This year’s Eurovision Irish entry has been selected. Our hopes all lie on an emotional ballad from young singer Brendan Murray that has something of an Ed Sheeran-kinda vibe.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Kyiv, Ukraine, this May. The chosen song was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman.

‘Dying to Try’ was chosen from over 320 entries by a judging panel of six industry professionals.

The ballad will be performed by Brendan Murray from Tuam, Co. Galway. He is a member of boyband Hometown, which announced they were taking a break last December. Their hit singles included 'Cry For Help' and 'Where I Belong.'

Check it out below and let us know what you think: