It's Lesley Roy for Ireland with 'Story of My Life'
The rumours are true – Ireland’s representative for Eurovision is Lesly Roy and she will be performing 'Story of My Life' in Rotterdam.
It had been rumoured for some time with fans that Roy was going to be Ireland's aritst.
The news was confirmed when she and the song were announced on RTE 2fm’s breakfast show.
Fans wanting to hear a live version can tune in to the Late Late Show on Friday night (Saturday morning Australian time) where Lesley will perform the song live for the first time.
Lesley is from Balbriggan in County Dublin, but these days often spends time in New York.
She began her career as a singer, initially signed to an independent Irish label Religion Music and in 2006, licensed to US label Jive Records.
She has released two albums where she is the primary artist, one where she has provided vocals and has been a composer on six others. She released her most well known album 'Unbeautiful' in 2008.
In recent years she has turned her focus more to song writing, and has written for artists such as Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, and Marlee Scott.
Ireland has won the contest seven times but have only qualified for the Grand Final once in the last six years.
Lesley will be hoping to emulate that achievement by Ryan O'Shaughnessy in 2018.