Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy explains how the country can get better results in the contest!

The Irish representative from Eurovision 2028, went on to make a prolonged analysis, on the recent negative results of his country and how they can be fixed, on his personal Twitter page.

Since 2014, Ireland, managed to qualify for the Grand Final, only once, in 2018 with Ryan O’Shaughnessy and his song “Together”.

So it was only natural for the singer to make his statement:

He went on to say that he had to take many things on himself, as he didn’t want to go with the plan he was given by the public television:

«In 2018 when I qualified with the song “Together” I stepped in as creative director after refusing to emerge from an exploding cake and pushed hard to have 2 male dancers on stage with me, which was a hard sell at the time… I was responsible for signing off on final production of the track itself, I hired an independent stylist, and made sure the project as a whole had some content to it and it wasn’t just a song, but a message. All these factors helped get Ireland into the final.»

At the end of his post, Ryan named a couple of ways, that can help in order to change the negative image of Ireland in recent years:

«In my opinion, we need to have Irish songwriting camps with the intention of getting a brilliant song. We also need to allocate a large part of the budget to international marketing and should have the song out at least 4 or 5 months in advance of the competition. We have a language, a culture and a sound to offer the world, if we put forward a real Irish song it will resonate.»

Ryan O’Shaughnessy represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Together”, finishing in 16th place in the Grand Final, which is the country’s best result in the last eleven years:

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