IRELAND – In a surprise move, the Irish national broadcaster announced tonight through THE LATE LATE SHOW the quest for Eurovision 2022 through a national selection, opening submissions for the preselection. Here’s what RTÉ mentions on their website.
If you are an accomplished songwriter with a proven track record of success in the music industry, we would like you to submit a song together with a suitable performer(s) to be considered to represent Ireland.
All songs must be submitted with an artist(s) already attached, artists must have the talent, drive, and ambition to compete at the highest level before a global audience of over 200 million people. Artists putting themselves forward (with a song) must have intrinsic and obvious appeal to the core youth audiences who make up a significant amount of Eurovision viewers and fans.
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Entries will be considered by a panel of music and entertainment industry professionals and Eurovision fans. Selected artists may be invited to audition in the RTÉ studios in Dublin.
A shortlist of songs and artists will subsequently be invited to perform live on television early in 2022 on a “Eurovision Late Late Show Special” when a winner will be chosen to represent Ireland.
All entries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Songs submitted must strictly comply with the rules of Eurovision and RTÉ reserves the right to arrange, produce or otherwise alter any song selected for the purposes of Eurovision.
Songwriters/composers may only submit one song (including co-writes) for consideration. If more than one song per composer is submitted only the first song received will be considered. Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration. Please include a photograph of the performer(s) and a short biog.
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Compositions submitted for consideration (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed including online video platforms or social networks, in full or in part, before the 1st September 2021.
In all cases RTÉ will have the final say on which song and artist will be Ireland’s 2022 entry.
If you would like to submit an entry, it must adhere to the EBU competition rules…
Entries will ONLY be accepted through the online form on http://www.rte.ie/eurovision
No entries will be accepted by post, on CD, cassette or any other format. Neither will we accept links to Wetransfer, Soundcloud, Dropbox or to any other third-party sites such as YouTube or Spotify.
Although we wish to encourage and identify promising new talent for the future, this is probably not an opportunity for beginners or people with limited or no experience of performing in public to large crowds.
The closing date for submissions is 6 pm on Friday 22nd of October 2021.