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Ireland in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Here you find everything you need to know about Ireland’s preparations for the “Eurovision Song Contest 2014”, including information about “Eurosong 2014” and links to their last five Eurovision entries (and their results), just to put the new plans in perspective. Ireland
Ireland’s plans for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest:
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Selection: “Eurosong 2014″: 1 Final and 5 entries
Date: Final on February 28th
Ireland will participate in the (2nd half of) the second semi-final of the 2014 ESC, on May 8th
The schedule for Ireland’s “Eurosong 2014”:
January 3rd: deadline for the mentors to submit details of their acts/songs to RTÉ
February 3rd: deadline for the mentors to submit recorded versions of the songs to RTÉ
February 6th: the five songs will be played on the radio for the first time
February 28th: Final 5 entries → 1 winner
Ireland’s “Eurosong 2014” – The participants:
1. “Don’t hold on“, Patricia Roe mentor: Valerie Roe
(t&m: Patricia Roe)
2. “The movie song“, Eoghan Quigg mentor: Mark Murphy
(t&m: Karl Broderick)
3. “Heartbeat“, Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith mentor: Hazel Kaneswaran
(t&m: Hazel Kaneswaran, Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren, Patrizia Helande)
4. “Be mine“, Andrew Mann mentor: Cormac Battle
(t&m: Cormac Battle)
5. “You don’t remember me“, Laura O’Neill mentor: Billy McGuinness
(t&m: Don Mescall, Lucie Silvas)
The five mentors of Eurosong 2014:
Billy McGuinness: Aslan guitarist
Hazel Kaneswaran: singer and songwriter
Cormac Battle: RTÉ 2fm presenter and Kerbdog frontman
Valerie Roe: band manager
Mark Murphy: tour manager
The last five Irish entries and results in the Eurovision Song Contest:
2013: Only Love Survives Ryan Dolan Grand Final: 20th place
2012: Waterline Jedward Grand Final: 19th place
2011: Lipstick Jedward Grand Final: 8th place
2010: It’s For You Niamh Kavanagh Grand Final: 23th place
2009: Et Cetera Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy 2nd Semi Final: 11th place

(Keep in mind that the dates and rules can change and transcription errors may occur, so I can’t guarantee that everything is 100% correct all the time, although I update the page frequently with info from various Eurovision sites.)