Former X Factor contestant Mary Byrne is looking to represent Ireland at the Eurovision next year.
Karl Broderick is hoping that the tune he will pen, performed by Mary, will be selected.
Mary (54), from Ballyfermot, said that she jumped at the opportunity.
"Eurovision is one of my guilty pleasures," Mary told the Herald. "It's an honour to have been put forward."
RTE have decided to change the format of how Ireland's Eurovision entry is chosen. Previously five experts were allowed to pick an act which were put to a public vote.
Instead the public can submit any entry, all of which will be shortlisted by an initial RTE-picked judging panel. Songwriters have until the end of the month to enter any song.
"It will be transparent and we will enter like everyone else," Karl said.
When it comes to Saturday night TV, the decision whether to watch the BBC's dance competition Strictly Come Dancing or ITV's singing competition X Factor live is one of the most difficult of the week.
This weekend The X Factor Boot Camp hit new, cruel lows as contestants were not only pitted against each other but subjected to screams of support or abuse, sometimes both, within minutes of each other, from the ‘fifth judge’, the raucous, and vicious, audience of 5,000.
Irish X Factor contestant Janet Grogan has revealed she was "devastated" to be ousted from her seat on last night's show but is "delighted" that Simon has since tweeted that losing Janet was a "mistake".