Irish Eurovision hopefuls announced

Jedward celebrates last year after winning the Eurosong contest. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Jedward celebrates last year after winning the Eurosong contest. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 00:00

RTÉ have announced the five Irish acts set to compete against each other to represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision.

The five acts are Kasey, Inchequin, Aimée Fitzpatrick, Zoë Alexis Bohorquez and Ryan Dolan. They will perform their Eurovision songs to the public for the first time on the Mooney show on RTÉ Radio One from 1pm to 3pm tomorrow.

The winning act will be chosen using a combination of public vote and regional jury vote during Eurosong 2013 on The Late Late Show on Friday February 22.

Each act was chosen by a mentor with proven experience in the Irish music industry. Kasey, was chosen by Today FM’s Mairead Farrell. Her song is called ‘Kiss Me There’.

Ms Farrell said: “Being asked to be a Eurosong mentor by RTÉ was a like asking a massive football fan if they’d like to manage their favourite team. I jumped at the opportunity. It’s been such a huge learning experience; I’ve loved every minute of it.”

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