RTE have confirmed that they intend to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. RTE have not yet revealed whether or not they will invite Lesley Roy to represent them again next year.
Michael Kealy, the Irish Head of Delegation said the following, during an RTE interview:
“The cancellation of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam is disappointing but completely understandable in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
RTÉ had been working closely with our writer/performer Lesley Roy and creative directors THISISPOPBABY and we were all very excited about how this years’ entry was shaping up. We’re disappointed for Lesley and the whole creative team behind Story of My Life which we felt was an offering with huge potential representing Ireland.
RTE looks forward to continuing to engage with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and our broadcasting colleagues throughout Europe on Eurovision and the competition in 2021.”
Author: Richard Taylor