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6 performances which mean Ryan Dolan has a lot to live up to

He’s representing Ireland in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final.

TONIGHT, RYAN DOLAN will take to the stage in Malmo, representing Ireland in the first of this year’s Eurovision semi-finals.

He’ll be singing this:
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We would imagine he is abolutely bricking it, as well he should be.  After all, those who’ve gone before him have set a very high standard.

Although recent years have not been kind to us in terms of the Eurovision, we have produced some absolute whoppers.

Rock and Roll Kids – Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan

We never seem to rock and roll anymore guys, what’s that about?
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The Voice – Eimear Quinn

You bet your bottom dollar she’s the voice…the voice of a bloody angel!
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In Your Eyes – Niamh Kavanagh

Her heart was in our hands…
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Hold Me Now – Johnny Logan

Johnny is the king of Eurovision (notice how each of the commentators mentions him when they’re introducing the Irish acts?), and it’s really no surprise with performances like this one.
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Why Me – Linda Martin

Because you were the only woman for the job, Linda.
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Lipstick – Jedward

Clearly they’re a different type of act, but at least they were a bit of gas.
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So basically Ryan, you’d want to bring it tonight.  You’ve an awful lot to live up to.

No pressure like. (Obviously good luck and we’re sure you’ll be brilliant and all that too…) will be liveblogging both the Eurovision semi-finals, and the final on Saturday.  If you’re watching be sure to come back and join us!

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