Non-binary artist Bambie Thug announced as one of Ireland’s Eurovision hopefuls

Bambie Thug will battle it out on The Late Late Show Eurosong special, hoping that their song 'Doomsday Blue' gets the public vote.

Promotional image of Bambie Thug. They are photographed from the shoulders up, wearing a white furry head piece and looking directly at the camera.
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Non-binary artist Bambie Thug has been announced as one of Ireland’s Eurovision hopefuls for 2024. The Cork-born musician revealed the news to RTÉ Radio 1’s Ray D’Arcy on Friday, January 12, with their song ‘Doomsday Blue’ also playing on-air for the first time.

The track comes as the result of wanting to “create a song that shapeshifted through several genres but still worked and made sense,” Bambie Thug told RTÉ.

“It’s why it transports you from alt witchy verses to killer screams, pop choruses, a jazzy middle-eight, before ending in a metallic roar of electro and heavy guitars. It perfectly showcases the different facets of me as an artist. I can be explosive and hard-hitting, but I can also be sweet and soulful.”


As a Eurovision fan, Bambie Thug revealed that it was during last year’s contest that they first voiced their interest “in ‘maybe one day’ applying”. 

“My friends were so encouraging that I decided to run with it…and here we are.”

When asked why the public should get behind them, they said, “I am the perfect wildcard. I bring a unique song and performance that is both infectious, genre-defying and pushes the boundaries of anything Ireland has ever sent to Eurovision before, and I think that’s what we need this year.”

They added, “As a proud Irish and non-binary artist, it would also be a massive honour to be able to represent such a huge proportion of our population that is so heavily underrepresented right now, the queer community.

“I guarantee that if you vote for me, Ireland, I will give it my all in Malmö, make you proud and bring home that win.”


Bambie Thug will face stiff competition from five other performers, namely Erica-Cody, Ailsha, JyellowL, Isabella Kearney and Next in Line. All of the acts will battle it out on The Late Late Show Eurosong special with the winner decided by a public vote. Tune in live on Friday, January 26, from 9:35pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

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