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Kasey Smith

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About

Quick Facts

Name
Kasey Smith

Born
29 March 1990

Nationality
🇮🇪 Irish

National Selection
Eurosong 2014

In Eurovision
2014 Copenhagen

Song
Heartbeat (with Can-Linn, 2014)

Biography

Kasey Smith is an Irish singer and songwriter best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as part of the band Can-Linn.

Born on March 29, 1990, in Dublin, Ireland, Smith started her musical journey from a young age. Her first major foray into the music industry was as a member of the girl group Wonderland in 2010, which was formed under the guidance of Louis Walsh and Kian Egan of Westlife. The band had some success, releasing a top ten album in Ireland before their disbandment in 2011.

After Wonderland disbanded, Smith returned to Ireland and began working on a solo career. She first attempted to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with the song “Kiss Me There”, but she didn’t make it past the national finals.

In 2014, Smith was chosen to represent Ireland at Eurovision as part of the band Can-Linn. They performed the song “Heartbeat”, which Smith co-wrote. However, they didn’t progress past the semi-finals. 

Despite her early exposure in the music industry, Smith has maintained a relatively low profile, continuing to make music and perform around Ireland. In 2019, she started performing in a resort in Dubai every Saturday evening. She did the job until COVID19 came.

Entries

Heartbeat (& Can-linn)

Country
🇮🇪 Ireland

Year
2014

Language
English

Lyrics
Jonas Gladnikoff
Rasmus Palmgren
Patrizia Helander

Music
Hazel Kaneswaran
Jonas Gladnikoff
Rasmus Palmgren
Patrizia Helander

Backings
Sarah May Rogers (Violin)

Results Semi

Points: 35
Position: 12
Running order: 9

Results Finals

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

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