Think you have the next song to win the Eurovision for Ireland? The hunt is on 3 years ago

Think you have the next song to win the Eurovision for Ireland? The hunt is on

Want to represent Ireland in the Eurovision next year?

RTÉ has made an announcement that it is looking for the next best song that could win the song contest.

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So, if you think you have what it takes and have a proven track record in the music industry, then RTÉ is looking for you.

Executive Producer and Head of Irish delegation Michael Kealy said: "For Eurovision 2019 we want to produce a world class act that will do Ireland proud on stage in Tel Aviv and in front of a worldwide audience of nearly 200 million people.

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"The Eurovision song contest is incredibly competitive so we need a top class song, with instant appeal and a highly experienced act who is used to performing live in front of large audiences."

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He also added: "We were really proud of the Irish performance in Lisbon this year, months of work went into planning our Eurovision act, bringing together the various audio and visual elements, from song arrangement to choreography to lighting design.

The performance of 'Together' by Ryan O'Shaughnessy and dancers Kevin O'Dywer and Alan McGrath with backing vocals from Janet Grogan, Remy Naidoo and Claire Ann Varley received worldwide acclaim when performed on stage and created headlines around the world. 'Together' placed 16th in the final which is the best result since Jedward came in eighth place in Dusseldorf with 'Lipstick'  in 2011."