This singer-songwriter, 34, from Strabane in Co.Tyrone is singing a song composed with Wez Devine. Ryan Dolan has played as a support act to many big names including Tinchy Stryder and previous Irish Eurovision entrants Jedward. Dolan said: "I am thrilled to have been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. I'd like to thank my family, friends and my mentor Stuart for all their support over the last few months. It's such an honour to have been chosen to represent Ireland at Eurovision. I can’t wait to perform in Malmő in May."