IRELAND 2014: KASEY TO COPENHAGEN
DUBLIN, IRELAND – Tonight we got to know the 14th entry for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest! Heartbeat will represent the country in Eurovision 2014. You can follow Kasey Smith on Facebook here.
114 pts – Heartbeat – Juries (12+8+12+12+10=54) + Televote (60)
102 pts – The Movie Song – Juries (10+10+10+10+12=52) + Televote (50)
084 pts – You Don’t Remember Me – Juries (8+12+8+8+8=44) + Televote (40)
056 pts – Don’t Hold On – Juries (4+6+6+6+4=26) + Televote (30)
034 pts – Be Mine – Juries (6+4+4+4+6=14) + Televote (20)
INFORMATION ABOUT CAN-LINN
Can-linn is a collaborative music act featuring traditional Irish instruments such as the bodhrán and fiddle, complimented by the urban-styled vocals of Kasey Smith, who rose to fame with the BT Music Award nominated girlband Wonderland in 2010 under the tutelage of Louis Walsh and Kian Egan.
Heartbeat was co-written by an experienced team of Irish and Swedish songwriters: Hazel Kaneswaran an Irish singer/songwriter who sang for Dove in 1996 and has since presented numerous TV shows and performed around the country; Jonas Gladnikoff, who wrote two successful Irish Eurovision entries including It’s For You by Niamh Kavanagh in 2010; Rasmus Palmgren, writer of the current Swedish Idol winning song; and Patrizia Helander, Swedish Idol 2007 finalist and experimental artist.
Hazel believes that Can-linn’s entry Heartbeat is a passionate song that reflects Ireland’s will to rise again as a nation and shows why we are recognised globally as makers of fine music.
She said: ‘Being a mentor in Eurosong has been a joy. I chose a great pop song with a Celtic twist as I love traditional Irish music. The name ‘Can-linn’ is derived from the Irish ‘to sing together’. I think that’s appropriate as we want to work together and bring the Eurovision home!’