The Late Late Show's host, Pat Kenny, announced tonight on RTÉ ONE channel Every song is a cry for love as the song that Brian Kennedy will perform in order to represent Ireland at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece. The winning song writer is . . . Brian Kennedy himself!
The Late Late Show on Friday, February 17th hosted Eurosong 2006, the show which decided Ireland's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece.
Throughout the programme, Pat interviewed several former Irish representatives at the Eurovision Song Contest and Linda Martin, who won the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, Niamh Kavanagh, who won the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet, Ireland, and Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan, who won the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland, performed their Eurovision hits.
Concerning this year's selection, Brian Kennedy performed three songs to be voted by Irish and Northern Irish viewing public:
Song A: The greatest song of all
Composer: Jimmy MacCarthy
Song B: All over the world
Composer: Don Mescall
Song C: Every song is a cry for love
Composer: Brian Kennedy
Meanwhile, the outcome of the voting among the audience present at the Late Late Show studio was as follows:
Song A: The greatest song of all– 19% of the votes
Song B: All over the world – 34% of the votes
Song C:Every song is a cry for love – 47% of the votes
In the end, the official national voting decided Song C: Every song is a cry for love as the winning song.
Due to its poor result in the 2005 semi final, Ireland will take part at the semi final of the 51st Eurovision Song Contest on 18th May.