Lesley Roy has revealed that she will be alone on stage for her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company, Lesley Roy has revealed new details of what people can expect from her performance of “Maps” at Eurovision. As previously announced Lesley will be working with Fredrik ‘Benka’ Rydman who staged Måns Zelmerlöw’s winning performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, she explained:
I had been a fan of Måns’ performance from the get-go like millions of other people. I reached out to Benka and said ‘you probably get every country asking you every year, but would you check out the Irish entry, I wrote it in Stockholm a few weeks ago’. He got back to me straight away, he loved it and we worked on the idea literally the next day.
It will just be me on stage and what we’re trying to do, I’ve never seen on the Eurovision stage before.
No further details of the elements of the staging have been revealed. Lesley will perform in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on May 18.
Who is Lesley Roy?
Lesley Roy was born on November 28 1986 in Balbriggan in north County Dublin. She first began her music career after being signed to an independent Irish label in 2006.
As a songwriter, Lesley has written for several international artists, including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, and Medina. Lesley was originally supposed to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with “Story of My Life” before it was canceled.
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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 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.