Local singers set to compete in Late Late Show Eurosong special
Janet Grogan from Kingswood and Miles Graham from Clondalkin

Local singers set to compete in Late Late Show Eurosong special

TWO local singers will be among six performers who will battle it out on the ‘Late Late Show’ tomorrow, Friday, February 4, to be selected to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Janet Grogan from Kingswood, Tallaght, and Miles Graham from Clondalkin, will take to the ‘Late Late Show’ stage with the aim of impressing a national and international jury, and the general public.

The winner will be selected by a combination of the two juries’ scores and a public vote – with each performer hoping to be picked to represent Ireland at the song contest in Turin, Italy, next May.

Janet, who is a graduate of Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s popular music course and a past pupil of Presentation Secondary School in Terenure, will be performing a song called ‘Ashes of Yesterday’.

Written by Aidan O’Connor, John Emil and Sandra Wikström, Janet previously described the song as being “all about rebuilding yourself up after disappointment, to not let self-doubt or others bring you down.”

The skilled singer is a seasoned performer who made it to the judges’ houses stage of ‘The X Factor’ in 2016, and more recently made it to the final of RTÉ’s music-based game show ‘Last Singer Standing’.

Also performing on the night will be Clondalkin musician Miles Graham. He’ll be performing a song called ‘Yeah We’re Gonna Get Out of It’ which he co-wrote with Justin Broad and Paul Herman.

Speaking to RTÉ about the song, Miles said: “I wrote the song around April/May 2020 while on the first lockdown at home with my kids.

“I’m so proud of this song and the way it organically came about. It’s got a real sense of hope and community about it.

“It would be amazing if it ends up representing Ireland at the Eurovision. As a songwriter, to have my own children singing on the track is really so special.”

In 2015, Miles was a guest on Terry Wogan’s ‘Weekend Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 and he made his television debut on the ‘Late Late Show’ in 2018.

Janet and Miles will appear on the ‘Late Late Show’ Eurovision special this Friday, February 4, at 9.30pm where they will be among six competitors vying for the chance to take to the Eurovision stage to represent Ireland in May.

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