RTE, the Irish national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that it is currently evaluating various different options and formats for their forthcoming Eurovision national selection.
RTE is currently working very hard in order to work out the best formula to select the 2014 Irish Eurovision entry.
It is yet unclear what format or mechanism the Irish broadcaster will opt for in order to select their 2014 Eurovision entry. Esctoday has learned that RTE has many cards on the table: the 5 mentor mechanism, Eurosong on the Late Late Show, an open national final allowing all artists to apply, etc. RTE might opt for a former mechanism or might even come up with something totally new and innovative.
RTE has told esctoday.com that it will release further details regarding its plans for Eurovision 2014 towards the end of October.
Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest a total of 7 times ( 1970,1980,1987, 1992,1993, 1994,1996) and is the country that has won the event the most times.
Ireland holds many Eurovision records: The Emerald Isle is also the only country that has won the contest 3 years in a row ( 1992, 1993, 1994) and has hosted it 3 years in row too ( 1993, 1994,1995). Eire is also the country that has won the event twice with the same singer, Johnny Logan (1980 and 1987).
Ryan Dolan represented Ireland at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with Only love survives
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news and information on Ireland and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.