THESUN.IE REPORTS / IRELAND – RTE bosses are plotting to send twin sisters’ band Heathers to represent Ireland at the Eurovision. The Irish Sun on Sunday has learned station chiefs want Louise and Ellie MacNamara to sing in Lisbon this year.
However, they’ve yet to say yes, as the talented duo are working in different countries this year and collaborating on an upcoming album.
RTE insiders say the sisters — hailed as Ireland’s answer to Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit — are accomplished writers and performers and the dream act to represent Ireland.
Asked if they’d consider the Eurovision gig, Louise told the Irish Sun on Sunday: “Maybe. I’m not going to say yes or no. Possibly — but for me we’re focusing on a new record.”
With two acclaimed albums under their belt, Heathers say they wouldn’t be put off singing in Eurovision. Louise added: “I think the competition has changed over the last couple of years.
“There are a lot more credible acts going for Eurovision now. I don’t think it’s something to throw away or to not consider.”
While Ellie, 28, is based in New York, twin sister Louise is mixing music with her day job as a lecturer at the BIMM Institute in Dublin.
Eurovision rumours aside, Heathers continue to work on their next album. Louise said: “It’s not as if we can’t work together.