Ep 47: Eurovision Hopeful with Lesley Roy
In this episode of Fascinated I chat to singer songwriter Lesley Roy. As teenager Lesley would busk on the streets of Dublin and instead of dreaming of superstardom she actively chased it. She signed a record contract with and American Label and spent two years in Sweden learning to write pop songs under the direction of Max Martin who produced her 2008 debut album “Unbeautiful”. The album was released and expectations were high but it wasn’t to be. Lesley began cowrite for other artists like Ms Montreal and Adam Lambert. This year she was returned to performing and was due to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with her song “The Story Of My Life”. The song was released and lauded however on the 18th March the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
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