Irish broadcaster RTE has confirmed that Lesley Roy will represent the country in Eurovision 2020 with the song ‘ Story of my life‘. The announcement has been confirmed by the official Eurovision website at 8 am and approximately one hour later the song has been released in an Irish radio show.
‘Story Of My Life’ is an uptempo song co-produced by Lesley Roy with Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt and Tom Shapiro. The video clip has been directed by Kate Dolan. You can listen to the song below:
Lesley Roy is a singer from Balbriggan, Dublin who currently resides in both Ireland and New York. She rose to fame after publishing her first album ‘Unbeautiful,’ in 2008 and since then she has been growing as an artist gaining more popularity in her native country. During her career she has worked with artists of great international impact such as Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Marlee Scott or Deorro.
Ireland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and has since participated 53 times. It has the best record of all participating countries since it only took six editions to get its first victory with Dana and the song ‘All kinds of everything‘. Following that moment, They have won the contest six more times, being the only country that has won three times with the same artist (Johnny Logan) and the only capable of winning the contest in three consecutive editions (1992-1993- 1994). The decade of the nineties was glorious for the country given that in 1996 it achieved a new victory and two additional second places.
Since the appearance of semifinals in the contest, luck has changed a lot for the country as it has been eliminated in the semifinals phase up to 8 occasions, 5 of them in the last decade. They have also had two last positions in the grand final (2007 and 2013).
Last year Ireland was represented by Sarah McTernan and the song ’22’ with which she ended last in the semifinal with just 16 points. Will the country get back to the final and get a good result in it?