Ireland has been successful in winning the Eurovision Song Contest seven times and, due to that success, some of their biggest stars who won the contest are preparing for a second round of the tour called Best of Eurovision later this year.
During the tour in October 2012 Pat O’Mahoney, the producer/director of RTÉ’s Reality Bites series, went behind the scenes and asked some searching questions of the six artists. They are Johnny Logan, Niamh Kavanagh, Linda Martin, Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan. He also examined the work that goes on behind the scenes.
The makers of the show are quoted as saying – In A Eurovision Affair Pat captures both the plethora of last-minute rehearsal chaos that would have damned lesser productions and how, out on the road, things rarely go to plan.
Read more on the television company’s website here.
The programme will be broadcast from 22:30 to 23:30 (CET) on RTÉ Two (terrestrial and satellite for viewers in Ireland) and you can click for the webstream here.
The Irish representative will be chosen by a combination of televoting and a jury (50/50) on 22 February in a Late Late Show Eurosong special.