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Ryan O'Shaughnessy Picked To Represent Ireland At Eurovision


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Ryan O'Shaughnessy has been picked to represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision. A song that he co-wrote, Together, was picked out of more than 300 other songs.

The job of choosing who flies the flag for Ireland at Eurovision each year is entrusted to RTE, which gathers a "panel of musical experts" to make the decision.

Despite Together being chosen as the best song, the final version and video are still being produced, and have not been publicly released.

O'Shaughnessy is a former 'Fair City' actor who has featured on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

He was signed to Sony UK and worked on his EP - which reached number one in Ireland and number nine in the UK charts.

Ryan said he plans on "doing Ireland proud by bringing a song and performance to Eurovision that we haven't seen since the days of 'Rock and Roll Kids".

While we have won the contest more times than any other country, we have failed to qualify for the final since 2013.

The Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals take place in Lisbon, Portugal on Tuesday May 8th and 10th. The grand final will take place on Saturday May 12th.


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