IRELAND 2014: FIVE ARTISTS & SONGS OUT
DUBLIN, IRELAND – RTÉ has announced that Patricia Roe, Eoghan Quigg, Can-linn, Andrew Mann and Laura O’Neill will compete on this month’s Eurosong to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Eurosong 2014 takes place on The Late Late Show on Friday February 28, when the five acts will perform in the above order.
Patricia Roe – ‘Don’t hold on’ (Mentor: Valerie Roe)
Eoghan Quigg – ‘The movie song’ (Mentor: ark Murphy)
Can-linn & Kasey Smith – ‘Heartbeat’ (Mentor: Hazel Kaneswaran)
Andrew Mann – ‘Be mine’ (Mentor: Cormac Battle)
Laura O’Neill – ‘You don’t remember me’ (Mentor: Billy McGuinness)
Roe, mentored by sister Valerie, will sing her self-penned song Don’t Hold On. Quigg, mentored by Mark Murphy, will sing The Movie Song, which was written by Karl Broderick. Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith, mentored by Hazel Kaneswaran, will sing Heartbeat, which Kaneswaran composed along with Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren and Patrizia Helander. Mann, mentored by Cormac Battle, will sing Battle’s Be Mine. O’Neill, mentored by Billy McGuinness, will sing You Don’t Remember Me, which was composed by Don Mescall and Lucie Silvas.
As was the case in previous years, Ireland’s Eurovision entry will be selected by a combination of public and regional jury vote.