RTÉ, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, the Irish national broadcaster has exclusively revealed to Esctoday.com that the 2013 Irish national final will be held on 22 February on the Late Late Show and will be aired live on RTÉ. The Irish national broadcaster has also disclosed to Esctoday.com that the 5 mentors mechanism will be used again in order to select the artists for the 2013 Irish Eurovision national final. RTÉ is yet to select the 5 mentors.
Last month the Irish broadcaster confirmed to Esctoday.com that Ireland will compete at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest next May in Malmö. We now know that the task to coach and select the 5 acts that will compete at the 2013 Irish Eurovision national final will lie in the hands of 5 mentors. The names of these five will be revealed shortly.
Ireland holds the record of winning the Eurovision Song Contest 7 times ( 1970,1980, 1987,1992,1993,1994 and 1996). The Emerald Isle also holds the record of winning and hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 3 years in a row!
Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for more information regarding the 2013 Irish Eurovision Song Selection.
Source: Esctoday.com, RTÉ