Interesting report comes from Ireland. Eurovision Ireland website reported that X-Factor contestant Melanie McCabe is out of the race for the Irish national final this year as she wanted to focus on her national exams.
Mentor Mairead Farrell is now seeking another option through “invite only” auditions. There are strong rumors that that Zoe Alexis Bohorquez and Aimee are also in the line up for Malmoe but there is still no RTE confirmation. Announcement is set for February 7th.