McCaul thinks the event is very competitive in 2021.
A former Eurovision representative from the midlands believes Ireland will get through to the Grand Final this year.
Lesley Roy will sing her song Maps in the semi finals of the song contest in Rotterdam tonight.
Athlone's Joe McCaul took part in the competition in 2005.
He says a good live vocal will be important as the competition is high:
Here is our entry for 2021: