Today – Ireland: Eurosong 2009 previews on radio

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Today, RT�, the Irish broadcaster will air the audio previews of the six songs that will be performed on the Irish National Final show Eurosong 2009 to be broadcast live tomorrow night.

RTÉ Radio 1has decided to air the six songs competing for the chance to represent Ireland at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.

The songswill be aired live on The Mooney Show radioprogrammetoday whichbegins at 16:00 CET (15:00 local time),a day before the winner is selected. will provide live coverage of the event.

The six finalists are:

  1. Flying” performed by M.N.A and composed by Ronan McCormack.
  2. Out of Control” performed by Laura-Jayne Hunter and composed by Derry O’Donovan.
  3. So What” performed by Lee Bradshaw and composed by Billy Larkin and Kevin Breathnach.
  4. Amazing” performed by Johnny Brady and composed by Tony Adams Rosa
  5. I Wish I Could Pretend” performed by Kristina Zaharova and composed by Lauris Reiniks.
  6. Et Cetera” performed by Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy.Composed by Niall Mooney, Jonas Gladnikoff, Daniele Moretti & Christina Schilling.

RTÉ Radio 1is available to listen to worldwide.

  • RTÉ Radio 1 click here (Windows Media Player)
  • RTÉ Radio 1 click here (Real Player)
  • Satellite Hotbird 13E, 12597V 27500 3/4
  • LW 252 available in britain and western parts of mainland Europe
  • Ireland – 88.2 – 90.0 FM, (87.8FM northeast of the country)

Earlier controversy arose when apparently some of the other Eurosong 2009 composers were unhappy that a rival song is already available on Youtube, and claimed they were threatened with expulsion from the competitionif they made their songs public before the Thursday afternoon radio show preview on RTÉ. They supposedly felt that Song 05:"I Wish I Could Pretend" has nowan unfair advantage as a result.

But an RTÉ spokesman later said that,"This was an understanding and not a strict rule, and is therefore not an expulsion matter."

Also, RTÉ announced that they will air both semi finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in May.

Don't forget tolog onto for full coverage of the Irish National Final – The Late Late Show: Eurosong 2009.

The Late Late Show: Eurosong 2009 will be broadcast live on RTÉ ONE television and worldwide via webcast on Friday, February 20th at 22:35 CET (21:35 local time).

  • More about this year's Eurosong 2009 finalists here.

Ireland competes in the second semi final of the 54th Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday May 14th.