The Irish national broadcaster, RTE, is expected to soon reveal the five acts that will battle it out for a ticket to Malmo in 2013. The five singers will be mentored by Mairéad Farrell, Shay Healy, Mark McCabe, Niall Mooney and Stuart O’Connor, all of which are involved in the music and entertainment industry.

While it is still unknown who will take part in the Irish national selection, big names have been tipped including several past Eurovision representatives as well as members of the former Irish boy band Westlife and former X Factor contestants. The Irish national final takes place on February 22 as part of the “Late Late Show”.

BOOKIES PREDICTIONS
04/1 Shane Filan
05/1 Leanne Moore
06/1 Damian McGinty
06/1 Rebecca Creighton
08/1 Melanie McCabe
09/1 Sharon Condon
10/1 Nikki Kavanagh