The major promotion campaign has been in full swing for the past five weeks as the momentum builds towards 9.30pm on Friday when transmission of the live show gets underway. Adding further to the atmosphere of the evening will be a 90-minute broadcast on RTÉ Radio One from 8pm to 9.30pm, hosted by Shay Byrne, sampling the atmosphere in the green room ahead of the television show.

It truly will be a case of Ireland goes country in a massive way this Friday night. Together let’s make this one of the biggest nights of television viewing in Ireland this summer.

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