We have our last 2 video updates from the Irish Eurosong Final that took place on February 22nd. Here we met 2 very interesting friends of Eurovision Ireland – Ed Darragh who worked with Eurosong Mentor Shay Healy and the band “Inchequin”, and our good friend and Songwriting genius Aidan O’Connor – who has written many songs for national finals across Europe.
Firstly we met with Ed Darragh who has been a massive supporter of our site – Thanks Ed. Ed worked closely with Shay Healy in sourcing his act for this year’s Eurosong Final. Ed talks to us about Inchequin and the process behind being a mentor at Eursong. You remember that Inchequin were the Turkish/Irish band witht he entry “Son Kez/The Last Time”
Secondly we spoke with Aidan O’Connor who, has been writing entries for countries across Europe – and this year collaborated with Swedish X-Factor Winner and Runner up in the Maltese National Final – Kevin Borg. Aidan knows his Eurovision music and it was great to get his insight into what makes a good Eurovision song.
Well we all know that Ryan Dolan was the winner in the Irish Eurosong final amd will represent Ireland at Eurovision in Semi Final 1 – and we hope to be meeting up with Ryan soon – so stay tuned!
Thanks to our Eurovision Ireland friend Ciaran Nolan for helping us with the interviews.
Source – Eurovision Ireland and YouTube Videos courtesy of Embedded Owners