Ireland will select an artist and a song for Eurovision 2023 via the national selection “Ireland Eurosong 2023″.
The national selection show will be part of the The Late Late Show
RTE opened the submission window on the 30th of September 2022, and closed it at the end of October 2022
According to an interview made on the Irish podcast Éirevision, with the Irish head of delegation Michael Kealy, we can learn new details about the national selection:
- The suggested date for “Ireland Eurosong 2023” is Friday the 3rd of February 2023.
- Around 300 songs were sbunitted for the selection.
- Last year, the results were determined by a combination of public votes, the national jury and international jury. However, in “Ireland Eurosong 2023” the studio jury won’t be part of the results.
Michael Kealy commented:
I think the people in the studio should be able to say something more than an innocuous comment. I think they should show their colors to the mast. It’s more interesting than them saying everything’s great
Currently, the following artists have shown interest in competing in the national selection:
- Una Healy
- Wild Youth
- Emer O’Neill
Brooke represented Ireland at Eurovision 2022 with the song ”That’s Rich”.She came in 15th place in the second semi-final with 47 points.