IRELAND – It is a rising Dublin band with a growing number of radio and online successes. Wild Youth have already announced their desire to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023.
David Whelan, Conor O’Donohoe, Ed Porter, and Callum McAdam make up Wild Youth. They debuted in 2017 and are recognised for “sad bangers” and “catchy choruses.” In their native Ireland, they’ve had a number of charts, radio, and streaming hits. Furthermore, they have performed in Ireland and the United Kingdom this year, as well as supporting Westlife and Lewis Capaldi on their tour. “Champagne Butterflies,” “Next To You,” and “Can’t Move On” are among their most popular tunes.
— Conor 🏽 Donohoe (@Conor_O_Donohoe) June 3, 2022
It all began with a tweet. Conor O’Donohoe, one of the band’s members, requested on Friday, June 3, “May I create the song for Eurovision 2023 and can @bandwildyouth present it please?” In reality, in order to avoid losing the tweet, O’Donohoe tagged Michael Kealy, RTÉ’s head of the Eurovision mission. The band’s official account retweeted the original message with an Irish flag attached.
— Wild Youth (@bandwildyouth) June 3, 2022
Fans flocked to reply to the tweets. A Twitter user said “Do not compose a song for Eurovision,” people have an outmoded and simplistic perception of it, and songs that were not produced particularly for Eurovision usually do better.” “I intended to compete in Eurovision,” O’Donohoe said. I wouldn’t compose a song like that for no reason; I make songs about things I care about and like. That means a lot to me.”
Don't write a song "for eurovision", people tend to have an outdated and basic view of it & songs which were not specifically written for eurovision have better results most of the time.
— 👩🚀Eva 🇬🇷||🇪🇸🇸🇲🇨🇾 (@evangeliaesc) June 4, 2022
Aled Jones, the Welsh classical vocalist best known for “Walking In The Air,” unexpectedly volunteered to help with the composition process. O’Donohoe replied that he was ready for a duet. RTÉ has yet to comment officially to the spate of tweets. Michael Kealy, on the other hand, liked O’Donohoe’s initial tweet.
During the peaceful summer months, it is not unusual for Irish singers to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. Picture This, like Samantha Mumba a few years previously, expressed their enthusiasm for the competition in 2021. However, none of them ended up raising the Irish flag.
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