Ireland: RTÉ calls for songs and performers for Eurovision 2018

RTÉ has launched a call for songs and performers to find the right choice to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The Irish broadcaster has stated they are working hard to improve their previous results achieved in the competition by reviewing their selection process.

RTÉ would now like to invite accomplished songwriters and performers, preferably with a proven track record of success in the music industry to submit a song to be considered to represent Ireland in the competition which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal next May” stated the broadcaster.

All interested singers and composers can send their applications from today until the 6th of November at 18.00 CET. A professional jury panel appointed by RTÉ will consider all songs received, which must follow the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest.

It’s interesting to highlight that the broadcaster will have the right to approach established acts and composers as well as to match any song with a different artist from the one submitted with the entry. Moreover, RTÉ reserves the right to arrange or produce the song selected for the Eurovision Song Contest.

All submissions must be sent to in MP3 format (192kbps) file or through Soundcloud link. You can find the official release with further details here.

Ireland has been absent from the Eurovision Grand Final for the last four years. Last year the young singer Brendan Murray represented his country in Kyiv with the song “Dying to Try”:

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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