Wild Youth: ‘We’d certainly love to be singing for Ireland at Eurovision’

The Irish broadcaster RTÉ has confirmed that The Late Late Show will once again select the Irish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, in its Eurosong special. Submissions have been open until the 28th of October and several, interesting artists have already confirmed their interest in waving the Irish flag in Liverpool.

We have recently reported about the folk metal band Cruachan submitting a song to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. You can find out all details about their involvement here. Now the popular, chart topping band Wild Youth have revealed their interest to become Ireland’s next Eurovision act.

The band has already been on tour with Lewis Capaldi and the band Westlife, whose singer Nicky Byrne has been the Irish spokesperson several times and even represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. You can listen to some of Wild Youth’s most popular tracks here:

The Irish Sun magazine has spoken to the band’s singer David Whelan, asking him if sending a credible chart-topping act would redeem some of the damage that Dustin The Turkey (Ireland 2008) has caused:

I think so . . . that’s a good way to put it . . . I don’t want to disrespect Dustin, but Ireland has so much great musical talent, amazing acts and live performers who could go and represent Ireland on a global stage.

Earlier this year, Wild Youth member Conor O’Donohue tweeted that he would like to write the next Irish Eurovision entry, which was met with great enthusiasm by their fans. The band has been in touch with RTÉ and Ireland’s head of delegation Michael Kealy since.

Singer David seems convinced that Wild Youth would win the Irish national selection:

It’s a good thing that the public get to choose who they send. Now if RTE said we would like to fast-track you in and you can represent us, it would be hard to turn that down of course. But we don’t want any special treatment. If you want your country’s backing, the public should decide who they send. That’s the fairest way of doing it

This year’s Eurosong edition of the Late Late Show did not meet the desired success, as its winner Brooke Scullion only made it to 15th place in the semi-final.

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Source The Sun
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