One of our past pupils Ryan Thomas is in the running to sing the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
20 Year old Ryan Jai, has submitted a song as a Swiss entry for the Eurovision 2016 and is asking for support from Irish people at home and abroad along with other music lovers, to vote for him through the online voting system that will see a number of acts selected to go through to the live shows on Swiss television early next year.
You can support Ryan by clicking on the link below and voting for his song Echoes. Voting will close on the 16th November.
Ever the performer, Ryan Jai started writing his own songs at about 13 years old and it was only when he entered one of his songs in a development programme that visited his school, was the quality of his work and performance soon realised.
Winner of the YADA Awards (Young Artist Development Award) in 2013
Finalist on RTE’s All Ireland Talent Show 2013
Wildcard selection for the Live Shows on The Voice of Ireland 2014
Winner of Dublin’s HIGHRISE at Foleys 2015
In the two years since winning a YADA Award, he has already come to the attention of top players in the music industry, from Major Label A&R in the US to being offered a place on the live shows of the Voice, which he graciously declined to pursue other avenues and is presently studying music at BIMM.
We really hope that Ryan is successful and we look forward to cheering him on in the Eurovision.