The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the beautiful city of Liverpool, England in May this year. Ireland has won the contest seven times, the first being in1970 with Dana singing ‘All Kinds Of Everything’.
There followed Johnny Logan in 1980 with ‘What’s Another Year’, Johnny Logan again in 1987 with ‘Hold Me Now’. Next came Linda Martin in 1992 with ‘Why Me’ Niamh Kavanagh with ‘In Your Eyes’ in 1993, Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan in 1994 with ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’ and the last time we won was in 1996 with Eimear Quinn singing ‘The Voice’.
2023 is the 67th Eurovision Song Contest and we in Donegal are hoping to see Ireland romp home as winners with a Donegal musician at the helm .
Six acts will compete on the Late, Late Show on RTE in February to represent Ireland this year and two of those acts are very talented Donegal musicians.
Leila Jane with her song ‘Wild’ is from New Mills just outside the town of Letterkenny and Andrew Carr, aka Agdy who will sing his song 'Too Good For Your Love', is from Bunbeg in Gweedore, Donegal. Let’s get behind them and push for a Donegal act to not only represent Ireland but to bring the win to our own county of Donegal.
We wish them each the very best of luck ~ and stay tuned … MORE UPDATES ON THIS VERY SOON.
We Love Donegal
We Love Donegal is a site dedicated to bring the beauty of County Donegal on the north west coast of Ireland to the world.