Mooney’s Eurovision Melodies
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
David Brophy, conductor
Derek Mooney, presenter
Thursday 9 May, 8pm
National Concert Hall
In advance of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest (14– 18May, Malmö, Sweden), indulge your Eurovision fever with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and RTÉ Radio 1’s Derek Mooney.
A nostalgic celebration of the heady days of Ireland’s past success in Eurovision and in anticipation of future glory! The programme will include What’s Another Year?, In Your Eyes, Volare, Rock ’n’ Roll Kids – and there may be a few surprises!
Artists include Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington, Charlie McGettigan and more to be announced
Tickets: €15–€39.50 (conc. €13.50–€35.50)
TV and radio producer/director, Pat O’Mahony, could never be described as a Eurovision Song Contest fan. But late last year when it was announced that six of the biggest Irish names in Eurovision history would be touring Ireland together for the very first time, his curiosity was piqued.
In A Eurovision Affair Pat went behind-the-scenes of this unique travelling show, not only exploring up close and personal how it all came together over two weeks in October 2012, but also witnessing first hand the extraordinary affection that this pan-continental song competition inspires in the nation’s collective heart.
The “Best Of Eurovision: Ireland’s Winners” tour saw Johnny Logan, Dana, Linda Martin, Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan perform a whole host of favourite Eurovision hits, bringing audiences around the country on a very exclusive trip down Eurovision memory lane.
Of course getting this extra-special six-pack performance on the road was far from plain sailing.
In A Eurovision Affair Pat captures both the plethora of last-minute rehearsal chaos that would have damned lesser productions and how, out on the road, things rarely go to plan.
But he also gets a unique insight into the various rarely-seen relationships between the six stars of the show as they spend time together on the road, aware that if egos are allowed run riot it could all end in tears.
The Eurovision holds a very special place in the lives of people all across Ireland and A Eurovision Affair gives more than a passing hint of what it is that for so many makes it so magical and memorable.
A Eurovision Affair airs on RTÉ Two, Monday 18 February 2013, at 9.30pm
As from here
Below you can listen to the Irish Eurosong 2013 Entries as broadcast on the Derek Mooney show on February the 7th 2013.
Which is your favourite? Whom do you think will win?
The winner will be picked on the Late Late Show on Friday, February 22.
The Semi Final draws for Eurovision 2013 have just been announced in Malmö, Sweden by Pernilla Månsson Col, who was assisted by Josefine Sundström.
Ireland have gotten a good position in Semi Final 1 and this we are fortunate to have the UK & Sweden voting in our final as they traditionally give us good votes
The full results are as follows:
SEMI FINAL 1
- The Netherlands
VOTING IN SEMI FINAL 1
- United Kingdom
SEMI FINAL 2
- San Marino
- FYR Macedonia
VOTING IN SEMI FINAL 2
Lena & Jedward look set to storm ahead in the Eurovision next week, according to Google’s Eurovision 2011 forecaster.
Based on Google search data, it shows how popular each participant is and then calculates the scores they would get if the voting took place today! 50% of the score on the night comes from a professional jury so google can’t predict what their vote will be.
Google’s search data is updated every day for all countries participating in the contest, and search data from the participant’s own country is also excluded.
Google’s Eurovision 2011 forecaster can be found on this link http://www.google.com/landing/eurovision/index.html
Given the time of year I think it’s time for a Christmas themed post here on ESCIreland!
If you are ware of any other Christmas themed songs, please let us know!
Did anyone see the Hera Hera Bjork and the Volcano skit at the Eurovision Final?
Basically they had a small smoking volcano in front of Iceland in the green room and when the camera zoomed in, Hera put her had to stop the volcano.
Simple humour I know, but I thought it was hilarious as I’m a big fan of Hera. Some screen shots are below – you can click on them to enlarge them.