The Irish entry for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, “Dying To Try” has been revealed today on RTE 2FM.
“Dying To Try” will be the entry for Ireland at this years Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The song was officially revealed this morning on RTE 2FM by Nicky Byrne. Nicky Byrne represented Ireland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden with the song “Sunlight”, he failed to reach the final.
A total of 330 songs were submitted into the Irish selection process, with submissions from both Ireland and abroad. At the start of February Eurovoix.com understood that three songs had been shortlisted to represent the country in Ukraine. Last week Brendan and his team filmed the official music video for the Irish entry. “Dying To Try” was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden last month.
Brendan Murray was selected by Louis Walsh to represent Ireland at next years contest, in consultation with RTE. Brendan is a former member of the boy band Hometown, the group was formed in 2014 and to date has had two number one singles within Ireland. While Louis Walsh is a well-known Irish music manager as well as a former judge of the X Factor in the United Kingdom. Over the years he has managed Westlife, Jedward and Union J.
Watch the official music video below:
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Ireland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and is currently the most successful country to have participated in the contest, winning a total of seven times. During the 1990s Ireland was a powerhouse in the contest becoming the first country to win three years in a row from 1991 to 1994. Since 2000 Ireland has struggled in the contest having qualified from the semi-final into the final just five out of a possible 12 times. Ireland’s best result of the 2000s came in 2011 when Jedward finished 8th in Dusseldorf.