Kildare woman Patricia Roe a hot favourite for Eurosong win

Naas woman Patricia Roe enlisted the help of her famous sisters last Monday in a final push for Eurosong votes.

Naas woman Patricia Roe enlisted the help of her famous sisters last Monday in a final push for Eurosong votes.

Valerie Roe, Gillian Quinn and Berni Cafolla are lending their support to Patricia in her bid to win the competition this Friday to represent Ireland in Eurosong.

PR supremo and Naas resident Valerie, one of the competition’s mentors, chose her sister to sing her Eurosong Entry. Patricia’s original composition ‘don’t Hold On’ went on release on Tuesday, February 5, and is currently riding high in the caharts.

Patricia wrote the passionate very personal song for a big polished performance and she hopes to go all the way for Ireland.

The song was recorded in Dublin, with Patricia on lead vocal, accompanied by some of the cream ofI reland’s musicians including a dramatic interlude by international sax player Doc O’Connor. The video that accompanies ‘Don’t Hold On’ is now available on Youtube. It features featuring aerial footage of Patricia astride a beautiful Irish horse galloping on a beach with breathtaking red skies shot in Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow.

Eurosong 2014 is on The Late Late Show this Friday 28th February. Patricia will be accompanied on stage by Out of the Blue singer Dean Gibbons who was featured on XFactor last year, as well as Nikki Kavanagh.

Doc O’Connor from the Camembert Quartet will do a sax solo, Alan McGrath will be on drums, and concert pianist Blaithin Dunleavy will be on a baby grand piano & backing vocals.

Ireland’s Eurovision entry will be selected by a combination of public and regional jury vote.

This year’s Eurovision will be held in Copenhagen,Denmark, on 10 May.