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Ireland: Bambie Thug wins selection for Eurovision 2024

Ireland has picked its representative for Eurovision 2024 after holding its annual Eurosong competition this morning (AEST).

Bambie Thug will fly the green, white and orange flag in Malmô in May after winning over the Irish public and jury with their song 'Doomsday Blue'.

Eurosong was held as a special edition of broadcaster RTE's The Late Late Show and featured six acts who performed.

The winner was picked after voting from an international jury, a local jury and the public. Each group's votes counted for one third of the result. In each of the three votes, points were awarded from 12 to 2 to each of the six entries, based on their rankings.

Next In Line won the international jury vote, ahead of Erica Cody, Bambie Thug, Ailsha, JYellowL ft. Toshin and Isabella Kearney.

The tables were then turned in the local jury vote, with Bambie Thug earning 12 points, followed by Ailsha, JYellowL ft. Toshin, Erica Cody, Isabella Kearney and Next In Line.

The public vote was revealed last with Bambie Thug again earning 12 points, ahead of Next In Line, Ailsha, Erica Cody, JyellowL ft. Toshin and Isabella Kearney.

Bambie Thug triumphed overall with 32 points, with Next In Line and Ailsha equal second on 24 points.

The final results were:

1.Bambie Thug – 'Doomsday Blue' - 32 points

2. Ailsha – 'Go Tobann' (Suddenly) - 24 points

2. Next in Line – 'Love Like Us' - 24 points

4. Erica Cody – 'Love Me Like I Do' - 22 points

5. JyellowL ft. Toshín – 'Judas' - 16 points

6. Isabella Kearney – 'Let Me Be the Fire' - 8 points

Ireland will be hoping Bambie Thug can reverse the once-Eurovision powerhouse's recent form. The country has not qualified for the grand final since 2018.

They are the joint most successful nation in Eurovision history with seven wins - Sweden equalled their record last year after Loreen triumphed in Liverpool with 'Tattoo'. Ireland last won the contest in 1996 with Eimear Quinn's 'The Voice'.

Eurovision 2024 will be held in Malmô, Sweden from May 7-11. Ireland will find out which semi-final they'll compete in when the official draw takes place later this week.

Watch Sam and Kiel's wrap video of Eurosong 2024 below:

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1 Comment

Kerry Ahern
Kerry Ahern
Jan 27

Well, that’s a… choice

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