IRELAND – The Irish national broadcaster is hoping that The Saturdays singer Una Healy will represent her nation at Eurovision. At a recent “think-in” at RTÉ, the singer topped the list of the broadcasters wish list and is viewed as the perfect entry to follow Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s success in Lisbon, Portugal. According to the Irish Mail’s source;
“Una would be a great choice for Ireland’s Eurovision entry … She has an amazing voice and has years of experience performing live in front of thousands of people so nerves wouldn’t be a problem for her”.
On April, Una Healy has said “never say never” to representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. While singer songwriter Ryan O’Shaughnessy will fly the flag for Ireland at this year’s competition in Lisbon, Una hinted she wouldn’t be opposed to entering the Eurovision in the future.
The 36-year-old Tipperary singer, who shot to fame a decade ago as part of girl band The Saturdays, is no stranger to the annual song contest. Una told the Irish Mirror: “I have a connection with the Eurovision. In 2006 I was backing singer for Brian Kennedy when he represented Ireland in Athens.
“So I’ve been there done that and ticked the bucket list. I’ve done Eurovision. It is such an amazing experience to be there. it is something out of this world and I still watch the Eurovision all the time so.
“I don’t know, maybe. I’m not going to say no because you never know.”
Una lives in Northampton in the UK with her rugby star husband Ben Foden and their two children, six-year-old Aoife Belle and three-year-old Tadhg. The family are based in the area because Foden plays for Northampton Saints, but Una admitted she wouldn’t rule out moving back to Ireland in the future.
“I’m over and back [to Ireland] so much. I wouldn’t allow myself to miss it too much because I wouldn’t be able to,” she said.
“I love coming back. A lot of people in the UK think I live in Ireland because they see me over here all the time.
Una Theresa Imogene Healy (born 10 October 1981) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television presenter. She rose to fame in 2008 as a member of the five-piece English-Irish girl group The Saturdays, who are signed to Fascination and Polydor Records.
In 2006, Healy represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, where she sang with Brian Kennedy on the song “Every Song Is a Cry for Love”; they placed tenth overall.
Healy then successfully auditioned for The Saturdays in 2007, after she had been struggling to find success in her native country. Once Healy had victoriously auditioned for the band, she began recording music and releasing a number of hits.