Ireland, the most successful Eurovision country, has unveiled their song this year, Maps.
Lesley Roy got another chance. I have to admit that I was really pleasantly surprised by the song Maps, I liked it right away on first listening. Beautiful pop song with very simple yet special lyrics. Very pleasant to listen to, has a positive spirit and great for the Eurovision Song Contest. A far better choice than last year’s song Story of my life which I really didn’t like.
Ireland ruled the Eurovision scene in the 80s and 90s, but the last 20 years have really yielded poor results. For that reason I am very skeptical about the passage of this song to the finals, especially since it is in the first semifinal group.
Personally, I think the song Maps definitely deserves its place in the finals and at least the top 20. I hope the jury and the audience recognize the quality of this song because it is better than most currently selected songs. The semifinals will be very difficult for everyone and with all my heart I want Ireland to qualify for the finals, they absolutely deserve it.
Do you agree that this year’s song has a chance at the finals? What result do you predict?
Listen to the previous songs from Ireland: