Eurovision Ireland has been inundated with questions on how Ireland will select their entry for Eurovision 2016. Interest remains strong in the Irish Selection following 2015’s open call for singers and song writers.
So what of 2016? Will it be a return to the mentor system? Will it be an internal selection? Will it be an open call like 2015?
We spoke today to the Head of the Irish Eurovision Delegation – Executive Producer Mr Michael Kealy. He advised Eurovision Ireland that RTE too are receiving a lot of inquires on the Irish Eurovision selection for 2016. He confirmed that
“RTE are still considering all options for the selection of the Irish entry for Eurovision 2016.”
When a decision is made RTE will confirm to Eurovision Ireland what direction the national broadcaster is going to take for Sweden. We suggest a North Easterly path for the quickest route 😉
So for all the singers and song writers out there the message is ‘Hold Tight. You’ve missed no details yet.’
Ireland was represented by Molly Sterling at Eurovision in Vienna with her ballad ‘Playing With Numbers’ and came 12th in her Semi Final.
How do you think Ireland should select their entry for Eurovision 2016? Should it be an open call for singers and song writers? Should they revert to the Mentor system? Should they select a well established singer/group?
Let us know.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland