We could be seeing the return of a Donegal man to the Eurovision stage this year, as Donegal singer-songwriter ADGY has been selected as one of six acts to battle for the role.
ADGY, aka Andrew Carr, says he is “beyond excited” to be in the running to represent Ireland.
It’s 19 years since Lifford’s Mickey Joe Harte and his green guitar took to the stage to sing “We’ve Got the World” in Riga.
Now, Bunbeg native Andrew could be following in his footsteps as one of the final six acts with a chance of representing Ireland in Liverpool.
“I am so excited to be part of this and compete to have the chance to represent my country in the Eurovision!,” he said.
ADGY wrote the dance tune Too Good for Your Love in collaboration with producer Boksay.
The song originated as a piano ballad during lockdown, but the final version emerged as an an upbeat, high-tempo dance track.
ADGY’s music career took off in 2020 when he signed a record deal for his release Like You Do with Universal Music Group. Since then, he has accumulated over 10 million streams globally across streaming platforms and radio.
He told RTE: “I’ve been a songwriter for as long as I can remember, and I’ve written for lots of artists, as well as myself. But it’s my dream to perform live on stage in front of a large audience, and I hope to do more of that this year”.
“Too Good For Your Love” is out this Friday the 13th of January. You can listen to a preview on RTE.ie here.
Ireland’s Eurovision semi-finalists will all compete in a special edition of The Late Late Show in February.
The other finalists include Public Image Limited, fronted by former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, indie band Wild Youth, Jennifer Connolly, Leila Jane, K Muni & ND (Kofi Appiah and Nevlonne Dampare).
Liverpool will host Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine in May.