RTÉ is pleased to announce that Ireland will once again be taking part in the annual Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in the UK in May 2023.


The Eurovision Song Contest is a global phenomenon, it is the world's biggest live music show and one of the most popular annual television events on the planet reaching hundreds of millions of viewers in Europe and worldwide on social media platforms.

The show is particularly popular with youth audiences and younger adult viewers throughout Europe. RTÉ wants to hear from contemporary artists and songwriters with the talent and ambition to compete and succeed in this highly competitive environment. This is a rare and valuable opportunity for artists and songwriters to gain exposure on a global scale - the rewards for achieving a top ten result in the final can be significant and as a result the competition attracts top professional talent from all over the world.

Submitting a Song

If you are an accomplished songwriter with a proven track record of success in the music industry, we would like you to submit a song (with a suitable performer(s) attached) to be considered to represent Ireland.

All recordings of songs must be submitted in MP3 192kbps format and be complete, be professionally recorded and in their final form - no demos, unfinished work or substandard recordings will be accepted.

Submissions must have a performer(s) already attached, performer(s) must have the talent, drive and ambition to compete at the highest level before a global audience of over 200 million people. Performer(s) putting themselves forward (with a song) must have intrinsic and obvious appeal to the core youth audiences who make up a significant amount of Eurovision viewers and fans.

Entries will be considered by a panel of music and entertainment industry professionals and Eurovision fans selected by RTÉ. Performer(s) may be invited to audition in the RTÉ studios in Dublin.

A shortlist of songs and performers will subsequently be invited to perform live on television early in 2023 on a "Eurosong Late Late Show Special" when a winner will be selected to represent Ireland in accordance with a selection process on the night to be confirmed by RTÉ.

All entries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Songs submitted must strictly comply with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 which can be found here: www.eurovision.tv/page/about/rules

RTÉ reserves the right to arrange, produce or otherwise alter any song/performance selected for the purposes of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Songwriters/composers may only submit one song (including co-writes) for consideration and the song must not have been submitted for consideration to any other country participating in Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration. Please include a photograph of the performer(s) and a short biog.

The songs (lyrics and music compositions) must be original and must not have been released and/or publicly performed in part or in full before the 1st September 2022.

In all cases RTÉ will have the final say on which song and performer(s) will be Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest 2023 entry and RTÉ and the EBU will retain final decision on the eligibility of any entry and the application of the rules.

Entries will ONLY be accepted through the online form on www.rte.ie/eurovision . No entries will be accepted by post, on CD, cassette or any other format, neither will we accept links to Wetransfer, Soundcloud, Dropbox or to any other third-party sites such as YouTube, Spotify, Tidal or other streaming platforms.

Although we wish to encourage and identify promising new talent for the future, this is probably not an opportunity for beginners or people with limited or no experience of performing in public to large crowds.

The closing date for submissions is 6pm on Friday 28th of October 2022.

RTÉ reserves the right at any stage up to the "Eurosong Late Late Show Special" to invite established songwriters and/or artists to submit entries and to include any such entries in the shortlisted Eurosong final entries eligible for selection on the "Eurosong Late Late Show Special".