Ireland has skipped the national final nonsense and has internally chosen Louis Walsh, I mean Brendan Murray (20) to represant the country in the coming Eurovision song contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. RTÉ has made an open call for songs for him. The submission window closes on January 16, 2017, so we won't be hearing the entry anytime soon.
Brendan is from boyband HomeTown that has just fallen apart. They released one #4 album and four singles off it, two first making it to #1 in Ireland.