Earlier today, the Irish broadcaster RTÉ confirmed the country will participate in Eurovision 2024 in Sweden.
The submission window for Eurovision 2024 opened today, with the deadline of 6 pm on Friday 29th of September 2023.
Currently, it has been revealed that the country will choose an artist and a song through a national selection.
Irish Selection for Eurovision 2024
- Accomplished songwriters with a proven track record of success in the music industry are welcome to submit a song
- Entries will be considered by a panel of music and entertainment industry professionals and Eurovision fans selected by RTÉ.
- Performers may be invited to audition in the RTÉ studios in Dublin.
- Each songwriter may only submit one song (including co-writers) for consideration.
- The submitted songs must not be submitted for consideration to any other country participating in Eurovision Song Contest 2024.
- The maximum song duration is 3 minutes.
- One of the main criteria will be the act’s appeal to core youth audiences.
- Submissions can be made online here
The exact format hasn’t been determined yet.
In 2022 and 2023, RTÉ organized a national selection “Irish Eurosog“, as part of the “Late Late Night”. 6 artists took part in each edition, with the results being determined by a public vote and an expert jury.
Wild Youth represented Ireland at Eurovision 2023 with the song “We Are One“.
They ended up in 12th place in semi-final 1, and therefore didn’t qualify for the final:
Ireland has struggled to qualify for the final in recent years.
The country hasn’t qualified for the final from 2014 to 2017 and from 2019 to 2023.
Will they step into a better path for Eurovision 2024?
Will RTÉ come with a brand new format for the national selection?