Ireland: Jerry Springer on the panel for Eurosong

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It has been announced this evening by RT�, the irish broadcaster, that well-known U.S. talk show and 'America's Got Talent' host Jerry Springer will be on Ireland's Eurosong 2009 panel.

He will join Eurovision Song Contest1992 winner and chair of this years shortlist panel for Eurosong 2009 Linda Martin and RTÉ Eurovision commentator Marty Whelan on the expert panel for Friday night's 'Late Late Eurosong Special'.

The six Eurosong 2009 finalists were selected from a public competition and Friday night's winner will be decided by votes from regional juries and the public in a 50/50 ratio.

The regional juries will be based in Cork, Limerick, Sligo and Dublin.

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.
  • Click here for a preview of the songs aired on radio earlier today.

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.

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