Lesley Roy looks set give her first performance of “Maps” this Friday on The Late Late Show.
Ireland’s Lesely Roy is likely to give her first performance of the nations Eurovision 2021 entry this Friday evening. The singer posted on her Instagram story yesterday rehearsals at the RTÉ studios as well as an image in front of The Late Late Show graphics. The talk show is also where Lesley revealed her 2020 entry “Story Of My Life” for the first time on March 7.
“Maps” has been 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.
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.
Image Source: Luca Truffarelli | Source: Lesely Roy
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.