Ireland at Eurovision Song Contest 2020

RTÉ 2FM’s Louise McSharry had chance to talk with the Ireland’s Creative Director of Eurovision Song Contest, Philly McMahon on February 2nd about Ireland’s entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2020. He called to chosen song as “an almighty bop”.

Being very careful about keeping under his hat, he continued “it is takin’ all of me, I can’t even allude to anything else. What I kind of thought when hearing the song is that 10 years’ time we will be still dancin’ to this song.”

 

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ON PAR WITH EUPHORIA

Ireland’s Creative Director of Eurovision Song Contest, Philly McMahon , promised a Eurovision entry on par with the Eurovision 2012 winner, Euphoria by Loreen. When the question was pushed by McSharry on the show – he answered affirmatively.

“I think we’re up there! I think this is a new direction for Ireland. We haven’t heard this style of song and the act is just bloody cool”.

 

When the entry was asked to be clarified further, McMahon remains tight-lipped.

“It all starts with the song. Whatever about a show or production, it has to start with the song. I’ve been chatting with RTÉ for a long time about this. And they came to be and they played this song and I thought ‘actually, yes. I can really, really get on board with this. I can really do something with this’. So, I’m very excited about the artist. No, I wasn’t involved in picking the song”.

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May. It will consist of two semi-finals on 12 and 14 May, and the final on 16 May 2020.

 

You can listen to the full interview here.

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A Turkish-based journalist who is currently completing the master on Journalism and Media Communications at Griffith College. International Press member of European Broadcasting Union focusing on the Eurovision Song Contest.