Close to 380 is the number of entries for Ireland’s national final, the Late Late Show.
Michael Kealy, the head of Ireland’s delegation in the Eurovision Song Contest in an interview with Adam Mc Calling via TikTok revealed more details surrounding the selection process. In particular, he stated that the number of participations that have been submitted is around 375 to 378 and is the largest number that has been submitted since he took up this role. Michael Kelly and the rest of the team after listening to all the suggestions have singled out 60 songs which are characterized by a wide variety. Then it was mentioned that in the next phase of the proces, each member of the jury will present their personal top ten to come up with the four artists/acts that will take part in The Late Late Show. However towards the end of the interview it was noted that there are two names that will be singed-out and rpoceed to the final night via fast-trach process bringing the number of finalists to six.
Below you can watch the relevant part of the interview on TikTok
@allthingsadam.ie Episode 1 of #eurovisionwithadam will be out Tuesday on Spotify + Apple Podcasts #eurovision #irish #ireland #eurovision2024 #eire #rte ♬ original sound – Adam Mc Callig
This year Ireland was represented in the competition in Liverpool by Wild Youth and the song “We Are One” but they did not manage to make it to the grand final as they finished 12th in the first semi-final with 10 points.
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