Lesley Roy – "Story of My Life" (Photo: Luca Truffarelli)

Lesley Roy will represent Ireland at Eurovision 2020 with "Story of My Life"

Lesley Roy will represent Ireland at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with Story of My Life after having been selected by Irish broadcaster RTÉ. Listen to the song here

The Irish broadcoaster RTÉ in conjunction with Radio 2FM has internally picked Lesley Roy to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2020 with the song Story of My Life.

The act has just been revealed on RTÉ 2FM Breakfast with Doreiann and Eoghan.

Ireland 2020: Lesley Roy – "Story of My Life"

Story of My Life

Story of My Life is written and produced by Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt and Tom Shapiro.

Irish national broadcaster RTÉ and THISISPOPBABY, a critically acclaimed theatre and events production company, have joined forces for this year's act. Co-founder of THISISPOPBABY Philipp McMahon has been appointed as Creative Director while fellow collaborator Philip Connaughton is in charge of choreography.

McMahon, Creative Director, says:

– We come at the competition as superfans, and when RTÉ played us the song we said yes instantly.

They are confident in the song and the performance:

– Our hope is to create a swell of support across the country for this epic song, and we will represent the country by turning out an epic Eurovision moment that is by fans, of fans and for fans. We're about to collectively have an Italia '90 moment, with added glitter! Next stop Rotterdam!, McMahon says.

Lesley Roy

33-year-old Lesley Roy, currently living in New York, is originally from Dublin. She is a singer-songwriter and has worked with the renowned Max Martin who produced her debut album Unbeautiful in 2008.

Since then her focus has been mostly on songwriting. Amongst the artists she has written for are Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, Marlee Scott and Deorro.

A Eurovision fan herself, she says she wants to "bring Eurovision glory back to Ireland once again".

Ireland in Eurovision Song Contest

Ireland holds the record of most victories in Eurovision Song Contest: Seven victories! The six of these victories were in the 80s and 90s:

Ireland 2018: Ryan O'Shaughnessy - "Together"
  • 1970: "All Kinds Of Everything"
  • 1980: "What's Another Year"
  • 1987: "Hold Me Now"
  • 1992: "Why Me"
  • 1993: "In Your Eyes"
  • 1994: "Rock 'n' Roll Kids"
  • 1996: "The Voice"

They have been in Eurovision since 1965 with 53 participation since then. Ireland has qualified for the Grand Final 8 out of 16 times since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004.

About the author: Selina (Germany)

Selina is a 23-year-old student from Germany. Her first memory of Eurovision is Lordi's victory in 2006 but it wasn't until after Alexander Rybak's "Fairytale" that she slowly was drawn into the Eurovision bubble.
Her favourite country in Eurovision is Italy.

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