Wild Youth Selected To Represent Ireland At The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

Move over Måneskin! There's a new Eurovision group in town!


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From ABBA to Måneskin, the Eurovision has produced some amazing bands, and an Irish group could be joining their ranks as Dublin’s Wild  Youth has been chosen to fly the Irish flag at this year’s competition.

The lads were selected during last night’s Late Late Euro Song special, receiving twelve points from both the public and jury vote, for their song We Are One, which Conor O’Donohoe wrote with Grammy-nominated songwriter Jörgen Elofsson.

We are certainly in good hands as the group is well established having toured with Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi, Westlife, and Kodaline. Along with already having a whole host of Irish hits.


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Sharing their excitement at heading to host city Liverpool in May, they told host Ryan Tubridy: “We’re shocked, shaking, thank you to everyone who voted for us, we just hope we can do the best job for Ireland.”

“We wanted to take a risk and do this and so many people told us we were mental, but we wanted to do this.”

The lads certainly got the stamp of approval online as fans rushed to congratulate them.

Model Thalia Heffernan wrote: “GWAN lads”

Chef Donal Skehan said: “Wahey!!! Well done lads!”

While music producer Christian Tierney commented: “Hup the boys”

Ireland currently holds the crown for most Eurovision wins, with seven under our belt since first entering back in 1965. But Sweden is creeping up behind us with six wins, so here’s hoping the lads defend our record, and make it eight wins for Ireland this year.

Earlier this week it was announced that Ireland will perform during first Eurovision semi-final on Tuesday, the 9th of May.

Here’s wishing them the best of luck!