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.
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”: