RTÉ, the Irish broadcaster responsible for the participation of the country at the Eurovision Song Contest has proudly renewed interest in the event following consecutive disappointing results by virtue of picking up a number of selected individuals, coined them as mentors and give them the opportunity to present their own act and entry with a public and regional jury vote representing the final result seeing to the selection of Jedward on both occasions, in 2011 with Lipstick which finished in eighth place in Dusseldorf. Germany and then in 2012 with with Waterline which despite qualification, could only managed twentieth in Baku, Azerbaijan. We have been in contact with several of our main sources about the upcoming selection process in Ireland and it seems that the line-up will be predominantly female, with the possibility of only one male, although the negotiations are still underway for about two mentors.
Zoe Bohorquez is the first name which is seemingly confirmed and it seems that her mentor will be none other than Niall Mooney who is known in the Eurovision Song Contest for having co-written the tracks; Et Cetera in 2009 and It’s for You in 2010. In the meantime, it is worth noting that his material has been competing all around the continent including in Malta where his track Topsy Turvy performed by Janvil managed to finish in the tenth place during the 2011 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime, according to a number of insiders, escflashmalta.com can exclusively confirm that Melanie McCabe who has achieved notoriety through the British version of the X Factor is a sure thing and thus confirmed to be competing in the Late Late Eurosong 2013 special which will see someone head to the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ireland.
The other acts which are apparently in negotiations but gearing up to take up their role as contestants are Leanne Moore who is fourth favourite according to the recent betting odds and Rebecca Creighton who was also on the X Factor, having reached the live stages as part of a girlband leaving in the first couple of weeks. The latter is also seemingly confirmed but we have not received a complete green light on her participation. Thus it leaves, one spot to a male and our bet seems to be between Shane Filan, Damian McGinty or AJ Lewis who have three completely different types of vocals. escflashmalta.com is closely following the Irish selection this time round and will be ready to bring you all the latest coverage so make sure to stay tuned for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available or rather, as soon as it is unveiled exclusively.