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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 23:00

Ireland: RTÉ Publishes Full Details

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The Eurovision Song Contest is an event full of history and prestige and the most successful country according to the amount of victories is surely Ireland having topped the leader board a staggering seven (7) times since the inception of the music competition. The very first of the wins came back in 1970 thanks to Dana but these were followed by successes in 1980 and 1987 due to the Johnny Logan's talent and then in a three year spell from 1992 till 1994 at the hands of Linda Martin, Niamh Kavanagh and Charlie McGettigan in a duet with Paul Harrington. The final victory came in 1996 thanks to Eimear Quinn and her song 'The Voice'. It will be interesting to see whether Ireland came find their former form.

There has been a lot of speculation about the way that the Irish are organizing their national selectio and the inclusion of the 2011 representatives; Jedward surely does not help proceedings. They were internally chosen by mentor Linda Martin who seeks to win the competition and the fact remains that they are now officially the one to beat and considering that the tele-voting and the jury have an equal weighing will definitely not help things. The Irish broadcaster being, RTÉ, have revealed the official information about the acts this evening as the songs are going public tomorrow through The Mooney Show as hosted by Derek Mooney from 16:00 CET through RTÉ Radio.

Running Order

Celtic Whisper with Maria McCool (mentored by Edele Barrett) - Mistaken (Edele Barrett)

Donna McCaul (mentored by Bill Hughes) - Mercy (M Eriksson, Peter Mansson, L Eriksson, Bill Hughes)

Andrew Mann (mentored by Greg French) - Here I am (Greg French)

Úna Gilbey & David Shannon (mentored by Julian Benson) - Language of love (Eanan Patterson, J Benson)

Jedward (mentored by Linda Martin) - Waterline (Nick Jarl)

Source: RTÉ

Last modified on Thursday, 09 February 2012 15:43