Irish broadcaster RTÉ have announced that Lesley Roy will return to next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, representing Ireland next year with a brand new song.
As we reported in September Lesley has spent the past three months in a studio working on a new song to represent Ireland with. The song has now been chosen and will be revealed in early 2021. The song was written and produced by Lesley, along with Eurovision producer Lukas Hallgren who also produced Switzerland’s song in 2019 “She got me”, Emelie Eriksson, Philip Strand (producer/songwriter), Normandie, and Deepend
“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.”
We are coming for you ESC 2021 and it’s gonna be bigger and better than ever!!! 🇮🇪💪🏻👏 pic.twitter.com/C79tJrm4UW— lesley roy (@lesleyroyreal) December 17, 2020
Michael Kealy, Head of the Ireland Delegation for Eurovision 2021, commented:
“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”.
Details of the song and the first airplay will happen at a date to be announced early in the New Year. Ireland will perform in the first semi-final at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest on 18th May with the hope of reaching the final on 22nd May next year.
Below you can see an interview that we did with Lesley back in June, aswell as her 2020 entry ‘Story of my life’
Are you looking forward to seeing Lesley return? What sort of song are you hoping Lesley will send? Let us know in the comments section below!