Sisters are doing it for themselves! ‘Liir’ is the new female pop group hoping to go to Eurovision for Ireland next year and it includes some familiar names.
Liir includes ‘You’re A Star’ winner Leanne Moore, ‘The Voice of Ireland’ contestant Kim Hayden and Michele McGrath – who used to be in Irish pop group ‘Industry’.
The trio have come together with the aspiration of representing Ireland at Eurovision 2015 in Vienna.
Leanne Moore said
“We recorded a song by a Wicklow songwriter Alan Earls. Michele and I have been talking about this for so long and got in touch with Kim a few months ago”
Now you may remember the name Alan Earls as he was the composer of Johnny Logan’s song ‘Prayin‘ that made the final of ‘The Hit’ here in Ireland earlier in the year and also went Top 3 in the Charts.
“We have to go for it, the chance to represent your country – that’s amazing.”
Leanne won the Irish talent show ‘You’re a Star’ in 2008 and entered the Irish Eurovision selection in 2010 though losing out to Niamh Kavanagh’s ‘It’s For You’. However Leanne then was a backing singer for Jedward in 2011 and 2012 and then for Ryan Dolan in 2013. So she knows her Eurovision!
Kim Hayden was a contestant on ‘The Voice of Ireland’ in 2012 and since the show she has been working on new material including her recent duet with Paddy Casey ‘Out of Control’.
Finally we have Michelle McGrath who was a member of Irish group ‘Industry’. They toured with JLS and also supported The Pussycat Dolls.
Could this trio with a song from Alan Earls be set to make it to the Irish Eurovision selection? Time will tell.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Goss.ie