[UPD] Ireland: RTÉ presents the finalists

Patricia Roe

Patricia Roe, one of the finalists

Five artists have been picked by the five mentors who the Irish broadcaster RTÉ hired to search for the country’s next Eurovision entry. Today, the five finalists were revealed – their songs were premiered on Thursday on RTÉ 2FM from 2pm by Rick O’Shea.

The acts in running order:

1. Patricia Roe – Don’t Hold On (Mentor: Valerie Roe)

2. Eoghan Quigg – The Movie Song (Mentor:  Mark Murphy)

3. Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith – Heartbeat (Mentor: Hazel Kaneswaran)

4. Andrew Mann  – Be Mine (Mentor: Cormac Battle)

5. Laura O’Neill – You Don’t Remember Me (Mentor: Billy McGuinness)

National final will take place on February 28th and the audience can vote for their favorites together with regional juries.