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The Late Late Show: Eurosong 2012 - Get To Know The Participants

Irish Finalists 2012 ©  RTE

When Ireland on Friday pick its representative for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, two former participants are in the running; Donna McCaul from 2005 and Jedward from last year. Let's take a closer look as to who the five acts and their mentors actually are...

Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993, 2010) talks to EuroVisionary.com

Niamh Kavanagh & Songwriting team © Denis McEvoy

Niamh Kavanagh has already won the Eurovision Song Contest once, now 17 years after her first win she's going to try it again for Ireland. She talks to us about her song, her plans for Oslo and her memories of the 1993 contest in Milstreet.

Eurosong 2010 host, Ryan Tubridy talks to EuroVisionary.com

Ryan Tubridy © Denis McEvoy

Ryan Tubridy hosted his first Eurosong last night. He talked to us about his thoughts on taking over the Late Late Show, Ireland's 2010 entry and the national final that chose it.

Niall Mooney: "there was something left to do"

Niall Mooney © Denis McEvoy

Niall Mooney and Jonas Gladnikoff won the Irish national final, Eurosong, for the second year in a row last night. We caught up with Niall at after the show to get his feelings on this year's entry and what they've learnt from last year.

Niamh Kavanagh to try to do the double for Ireland

Niamh Kavanagh ©  RTE

Ireland hasn't reached the final of the Eurovision Song Contest the past two years. Tonight they decided that it will be up to Niamh Kavanagh to try to do the double after winning the contest for Ireland back in 1993. This time her song is called It's For You and is written by the team who also wrote last year's Irish entry.

Eurosong 2010: a preview of tonight's show

Niamh Kavanagh & Ralph Siegel

Eurosong 2010 will take place tonight at RTÉ studios in Donnybrook in Dublin. There are five songs that will fight it out to represent Ireland the the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

Niamh Kavanagh and Ralph Siegel in Eurosong 2010

Niamh Kavanagh & Ralph Siegel

RTÉ have announced the five finalists for Eurosong 2010 and among them are 1993 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Niamh Kavanagh and 1982 winning songwriter Ralph Siegel. The final will take place on March 5 as part of the Late Late Show on RTÉ 1.

Jonas Gladnikoff [Ireland 2009]: 'We're aiming for first'

Jonas Gladnikoff & Christina Schilling ⓒ  Jonas Gladnikoff

Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy will represent Ireland in the 2009 EUrovision Song Contest in Moscow. The four person songwriting team behind Et cetera include long time Eurovision fan Jonas Gladnikoff, we talked to the talented Swede to find out how he feels about the win.

Pat Kenny talks to EuroVisionary.com

Pat Kenny (c) RTE

Last night, after all the excitement of the voting in the Irish national final, we spoke to 1988 Eurovision host, Pat Kenny. He told us about his experience of the contest that year, what he thought of last night's songs and his view on the return of the jury to the contest.

Dustin the Turkey replaced by Et Cetera

Sinead Mulvery & Black Daisy © RTE

The Irish puppet Dustin the Turkey caught a lot of attention at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but as this publicity wasn’t transferred into votes Ireland was left in the semi-final. Sinead Mulvery & Black Daisy will be trying to change that when they will be representing the country in Moscow with the song Et Cetera.

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