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A lot of people reckon Paul Ryder was robbed of a place at the Ireland's Got Talent final

A divisive result.

(Spoilers ahead, obvs)

THE FIRST LIVE semi-final of Ireland’s Got Talent took place at The Helix last night, which had a lot of DCU students past and present tickled … And traumatised.

Performers on the night included singer Christopher King, aerial performer Keeva Air Candy, singer Tamara Operi, dance troupe FKFT, puppet act Mini Puppet Popstars, singer Linda McLoughlin, singer Matt Dood and drag artist Paul Ryder. AND exhale …

After Tamara, Keeva, Mini Puppet Popstars, Matt and Christopher were sent home, and with FKFT through on the public vote judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Denise Van Outen and Jason Byrne had to decide between Linda and Paul what act would proceed to the final.

igt Source: TV3

Louis said he couldn’t believe he had to pick between the two acts, saying that they were “so different”, but ultimately had to stand by his golden buzzer act, Linda.

Source: TV3

Denise Van Outen said it was a “really tough decision”, but also backed Linda. Jason sealed Linda’s fate by also voting for her.

Fans were DEVO for Paul, who performed Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ on the night.

For those feeling hard done by, never fear – Paul still has a chance of being selected as the wildcard by the judges, meaning he’ll get a place in the final if he’s picked. And if Michelle Visage has anything to do with it …

What’s the verdict? Should Paul have gone through to the final?


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