Irish final on 22 February with 5 mentors

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RTÉ, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, the Irish national broadcaster has exclusively revealed to that the 2013 Irish national final will be held on 22 February on the Late Late Show and will be aired live on RTÉ.  The Irish national broadcaster  has also disclosed to that the 5 mentors mechanism will be used again in order to select the artists for the 2013 Irish Eurovision national final. RTÉ is yet to select the 5 mentors.

Last month the Irish broadcaster confirmed to that Ireland will compete at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest next May in Malmö. We now know that the task to coach and select the 5 acts that will compete at the 2013 Irish Eurovision national final will lie in the hands of 5 mentors.  The names of these five will be revealed shortly.

Ireland holds the record of winning the Eurovision Song Contest 7 times ( 1970,1980, 1987,1992,1993,1994 and 1996). The Emerald Isle also holds the record of  winning and hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 3 years in a row!

Stay tuned to for more information regarding the 2013 Irish Eurovision Song Selection.

Source:, RTÉ



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Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani

Head of International Relations & Communications

Sanjay (Sergio) joined in December 2006 as an editor. He was appointed as the Head of Press of in 2011. Hereafter in 2016 he was promoted as the Head of International Relations & Communications at ESCToday. Sergio has covered the Eurovision Song Contest live 19 times since 2000, having worked for several international magazines and media outlets.