Saturday, January 28

David Shannon Competing to Represent Ireland in Eurovision Song Content

West End star David Shannon has been selected to compete to represent Ireland at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in May 2012.

There will be five acts competing and the winner will be chosen through the live The Late Late Show: Eurosong 2012 organised by the Irish broadcaster RTÉ on 24th February.

David Shannon will perform as a duo with Una Gibney and they are being mentored by show business agent Julian Benson. Una Gibney is a singer with the band Boogie Nights and spent a year on tour singing with Michael Flatley’s show Celtic Tiger. David Shannon has played leading roles in London’s West End including Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Cats and Sweeney Todd.

They are the third act to be announced and they are currently up against Donna McCaul and Jedward. Donna previously represented the Emerald Isle in 2005 but failed to qualify for the final. Jedward represented Ireland last year and came eighth.  The other two competitors are expected to be revealed in the coming days.

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