EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: IRELAND - 'Together' By Ryan O’Shaughnessy

Eurovision 2018 – Ireland

The Ireland song is called ‘Together and performed by Ryan O’Shaughnessy.

ARTIST

Ryan O’Shaughnessy was born in 1992 into a musical family. When he was 8 years old an opportunity arose for Ryan to play the character Mark Halpin in RTÉ’s long-running soap opera Fair City, a role he played for almost a decade. He matured as Damien Halpin’s younger brother and spent his teenage years on Irish Television screens. But by the age of 17, music had become his main priority and he left Fair City to pursue a career in music.

In 2012, while studying songwriting at college in Dublin, Ryan penned his first collection of songs. It was a busy year for him as he also appeared on the finals of both The Voice of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent. In his opening audition on Britain’s Got Talent, Ryan performed his now well known, self-penned song No Name which has had over 45 million hits on YouTube. Ryan was signed to Sony UK and released an EP which reached No.1 in Ireland and No.9 in the UK charts. During this time Ryan toured the length and breadth of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

SONG

Together was penned by Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Mark Caplice and Laura Elizabeth Hughes. The song was purposefully written for the Eurovision Song Contest by the three writers working in The Nucleus, a new Irish songwriting team and hub, founded by Hamlet Sweeney.

The Nucleus brings the international model of collaborative songwriting to Ireland.

VIDEO

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OPINION

Well this is a bundle of laughs is it not. I love what they are doing with this song and, of course, the video but is this just another soppy ballad from the Irish. Have they stopped trying to do something that could potentially win.

PREDICTION

I’m on the fence about this one. I think it all depends on the performance and whether it reflects the video. If it does then it will qualify, if not then it won’t.

LYRICS

We were drifting like two icebergs out on the ocean
I was doing all I could to keep you close
There were troubles in the water, you swore it was nothing
You said that we would always stay afloat

Why would you, look, look me
In the eye and lie, lie?

I thought we’d be together till we died
I’ll forever wonder why
I thought we’d be together till we died
I’ll forever wonder why

Have you been coming home so late in the evening?
Is there someone else that I should know about?
Stays a smile on your face that I haven’t seen
Since we started going on

How could you, look, look me
In the eye and lie, lie?

I thought we’d be together till be died
I’ll forever wonder why
I thought we’d be together till we died
I’ll forever wonder why

You said “Until death do us part”
And then you chose to break my heart
Remember, rock back to the start
We said we’d be together till we died

I’ll forever wonder why
I thought we’d be together till we died
I’ll forever wonder why
You said we’d be together till we died

I’ll forever wonder why
I thought we’d be together till we died
I’ll forever wonder why

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.