To say that we have been inundated with questions on when RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) would announced their plans for Eurovision 2015 in an understatement. The national and international interest in the song contest has been immense.
Today Eurovision Ireland spoke with Michael Kealy (Head of Delegation) and he has advised that RTE attended the recent Eurovision Workshop in Berlin with many of the EBU broadcasters. There they listened to how others have managed their national song selection processes and the funding of such events.
RTE expect to make an announcement on Monday October 13th on how they will select their song for Eurovision 2015 with all the relevant details.
For the last 4 years Ireland has used the Mentor system to select their Eurovision entry and that process has seen the country qualify for the Grand Final on 3 occasions – Jedward in 2011 and 2012 and Ryan Dolan in 2013.
Who would you like to see representing Ireland at Eurovision 2015?
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland