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A song for Europe

LISTEN: One of these songs will be Ireland's 2014 Eurovision entry

The bookies say former X Factor contestant Eoghan Quigg is the lovely horse to beat.

YESTERDAY WE REVEALED that Ireland’s Eurovision 2014 hopefuls included former X Factor contestant Eoghan Quigg

Today we finally got to hear the songs they’ll be singing in the hopes of flying the flag in Copenhagen later this year.

All five entries were played for the first time this afternoon on Rick O’Shea’s 2fm radio show and the country is already divided when it comes to our chances.

Nobody wants a repeat of last year now, do they?

Listeners were eager to get in on the action as they tweeted along to O’Shea’s big #2fmeurosong reveal.

They knew what they wanted before the tunes even hit the airwaves.

So when the songs started coming, they were only too happy to give their verdict.

1. Don’t Hold On – Patricia Roe


(Mentored by Valerie Roe)
Song 1 got things off to a divisive start.


2. The Movie Song – Eoghan Quigg


(Mentored by Mark Murphy)

Bookies favourite Eoghan Quigg fared slightly better.


3. Heartbeat – Can-linn


(Mentored by Hazel Kanezwaren)

Can-linn’s Celtic vibes went down well with the masses.

But some couldn’t help noticing that Heartbeat seemed a little similar to last year’s winner, Only Teardrops.

4. Be Mine – Andrew Mann


(Mentored by Cormac Battle)

Next came 2fm DJ Cormac Battle’s offering.

Which some thought sounded a little bit like Nickleback’s Spider-Man anthem, Hero.

5. You Don’t Remember Me – Laura O’Neill


(Mentored by Billy McGuinness)

They did like the fact that things were wrapped up with a ballad.

But were worried that the song would live up to its name and be easily forgotten among the more ‘modern’ tunes.

So, who’s taking the horse to Denmark?

Catch the Eurosong final on RTE’s Late Late Show on Friday Feburary 28th to find out.

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