Running Order Position



Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith)


Heartbeat lyrics | lyrics in French

Music by

Hazel Kaneswaran, Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren, Patrizia Helander

Lyrics by

Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren, Patrizia Helander

Participating Broadcaster


History: Ireland
Event Points Place
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Second Semi-Final
Thursday, May 8, 2014
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About Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith)

Kasey Smith is 23 years old and hails from the northside of Dublin. She is from a known family of singers going back to her grandfather who was a showband singer. She rose to fame with the BT Music Award nominated girlband Wonderland in 2010 under the tutelage of Louis Walsh and Westlife’s Kian Egan. After Wonderland, Kasey travelled to Nashville, Tennessee where she focused on her solo career, writing songs and getting as much on-stage experience as possible in the city’s vibrant music scene.

Photo of Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith)

Upon her return to Ireland, Kasey competed in the 2013 Eurosong competition where she finished third place with the song Kiss Me. In the 2014 contest, Kasey went one better, teaming up with traditional Irish music act Can-linn and winning the right to represent Ireland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

Heartbeat is a passionate song ‘that shows why we are recognised globally as makers of fine music’ says Kasey’s mentor Hazel Kaneswaran. The song was co-written by Hazel, who sang for Dove in 1996 and has since presented numerous TV shows and performed around Ireland; Jonas Gladnikoff, who wrote two successful Irish Eurovision entries, Et Cetera in 2009 and It’s For You by former winner,Niamh Kavanagh, in 2010; Rasmus Palmgren, writer of the current Swedish Idol winning song, and Patrizia Helander, Swedish Idol 2007 finalist and experimental artist.

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