Wannabe Popstar and Roscommon native, XNTHONY, has publically announced his intention to represent Ireland at the next Eurovision Song Contest outside the Gaiety Theatre, where Riverdance is currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
The artist, turned popstar will seek the guidance of the public in selecting a song for the competition in a series of special performances, titled Douze, in Smock Alley as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
XNTHONY is making a comeback. Equipped with as many fizzy pop songs as he can muster he’s on a mission to bring the Eurovision back to the people. He is building a platform. He wants to be your representative.
Will the public support XNTHONY in his dream. Or will someone else rip it from his clutches?
XNTHONY chose to make his public announcement outside the Gaiety Theatre where Eurovision favourite, Riverdance, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
Ireland is renowned for its record of the country with the most wins in Eurovision history and XNTHONY is keen to bring the country back to the glory days of Johnny Logan and Linda Martin.
Buoyed by a desire to let the public have a greater say in selecting their entry, XNTHONY has armed himself a host of catchy songs and his backing singers, The Penny Slots, to present Douze, a collection of intimate performances to let the public help in deciding what song they want to represent the country.
XNTHONY is a graduate of NCAD and a former first runner up in the Alternative Miss Ireland competition.
His work combines theatricality, media-making and music to create performance which unfolds both on stage and online. Recent works include KITSCHCOCK and My Name is B, an endurance piece inspired by obsession and The Red Shoes.