The official Eurovision Song Contest reports a heart-warming news!
The Irish-born New York resident Lesley Roy will get a second opportunity to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2021.
Lesley has originally been selected to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2020. She was internally selected by the Irish broadcaster RTÉ with the song “Story of My Life“
For Eurovision 2021, Lesley has been working on potential songs for 3 months with various musician, song writers and composers around the world, as we’ve reported before.
The chosen song for Eurovision 2021 will be revealed in 2021. However we can already tell that the song was written and produced by Lesley, along with Eurovision producer Lukas Hallgren (Who also produced “She got me”, Switzerland at Eurovision 2019),
Philip Strand (producer/songwriter), Normandie, Deepend and Emelie Eriksson, Stockholm based songwriter at Baggpipe Studios.
You can read Lesley‘s comment:
“It was a real shame we didn’t get to showcase Story of My Life on the Eurovision stage, but had the show not been cancelled this new song would never have emerged. I’ve been working on new material 24/7 and this song was clearly the strongest out of all of the demos. I believe that it is even bigger than Story of My Life, and will reach an even wider audience. I am just so excited to finally get my shot on the Eurovision stage after months and months of work and can’t wait to reveal more information about our song in the New Year.”
Michael Kealy, Head of the Ireland Delegation for Eurovision 2021, said:
“We were all very excited about bringing Lesley and Story of My Life to Rotterdam this year so it was a real shame that it wasn’t to be. However, Lesley’s new song is every bit as catchy as the last one and I can’t wait for her to perform it in Rotterdam next May to the biggest live music audience on the planet”
Ireland will compete in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021.
Will Lesley qualify for the final? Will Ireland success to end in Top 10 or even achieve their 8th winning? Only time will tell
Stay tuned for all the news about Eurovision 2021. You can find all the relevant information at our Eurovision 2021 homepage: