Lesley Roy dressed in a pink jacket against a purple background, holding her grey-blonde hair up.

DISCOVER Lesley Roy And Her Song “Story Of My Life” Which Would’ve Represented Ireland At Eurovision 2020

On the 18 March 2020, it was officially announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled, which means all these amazing songs won’t get their chance to shine on the Eurovision stage and some acts may not even get the chance to represent their country, Ireland had chosen Lesley Roy and her song “Story Of My Life” back on the 5 March. The big question is whether she’ll represent the country in 2021, but while we wait to find out, we can make sure that every song in the cancelled contest gets it’s time to shine, here on CelebMix.

Lesley Roy has been focusing on her career for over a decade, having signed with Jive Records and released a debut album in 2008, titled Unbeautiful, the title track of which charted in various countries around the world. Since releasing music in the late 00’s she went down a songwriting career path, writing songs for Adam Lambert, Jana Kramer, and various other artists.

This year, she was chosen as the Irish act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Story Of My Life”, through internal selection. Ireland chose an LGBTQ+ act after doing well in Eurovision 2018 with a same-sex dance routine on the stage of Ryan O’Shaughnessy‘s performance of “Together” which came 16th – their best placing since 2011’s Jedward with “Lipstick” which came eighth.

Watch Lesley Roy’s Music Video For “Story Of My Life” Here:

Last year, Ireland didn’t fare well, coming in last place in their Semi-Final with Sarah McTernan as their act with “22“. They were hoping to place better this year, but now that Eurovision 2020 is cancelled let’s see if they choose Lesley Roy again for next year.

Eurovision 2020 may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t listen to the songs, and it doesn’t mean we forget about the artists either. Join us here on CelebMix this year as we continue the Eurovision party in the coming months whilst we’re all staying at home, looking after ourselves, and doing our best to stop the coronavirus. So why not check out the other acts from this year who would’ve been on the Eurovision 2020 stage, such as Blas Cantó for SpainHooverphonic for BelgiumVICTORIA for BulgariaSandro for CyprusVincent Bueno for AustriaArilena Ara for AlbaniaTornike Kipiani for GeorgiaJeangu Macrooy for the NetherlandsVasil for North MacedoniaTom Leeb for FranceBenny Cristo for the Czech RepublicEden Alene for IsraelStefania for GreeceMontaigne for AustraliaSamanta Tina for LatviaDiodato for ItalyDestiny Chukunyere for MaltaRoxen for RomaniaTHE ROOP for LithuaniaUlrikke Brandstorp for NorwayAthena Manoukian for ArmeniaAlicja Szemplinska for PolandJames Newman for the UKSamira Efendi for AzerbaijanAna Soklic for SloveniaBen Dolic for GermanyUku Suviste for EstoniaDaði og Gagnamagnið for IcelandNatalie Gordienko for MoldovaBen & Tan for DenmarkRoxen for RomaniaGjon’s Tears for SwitzerlandGo_A for UkraineThe Mamas for SwedenVAL for BelarusSenhit for San Marino, and Damir Kedzo for Croatia.

The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest would have been hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals would have taken place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries would’ve competed in the contest.

What do you make of Lesley Roy’s song “Story Of My Life”? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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