There's just a few short months until Eurovision 2020 takes place in Rotterdam (well, providing the Coronavirus doesn't scupper it), and Ireland's entry has just been revealed.
As was the case for the last few years, the public had no say in the selection of the entry. In 2020, Lesley Roy will represent us with the song 'Story of My Life' (hopefully) in the final on May 16th. She'll first compete in Semi-Final 1 on May 12th.
The 33-year-old is from Balbriggan in Dublin and released her debut (and only, to date) album 'Unbeautiful' in 2008. Since then, she has worked primarily as a songwriter for other artists, including co-writing songs for the likes of Adam Lambert.
The song itself is a zippy electropop tune with a big Katy Perry vibe, and it sounds tailor-made for Eurovision success, if you ask us.
COULD THIS BE OUR YEAR??!!!
Alright, we might have to beat Iceland, but it's within our grasp, surely.
Hear it below - and see the reaction on social media, too:
Truly love this, well done Ireland! ??
— Megan ?????? (@esc_megan) March 5, 2020
Many thanks @lesleyroyreal for this wonder of the song, which speaks of many lives, including my life, diversity and freedom, is the most important thing we have today, we are all unique! My support in #Eurovision2020 and in your music you have it! 🇮🇪❤️🌈 https://t.co/DpvdiK9JDy
— V I K Y ✨ (@viikygil) March 5, 2020
We may finally have something resembling at decent #Eurovision entry. It’s hard to care but if only for the sake of hummable tune and the unlikely event of #EURO2020 qualification... Come on #ireland 🇮🇪 https://t.co/SApXhcr059
— Declan Lynch (@lildec) March 5, 2020
Anyone else getting Katy Perry vibes from Ireland this year ? 😗🇨🇮 #eurovision
— 𝗠 𝗔 𝗧 𝗧 👨🚀 (@escmatt18) March 5, 2020