Sarah McTernan has been revealed as the Irish entrant for this years Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
RTE has revealed that Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Sarah will be performing “22” in Tel Aviv. The song has been written and composed by Janieck, Marcia “Misha” Sondeijker and Roulsen.
She posted on Twitter this morning saying:
I’m delighted to announce that I will be representing Ireland in The Eurovision this year, You can catch the song ‘22’ on its first airplay on Ryan Tubridy’s radio show at 9am, I will be interviewed by the lovely Jenny Greene on 2FM at 12:30pm and Ray Darcy at 3
Listen to her entry here:
Who is Sarah McTernan?
Sarah McTernan is best known for participating in The Voice of Ireland in 2015. She made it through the Blind Auditions stage and was selected to be part of Rachel Stevens’ team. She then made it all the way through to the Live Shows before going on to finish third in the final.
In 2018 Sarah was one of a number of singers who applied to represent San Marino at Eurovision. She did not make it through to the latter stages of the contest having been knocked out in the online vote.
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 1990’s 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 six out of a possible 13 times. Ireland’s last top 10 result came in 2011 when Jedward finished 8th in Dusseldorf.