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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Nicky Byrne (with some parsnips) at the Ploughing Championships.
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Poll: Could Ireland (finally) win the Eurovision this year?
It’s been a long time.

FORMER WESTLIFE STAR Nicky Byrne has been chosen to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest next May, after RTÉ did away with the competition-and-mentor style format used to select recent contestants.

Despite holding the record for the most Eurovision victories, Ireland has been on a losing streak since 1996, when we last won the competition.

RTÉ is hoping for a change in fortunes with this year’s entry, Sunlight, a song co-written by Byrne with composer Ronan Hardiman and British songwriter Wayne Hector.

Listen to it here, and let us know what you think.

This morning, we’re asking: Could this be the year Ireland finally wins the Eurovision?

Poll Results:

No (7554)
Yes (1384)
Undecided (760)

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