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IERLANDKIEV 2017

Louis Walsh wants song by Johnny Logan

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The Irish media tycoon Louis Walsh, this year responsible for the Eurovision entry of his country, wants to attract Johnny Logan as a composer.

Few weeks back became known that Walsh carte blanche by the Irish broadcaster RTÉ had gotten to the island for the first time since 2013 a further to the final. He sought and found the participant for Ireland in his HomeTown boys band. As we already know, the 20-year-old Brendan Murray in Kiev singing.

Today appeared in the Irish media an interview with Louis Walsh, in which he’s been a little bit in his cards are watching. The most difficult is about the search for a composer. Walsh would be none other than three-time Eurovision participant and winner Johnny Logan to convince. He won in 1980 with What’s Another Year as a singer, in 1987 with Hold Me Now as a singer, composer and lyricist and in 1992 with Why Me? as a composer and lyricist. Logan remains to this day the only artist who could win the Eurovision song contest twice as a singer.

The wrong people

‘ It would be great if Johnny Logan would write a song for us, “Walsh gives to in the interview. ‘ He knows the formula and know what works. There is no one better than he who knows how [Eurovision] to win. If he doesn’t want to, I’ll be in England go in search of a great lyricist. I’m sure of that. ‘

Walsh is aware of his heavy task: ‘ The RTÉ should qualify for the finals, because in the past they have the wrong people. You have a great song and a great singer. All other European countries send their best artists and take it seriously ‘, says the media tycoon. Already he sees it even if too difficult: ‘ If you have a good song, it can work. Jedward finished eighth (in 2011 with ‘ Lipstick ‘, ed.), and if they can, anyone can. ‘