Saturday 19 October 2019

Want to be the next Johnny or Jedward? Entries for Eurosong 2015 close tomorrow

Jedward are in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Baku, Azerbaijan
Jedward are in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Baku, Azerbaijan
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

BUDDING song writers have just over 24 hours to submit their entry for Eurosong 2015.

RTE put out the call for songs earlier this month, and there are just a few precious hours left to add in those extra hooks and fine tune the wind machines.

The state broadcaster announced earlier this month it was reverting back to the traditional Eurosong format after several years of the mentor system.

Already there are several contenders, drawing from some of the biggest names in Irish pop music.

Former X Factor contestant Mary Byrne has confirmed she will be among the names, singing a song composed by Eurosong veteran Karl Broderick.

Broderick composed Donna and Joe's 2005 entry 'Love?' and last year's second placed Eurosong entry 'The Movie Song' for Eoghan Quigg.

Leanne Moore
Leanne Moore

Also expected to be in the shakeup is former 'You're a Star' winner Leanne Moore, with new girlband Lir.

Leanne is no stranger to the Eurovision stage either - she has competed in Eurosong as well as performing backing vocals three years in a row at the Eurovision itself.

Ryan Dolan of performing in Malmo at Eurovision last May.
Ryan Dolan of performing in Malmo at Eurovision last May.

She lent her expertise to Jedward on both occasions as well as Ryan Dolan in 2013.

Tyrone native Dolan hasn't ruled out having another bash at the competition following a disappointing result last year.

He recently wrote on his Facebook page: "Hey guys, a lot of people are asking if i would sing at Eurovision again in 2015 ... i would love to!! If I got the right song, you'd never know! xx"

Lucan twins Jedward have also said they would like to make it third time lucky.

Following a top ten finish in 2011, they landed at the bottom of the scoreboard a year later.

RTE has reminded entrants that the song can be no longer than three minutes long, must be an original composition and the singer and songwriters must be available for all necessary promotional and travel obligations.

The full rules can be found on the RTE website by clicking here.

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