Linda Martin & co has selected the six songs for the Irish final out of about 300 sent in from Ireland and abroad. One of the abroad ones is I wish I could pretend written by Lauris Reiniks, already an Eurovision veteran as he sung in F.L.Y. in 2003 for Latvia. Actually this song was also selected to the Latvian selection but he withdraw it from there once it made also the Irish final. The winner will be chosen by 50/50 jury/televote. The Irish final will be next Friday, February 20.