Dying to Try

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"Dying to Try"
Dying to Try - Brendan Murray.jpeg
Single by Brendan Murray
Released29 March 2017
LabelUniversal Music
  • Jörgen Elofsson
  • Pär Westerlund
Brendan Murray singles chronology
"Dying to Try"
"Way Too Fast"
Republic of Ireland "Dying to Try"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
  • Jörgen Elofsson
  • James Newman
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Sunlight" (2016)   
"Together" (2018) ►

"Dying to Try" is a song performed by Irish singer Brendan Murray. The song was released as a digital download on 29 March 2017 through Universal Music, while its music video premiered on 10 March. It represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. It was written by Jörgen Elofsson and James Newman.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Murray was confirmed to be the Irish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on 16 December 2016.[2] He was recruited to compete by Irish entertainment manager Louis Walsh.[3] The music video to his entry, "Dying to Try", was released on 10 March 2017, while it was released as a digital download on 29 March.[1] Ireland competed in the second semi-final at the Eurovision Song Contest on 11 May 2017. They failed to qualify for the final.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
1."Dying to Try"3:00

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 10 March 2017 Music video N/A
29 March 2017 Digital download Universal Music


  1. ^ a b "IRELAND: BRENDAN MURRAY TO SING "DYING TO TRY" IN KYIV". March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (16 December 2016). "Ireland: Brendan Murray will sing at Eurovision 2017". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.
  3. ^ Adams, William Lee (16 December 2016). "HAS LOUIS WALSH PICKED IRELAND'S EUROVISION 2017 SINGER — AND IS IT BRENDAN MURRAY?". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.
  4. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Dying to Try - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 6 April 2017.

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