320 songs have been submitted to RTÉ to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.
The Irish Head of Delegation Michael Kealy has confirmed to The Euro Trip Podcast that 320 songs have been submitted into the Irish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The Late Late Show will hold a Eurovision special in early 2022 with singers competing live to represent Ireland in Italy, the winner will be determined with the involvement of the public. Ireland will be holding a televised national selection for the first time since 2015.
Lesley Roy represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Maps”. She finished last in the first semi-final with 20 points.
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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.