Together with Ryan O’Shaughnessy, last Friday the viewers of the longest-running Irish TV show The Late Late Show had the chance to enjoy for the first time a live performance of their country’s 2018 Eurovision entry. Thus, the Irish participant gives us a teaser of what we are going to witness this May in Lisbon.
Calm but powerful appearance
Ryan O’Shaughnessy made a calm performance, as his ballad song demands. The latter is at the center, sitting and playing his guitar.
There are three backing vocalists accompanying him, one of them playing the piano on the left side of the stage, whilst the other two (one male and one female) are seated on the right. In the background, we can eye the song’s official music video.
About Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Born in 1992, Ryan is an Irish singer-songwriter and actor from Dublin. His career started within the world of acting, playing the role of Mark Halpin in the Irish soap Fair City for 9 nine years; from 2001 to 2010.
After undertaking a music course with the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in his early years, O’Shaughnessy decided to become a musician. In 2012, O’Shaughnessy took part in 2 talent shows almost simultaneously: The Voice of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent. Despite being eliminated from The Voice during the first live show, he managed to advance to the final of Britain’s Got Talent, finishing in 5th place.
Following his appearance in the Irish song-writing competition – The Hit – back in 2013, the singer has since continued to work on his own material, establishing the Dublin-based record label, Bayview Records, in 2015.
Ireland is set to perform 18th at the first semi-final evening on 8 May.