The Irish national final will be held tonight and our team has listened to the songs competing at The Late Late Show: Eurosong 2013, and we’re now ready to review them. You can vote for the songs here.
Inchequin – Son Kez / The Last Time: this is the most original entry of tonight’s show. It’s all about a mix between rock and celtic sounds, but they appear as a surprise, when the song is advancing more and more. Quite interesting entry, with a that characteristic music splash. Turkey could be represented at Eurovision if this is winning tonight, as part of the lyrics and the band are Turkish. (7/10)
Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives: not the typical pop/dance-electro song sung by a male singer, right? :D Well, just kidding… this song is different from many others from Melodifestivalen or KDAM in his style, i think, the song has a positive message about what love is and it’s the only thing that still remains at the end. One thing is clear: the intro still reminds me of Popular by Eric Saade (Sweden 2011). Why not this at Eurovision? Ireland could work right with him in Malmö, they’ve never sent something like this, haven’t they? (8/10)
Aimee Fitzpatrick – Crashing Down: first of all, i have to say, this is one of the most beautiful ballads, i’ve listened to, this ESC season. On the hand, something is missing here…the song still reminds me of the typical beautiful and classic ballad, who could do well at Eurovision, reaching the final, but probably not getting a high place…anyway, the song is still nice, but with some arrangements, this could be solved. (7/10)
Zoe Alexis – Fire: the potential winner of tonight’s national final together with Ryan. Zoe has a very cool stage presence and semblance, which could help her to win, as well as a good voice. She makes the people stand up with her catchy refrain, EEH EEH EEH IEEH EEEH IEEEH! This is the nigOH NO WAY, let’s go on (Did Kurt Calleja help Niall Mooney Willie Weeks and Lauren White to compose the song?) Really, this is actually my favourite entry, even the song has lots of typical pop/dance sounds, but I hope she can reach Sweden in May. Something different what Ireland has usually sent to the contest. (8/10)
Kasey – Kiss Me There: this song is for me, which has the least chances tonight. Well, I know, this a disco song but, it has some elements, which I find rare. This does not sound good for me, or not as good as I expected when I was listening to the beggining of the song, at the premiere, on RTE Radio. Not original, repetitive…but I’m going to anticipate nothing, so this kind of contests are usually unpredictable. (5/10)