MAY 07: RYAN SEEKS EUROPE’S LOVE TO SURVIVE / VIDEO
Eurovision Queen, Ireland, is represented this year with Ryan Dolan and his song “Only Love Survives”. The Irish entry is performed on stage and let’s have a look how the first rehearsal of Ryan went.
WHAT WE LIKED
Half naked men with tatoos and drums accompany Ryan on stage along with two female backing vocalists. Too sexy presentation but not inspiring. Traditinal and abstract shapes are depicted behind the singer and it seems that the stage is quite dark for such a lovely and powerful song.
WHAT WE DISLIKED
The problem with this song is not the performance but the fact that wehn it ends you only remember the visual presentation and not the song. Would that be enough for Ireland to qualify in the final? Unfortunately not.
INFORMATION ABOUT IRELAND
Ryan Dolan is a young singer-songwriter from Strabane in Co. Tyrone. He has played support to many acts over the years including Tinchy Stryder, Jedward and many more. Dolan has been described as one of the most exciting homegrown musical talents to be discovered in Ireland in recent years. His YouTube channel has received over 800,000 hits. Dolan said, “I am thrilled to have been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. I’d like to thank my family, friends and my mentor Stuart for all their support over the last few months. It’s such an honour to have been chosen to represent Ireland at Eurovision. I can’t wait to perform in Malmő in May.”
PHOTO: DENNIS STACHEL / EUROVISION.TV