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Ryan O'Shaughnessy

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Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s music career first came to attention in 2012 when he appeared on the first series of The Voice of Ireland. He also simultaneously appeared on Britain’s Got Talent where he sang his original song “No Name” to high praise from the judges in his audition.

Initially in Britain’s Got Talent he was denied a place in the semi finals due to his contract on The Voice of Ireland, however this was overruled eventually meaning Ryan could continue in Britain’s Got Talent and made it to the final.

Later following a flurry of singles such as “Fingertips”, “Evergreen” and “First Kiss”, Ryan competed as an artist on the show The Hit. During the show he beat his former Voice coach Brian Kennedy in a chart battle when he released “Who Do You Love?” which managed to go into #3 in the Irish charts.

After establishing the record label Bayview Records, Ryan was internally selected to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. His song “Together” became the first Irish entry in five years to make the final. The song eventually finished in 16th place in Lisbon.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest

Ireland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and is currently the most successful country to have participated in the contest, winning a total of seven times. During the 1990’s Ireland was a powerhouse in the contest becoming the first country to win three years in a row from 1992 to 1994. Since 2000 Ireland has struggled in the contest having qualified from the semi-final into the final just six out of a possible 13 times. Ireland’s last top 10 result came in 2011 when Jedward finished 8th in Dusseldorf.

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