Ryan will join the other four nominees to perform live on The Late Late Show on Friday, 22nd February - the winner will be picked that night, on the show.
Music producer Stuart O'Connor is working with Ryan on his entry, which is a song of his own composition called 'Only Love Survives'.
The Strabane man is the current favourite with Paddy Power to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2013 at odds of 15/8.
And speaking to Highland Radio, Ryan said he begins a two week promotion tour of the country today....
Ryan Dolan - Only Love Survives