Brendan Murray to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2017

Brendan Murray will be representing Ireland in Eurovision 2017.

RTE confirmed that Brendan will perform at the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Who’s Brendan Murray? Brendan Murray is a former member of Irish boyband, HomeTown. The band were together for two years before announcing in December 2016 that they’re splitting up to pursue solo careers. HomeTown had a great career, for example, they had two number singles and a top five debut album. They’ve also supported the likes of The Vamps, McBusted, and Olly Murs.

What will Brendan be singing? The song Brendan will be performing hasn’t been decided yet. However, the final choice will be made after an open call of suggestions by RTE. Louis Walsh and the judging panel will overlook all the entries, but will not solely rely on the songs that are submitted via this process.

The closing date for entries will be at 5pm on Monday 16th January, 2017. You can send your suggestions to:

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
RTÉ Entertainment
Donnybrook
Dublin 4

If Brendan is successful, it will be first time the country has qualified since 2013. The country’s best result was thanks to Jedward back in 2011. The duo performed Lipstick in Dusseldorf, coming in 8th place which is the best result for Ireland since 2006.

We hope Brendan is successful too, and gets in the final. What do you think? Make sure to comment below or tweet us @CelebMix.