Ireland – Irish broadcaster RTE will tonight revealed its internal selection for Eurovision 2017 on the Late Late Show, and name former boyband Hometown singer Brendan Murray as its selection. Louis Walsh, Hometown’s manager, will then help a jury choose a song for Murray.
Brendan has been a member of the successful boy band “Hometown” since he was 17. Hometown’s first single “Where I Belong” became the fastest-selling single from a debut act and the fastest-selling single from an Irish artist in 2014, reaching number one in the Irish charts.
Check out Brendan’s Facebook page here and follow him on Twitter @brendan_m96
Walsh was involved with previous Irish Eurovision winners and contestants Johnny Logan, Linda Martin and Jedward so has a history of involvement in Eurovision.
RTÉ is now inviting interested parties to submit a song for consideration by Louis Walsh in conjunction with a judging panel to be selected by RTÉ. Louis Walsh and the judging panel will consider all songs but will not limit themselves to considering songs solely submitted through this process.
Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration. Compositions submitted for consideration (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed including online video platforms or social networks, in full or in part, before the 1st September 2016.
The closing date for entries will be at 5pm on Monday, the 16th of January, 2017. Entries should be submitted to Eurovision Song Contest 2017, RTÉ Entertainment, Donnybrook, Dublin 4