Mentors revealed for Ireland

Mentors revealed for Ireland
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The Irish broadcaster RTÉ has revealed the names of the mentors who will be behind the five different acts that will be contesting The Late Late Show Eurosong final on Friday 22 February 2013. This format has been used successfully in the past two years, and on both occasions saw Jedward reach the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland.

For 2013 five new mentors have been appointed representing different backgrounds in the entertainment industry in Ireland.

In the coming weeks they will source songs and singers who, in their view, will compete to best represent the country.

The line up of mentors are:

Mairéad Farrell - Radio and television presenter.

Shay Healy - Songwriter and performer, who composed What's Another Year? the winning song for Ireland in the 1980 contest.

Mark McCabe - Radio DJ and producer.

Niall Mooney - Songwriter who was part of the team behind the Irish entries in 2009 and 2010.

Stuart O'Connor - Producer

Details on the five acts and songs will be announced in the New Year. The winner will once again be decided by a combination of public vote and regional jury.

RTÉ Eurovision Co-ordinator Michael Kealy said "The five mentors this year represent a wide range of experience and talent from the world of music and show business and I believe the songs and acts they choose will deliver a very exciting and competitive Eurosng final in February".

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  • Posted on 17 January 2013 at 14:49
    It's gonna be so boring this year without Jedward. xxxxx report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 November 2012 at 21:18
    This does not bode well, some nobodies, Shay Healy and that awful Farrell woman. Seems like RTE have already decided they do not want to risk coming anywhere near the winner's enclosure. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 November 2012 at 06:30
    Jedward were a great act , but not to the taste of the voters . I'm not Irish and don't really know the media pro's mentioned . Mentors certainly help , as long as the performer can maintain their own creativity and originality ! report to the moderator