Irish broadcaster RTÉ have kicked off their Eurovision 2019 bid by opening the submission period for the next Eurovision Song Contest. After their best result since Jedward in 2011, the Irish broadcaster is hoping to build on that success by choosing accomplished songwriters and performers.
Looking towards Eurovision 2019, the Head of Delegation Michael Kealy has said,
‘For Eurovision 2019 we want to produce a world class act that will do Ireland proud on stage in Tel Aviv and in front of a worldwide audience of nearly 200 million people. The Eurovision Song Contest is incredibly competitive so we need a top class song, with instant appeal and a highly experienced act who is used to performing live in front of large audiences.’
To achieve this, there is the public submission, however the broadcaster will also be approaching singers and songwriters and encouraging applications to be put into the mix. As per the Eurovision rules, the songs must not have been commercially released or publicly performed before the 1st of September 2018.
All entries can be submitted to Eurovision2019@rte.ie
Entries will only be accepted in MP3 form through email, and songwriters can only submit one song each. If more than one is submitted per songwriter, only the first submitted will be accepted. The broadcaster also has the right to change the artist on the submitted entry.
Entries can be submitted until 5pm on Friday November 23rd.
Stay tuned for more news from Ireland! For now, watch their 2018 performance below: