As you’ve already read in our past articles, a while ago, the third song bidding to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, premiered on RTÉ Radio 1, during the “Ryan Tubridy Show”, at 10:00 CET.
The next song hoping to represent Ireland this year is “Ashes of Yesterday” by Janet Grogan and you can listen to it below:
Who is Janet Grogan
Janet Grogan became known as the vocalist of Alles kann besser werden by Xavier Naidoo, which charted in Germany(No. 6, 33 weeks), Austria (No. 16, 26 weeks) and Switzerland (No. 28, 26 weeks). She composed the track with Milan Martelli, Matthew Tasa and Xavier Naidoo.
Grogan was a contestant in the 13th series of The X-Factor UK at the end of 2016, getting to Judges’ houses as part of Sharon Osbourne’s Team.
Grogan also did backing vocals for Nicky Byrne at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Janet returned to the Eurovision stage to represent Ireland in 2018 as part of Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s performance of “Together”. So clearly, she has prior experience of the contest.
In 2021, Grogan took part as a contestant on the RTÉ One singing gameshow, Last Singer Standing. She was the last player to qualify for the grand finale. In the final, she performed Whitney Houston’s ‘I Want to Dance with Somebody’. She finished in sixth place.
The rest of the songs
The selection process
The above songs will compete with each other in the Late Late Eurovision Special, on the 4th of February, which will act as this year’s national final for Ireland, along the rest of the songs to be released.
Don’t miss out our next article for the fourth competing song, that we will get the chance to listen for the first time, same show, same time tomorrow.
Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding the Irish entry for Eurovision 2022!