Ryan O’Shaughnessy has travelled to the island of Porto Santo, Portugal to film his postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Irish singer Ryan O’Shaughnessy is the latest singer to film his postcard. Ryan was decked out in scuba diving equipment as his postcard will feature the singer diving into the ocean, as well as some shots on the beach.
The postcards are short clips that are shown to the audience while the artist gets ready on stage. The following artists have also filmed their postcards:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- San Marino
- FYR Macedonia
Ryan O’Shaughnessy has previous experience in competing on TV talent shows. Back in 2012 he competed in The Voice of Ireland where he was chosen to be on Brian Kennedy’s team at the blind auditions. Brian is a fellow Eurovision participant, having represented Ireland at the 2006 contest. He was selected to enter the live shows of the programme where simultaneously he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent with his own song ‘No Name’.
Ryan will represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal this May. He was internally selected by Irish broadcaster RTÉ, and will be singing “Together”.
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 1992 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 last top 10 result came in 2011 when Jedward finished 8th in Dusseldorf.