GAOTH Dobhair artist ADGY has teased a special addition of a snippet ‘as Gaeilge’ to his Eurovision song ‘Too Good for Your Love’ ahead of tomorrow’s special Late Late show.
ADGY said he couldn’t shake the words of a catchy traditional Irish song from his head as he travelled on the bus home from Dublin. This inspired him to add some of his native language to his song because it “just felt really right”.
“There was something missing and the song was crying out for a bit more and once I started playing around with it and added the Irish to the song I loved it even more,” he said.
He told the Donegal News that everything he learned about music stems from Gaoth Dobhair, so he is extremely proud to put the Irish language forward for the Eurovision.
“It’s been decades since anyone has sung in the Irish language in the competition,” he said.
He teased the inclusion of the Irish language on his social media and received a wave of overwhelming encouragement from his fans.
But Andrew Carr’s most enthusiastic fan is his young nephew Noah who actually coined the name ADGY when he struggled to pronounce his name as a toddler.
His whole family are beaming with pride ahead of his performance, his parents, brother and sister will be showing their support from the audience.
“We thought we could get Noah a seat in the audience too, but unfortunately you have to be over 18, so he will be nearby watching from TV,” he said.
Andrew himself has always been a big fan of the Eurovision, his earliest memory of the contest was watching fellow Donegal musician Micky Joe Harte performing with his iconic green guitar. “He is still a legend,” he added in awe.
With his own performance just around the corner Andrew said the nerves have started to kick in but he’s trying to convert them into excitement.
He added that he is very grateful for the support in Donegal and from the local community.
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