Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith took to the stage in Copenhagen this afternoon. The Celtic influence was clear to hear and see on the set as a male Irish dance duo perform. Surely this could prove a good omen today; April 30th, the 20th anniversary of the debut of Riverdance
Last night Hera Björk won what can be considered the South American equivalent to the Eurovision Song Contest. From the stage in Chile she convincingly sang Because You Can to victory. The song is written by well known Danish and Swedish Eurovision and national final songwriters.
Latvian broadcaster LTV made public both song titles and composers of all qualifying entries for next year's national selection this afternoon, with some familiar names making an appearance and raising expectations.
RTVE had made public the titles of the 20 songs aiming to represent Spain this year in Düsseldorf shortlisted by an expert committee. Spanish and foreign composers, well-known faces to Eurofans, have applied with their entries.
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.
Marty Whelan has commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest for RTÉ since Pat Kenny left the role after the 1999 contest. He spoke with EuroVisionary.com about his renewed enthusiam in Ireland's Eurovision effort and he and Terry Wogan sneaking Baileys into their commentator's boxes.
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.
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.