Despite high hopes for Strabane’s Ryan Dolan our Eurovision entry came in last place out of 26 countries.
It’s time to practice saying “it’s all political voting anyway” and “it’s a farce Joe”, and prepare yourself for a nigh-on insufferable Liveline on Monday afternoon.
Denmark were the favourites going into the competition, and they were the outright winners with their barefooted Shakira lookalike.
The Swedish hosts put on an entertaining, and at times bizarre show, reminding us that Sweden gave us Ikea and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and that their men “don’t have titties”. We think maybe something was lost in translation with that one.
What did you make of the show? Did Ireland deserve to come last? Should we send My Lovely Horse next year? Let us know in the comments section…
And we’re off!
The comforting tones of Marty Whelan takes us through the intro film, featuring the symbolic journey of a caterpillar to a butterfly, representing… er… the journey of a Eurovision singer from warbling in the shower to fake tanned on the Malmo stage?
Ireland’s great hope is of course Ryan Dolan with Only Love Survives, written by Wez Devine.
Bagsy calling our first born Wez With a Z.
Here’s the Eurovision caterpillar. Doesn’t he look like a Lordi fan?
It was like a bunch of drunk referees joined a ska band, and one of their grandads was the lead singer. One lad was playing his trumpet like a guitar, and the old man gave one of them a belt on the head halfway through.
Okay so all the acts have performed now… the lad with the shoes, the hipster, the Hunger Games lady in the dress… the whole gang.
Voting now gets underway. Every person can vote 20 times and we can’t vote for Ireland :(
So who will you be voting for instead?
Speaking of voting, what’s the story with the voting numbers provided on the RTÉ website? Is there some kind of dastardly plan by Sweden to swipe votes from other countries? (as pointed out by Emmobemmo in the comments section):
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