With another internal selection reportedly on the cards for Ireland and their country’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, for Eurovision 2018, the search has been underway to find the nation’s next representative for the upcoming event. Has Ireland finally found their latest act for the competition?
RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, confirmed the country’s participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest earlier last year, shortly after going on to open submissions for Irish selection process.
Whilst the broadcaster has yet to officially reveal the country’s selection mechanism for Eurovision 2018, the country is currently on the hunt for their next act for the Lisbon-hosted event this coming May, with an internally selection looking like to most likely option for the nation.
Heathers for Ireland?
Still searching for their next representative, reports from The Irish Sun suggest that RTÉ bosses are allegedly hoping to send Irish-duo Heathers to represent Ireland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
According to The Irish Sun, the duo have yet to say yes to RTÉ’s invite, with a new album currently in the works. However when asked about their potential Eurovision gig, one half of the duo Louise told the tabloid:
Maybe. I’m not going to say yes or no. Possibly – but for me we’re focussing on a new record.
I think the competition has changed over the last couple of years. There are a lot more credible acts going for Eurovision now. I don’t think it’s something to throw away or to not consider.
Who are Heathers?
Formed back in 2007 at the age of 17, Irish twins Louise and Ellie MacNamara created the alt-pop duo Heathers in the search for international stardom.
Releasing their debut album in 2008, entitled Here, not there, the duo gained their first number one track from the album, Remember when, also being included in the advertising campaign for the Irish Tourist Board for over 3 years.
The duo’s success continued to grow over the years to follow, with Heathers signing a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music in 2012.
Kingdom was Heathers’ second album, with a number of songs featuring in a number of television shows across the globe following its release, with shows including 90210, Mob Wives, The Voice UK and the X Factor UK.
Heathers later went on to sign further music deals with Warner Music and Sony Music, with 3 more singles being released since: November, Call home and Midnight train.
2018 sees the continuation of the duo’s work on their third studio album, with further details expected to be released from the sisters over the coming months.