Eurovision 2014

Ireland : Mary Byrne not in the Irish Eurovision Selection Final

Mary Byrne. Photo : YouTube

Mary Byrne. Photo : YouTube

Speaking out today the former X-Factor sing Mary Byrne has confirmed that she has not made it to the final of the Irish Eurovision selection for 2015.

Her song ‘The Storm’ was composed by Karl Broderick who you know from Eurovision 2005 as he composed the Irish entry ‘Love’ for Donna and Joe and last year he composed ‘The Movie Song’ that just missed out on representing Ireland in Copenhagen. Eoghan Quigg was the singer of that little gem of a song.

Mary Byrne was one of the favourites to make it to the Irish selection and even had the support of Louis Walsh when they both appeared on the UK’s ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ broadcast over the Christmas period where they spoke of Mary’s Eurovision aspirations.

Mary said

“I’m more disappointed for Karl, but I’m a huge Eurovision fan and there’s no denying I would have loved the chance to win it for Ireland again. I felt Karl’s song was very strong and inspiring, but it hasn’t been chosen and I’m gobsmacked.”


Never give up on the first attempt Mary!

So what do you think of the news that Mary Byrne will not be in the Irish Eurovision National Final? Who would you like to see there? There will be a few more surprises along the way of acts that did and didn’t make it through to the Eurosong selection.

Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

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10 replies »

  1. Any idea of which entries did get selected, or when they will be announced? Liir seem to be quite active on social media!

  2. Gutted tbh Mary Byrne is one of the finest vocalists I know, so to have her on a Eurovision stage is a dream. If there’s just 1 bad song in the Irish NF now, I will complain, because leaving Mary out can not be justified if there’s a bad song.

  3. This could be an indicator that Eurosong 2015 has a possible Eurovision winner in there. If there are no music industry professionals with vested interest in Eurovision selecting the songs, there is a great chance to unearth Eurovision success.

    BRING ON MAY 19th/21st. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. relieved tbh, no disrespect to mary but i couldn’t imagine a song of her genre doing well. there is only one person and may i repeat ONE person i want representing us and thats Coco de aine and only if her song doesn’t suck 🙂

    • i extend that, now i would settle for Hometown 🙂 possibly ryan dolan swell if his song is great, I i kinda want a new talent representing us which is why i don’t want ryan dolan,he’s the only previous big name that id love to represent us, at esc 2013 i was so proud to have him as our representative regardless of the result 🙂

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