Lesley Roy has revealed on Twitter that she is likely to release her upcoming Eurovision 2021 entry sometime in early March.
Ireland looks to be the latest nation that will be releasing its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in March. Lesley revealed this information in response to questions to her initial tweet which teased the song while asking fans to guess the title.
I’d say first week of March potentially second!
— lesley roy (@lesleyroyreal) January 28, 2021
However, this is not an official confirmation from RTE and so it is still possible we could hear Lesley’s song earlier or later than the date in her Tweet.
Who Is Lesley Roy?
Lesley has written for several international artists, including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal and Medina. The album she wrote on for Adam Lambert “Trepassing” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, marking Lesley’s first co-write on a No. 1 album for the track “Pop That Lock”.
Lesley was originally supposed to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with “Story of My Life” before it was cancelled. RTÉ then decided to select Lesley again for the 2021 contest. She has spent the past three months in studio working her 2021 entry. The song was written and produced by Lesley, along with producer Lukas Hallgren (producer of “She Got Me” -Switzerland 2019), Philip Strand (producer/songwriter), Normandie, Deepend and Emelie Eriksson, a Stockholm based songwriter at Baggpipe Studios.
Image Source: Luca Truffarelli / Source: Twitter
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.