such as dysmorphia, sexuality and mental health.

They have released several singles and two EP’s, High Romancy in 2021 and Cathexis in 2023. Bambie Thug’s music acts as a form of therapy, and is a reminder to break free from social constraints and to practise self-love by feeding your mind and your soul.

Their song for Eurosong is called “Doomsday Blue”. The song gives the listener an idea of the type of artist Bambie Thug is. The song showcases their love of spells and using occult language through the speaking in tongues under the beat of the song. Like Bambie Thug the song’s music and lyrics give an air of both calm and chaos.

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

Isabella Kearney – Ireland 2024 Eurosong Finalist

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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

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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

JyellowL – Ireland 2024 Eurosong Finalist

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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.

JyellowL

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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