Jedward who represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 and 2012 have said that they would like to represent Ireland for a third time in the contest. Jedward qualified for the final on both occassions with their best result in 2011 where they finished in 8th place with 119 points, Ireland’s best result since 2006.
Mary Byrne who took part in X-Factor is to submit a song into the selection penned by Karl Broderick. Mary made it to the semi final stage of X-Factor UK 2010 and has since then released three albums all of which have charted in the top.10 in the Irish charts. Karl wrote the 2005 Irish entry “Love?” and Eoghan Quigg’s song in last years Irish selection “The Movie Song”, he also attempted to represent Romania in 2012. Mary told The Herald that:
Eurovision is one of my guilty pleasures, It’s an honour to have been put forward.
Source: Goss.ie & The Herald