Sláinte! The Irish language makes a comeback to Eurosong
Irish Eurosong 2023 competitor Adgy has announced on his Twitter that he will sing part of his song in Irish at Eurosong this Friday! On Tuesday, he launched a challenge to his Twitter followers. Were his Tweet to receive over 100 retweets, he would add Irish lyrics to his song “Too Good For Love”. At time of publishing, that tweet has over 250 retweets.
If this gets retweeted 100 times I will add 20 seconds to the song in Irish and perform it live on @RTELateLateShow this Friday for the Eurosong final 👀#Eurovision2023
— ADGY (@adgymusic) January 31, 2023
Irish was last featured at an Irish national final almost 25 years ago! Back in 1999, Doona sang “An bon bon carr” and placed 4th, losing out to The Mullans. Meanwhile the Irish language has only been heard on the Eurovision stage once, over 50 years ago in 1972! That year, Sandie Jones’ “Ceol an Ghrá” finished 15th in a field of 18 entries.
Eurosong 2023 will air this Friday on RTÉ and RTÉ Player at 22:35 CET, and then we will find out if Adgy can bring Irish back to Eurovision!
Ádh mór ort, Adgy! You can listen to his song here, and be sure to vote in our poll for your favorite Irish songs in this year’s final!
- ADGY - Too Good For Your Love 35%, 374 votes374 votes 35%374 votes - 35% of all votes
- Leila Jane - Wild 24%, 258 votes258 votes 24%258 votes - 24% of all votes
- Connolly - Midnight Summer Night 17%, 185 votes185 votes 17%185 votes - 17% of all votes
- Wild Youth - We Are One 14%, 147 votes147 votes 14%147 votes - 14% of all votes
- Public Image Limited - Hawaii 7%, 73 votes73 votes 7%73 votes - 7% of all votes
- K Muni and ND - Down In The Rain 3%, 31 vote31 vote 3%31 vote - 3% of all votes