Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Eurovision 2018?

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Do we have our next Eurovision 2018 artists? The latest rumours and speculation suggests that Ryan O’Shaughnessy has been internally selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming competition.

As the wait continues to find out the Irish representative for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, fresh speculation has risen overnight regarding the country’s next potential act for the competition.

Last night, Ryan O’Shaughnessy became the latest name to enter the rumour mill, following the likes of the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten and twin-duo Heathers.

Posting via his social media last night, the Irish singer revealed that some exciting news would be announced on the 31 January, featuring an additional Ireland flag emoji within his post.

Big announcement coming tomorrow! 

Big announcement coming tomorrow! 🇮🇪

Geplaatst door Ryan O'Shaughnessy op dinsdag 30 januari 2018

Whilst the Irish national broadcaster has remained fairly silent since the closure of song submissions, an announcement is expected in the coming days regarding the nation’s next Eurovision representative.

Who is Ryan O’Shaughnessy?

Irish singer-songwriter and actor born in 1992, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, first hit the spotlight in 2012 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, following his participation in the television talent shows The Voice of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent.

Joining the team of former Eurovision representative, Brian Kennedy, in The Voice of Ireland, O’Shaughnessy managed to advance to the live shows of the competition, only to be eliminated in the first show.

At the same time, O’Shaughnessy’s audition on Britain’s Got Talent was airing across the United Kingdom and Ireland, in which the singer performed his own self-composed music during his time in the competition.

Advancing to the semi-final stage of the talent show, O’Shaughnessy qualified in first position to the final of the competition, eventually finishing in 5th position in the grand final.

O’Shaughnessy career has continued over recent years, signing a record deal with Sony Music and pressing on with his song-writing and production of his own music.

Would you like to see Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Ireland at Eurovision 2018?