They took part in a televised national final on Friday, on The Late Late Show’s Eurosong Special, and beat five other prospective contestants after votes from an expert panel and the public. Speaking about their win, Bambie has said: “I don’t know how I feel – I feel incredible! My words are gone… as a lyricist you’d think I’d have more to say but I’m speechless – I’m so excited and I promise I’m going to do you so proud.”
This means Ireland’s Eurovision song is set to be ‘Doomsday Blue’, a propulsive, suitably camp track taken from ‘CATHEXIS’. They’ll now travel alongside the UK’s entrant Olly Alexander (of Years & Years) to Malmö - where this year’s competition is being hosted - with hopes of qualifying for the grand final on Saturday May 11th.
You can read our recent interview with Bambie - as featured in our October 2023 print mag - and listen to ‘Doomsday Blue’ below.