Ireland's Gay Dance on Eurovision Shows World That 'Love Is Love'

Ireland's Gay Dance on Eurovision Shows World That 'Love Is Love'

Ryan is hoping to make his performance at Eurovision stand out by having dancers Kevin O'Dwyer and Alan McGrath recreate the song's music video behind him.

The UK will be represented by Essex-born singer SuRie - who triumphed in Eurovision: You Decide in early February this year.

Rough translation: Australia is facing a more even field in Friday's second semi-final, where our biggest threat is Norway's Alexander Rybak, lifting our chances of a successful result.

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Eurovision is the longest running global televised song contest, bringing politics, extravagant stage sets, freakish and glamorous costumes, and plenty of song and dance together in a fight to the glorious end.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy will now perform Together at the final in Lisbon this Saturday.

"We were beside Switzerland and or a moment I thought this is it we're out".

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Israel has made the final round for the past four years consecutively, and has won the competition three times. Last year, fans had all but booked their trips to Italy for 2018 but were flabbergasted when Francesco Gabbani's entry went from bookies' favourite to finishing sixth.

However O'Shaughnessy took the final place, seeing off the likes of Azerbaijan, Belgium and Greece.

The Eurovision Song Contest is in its 63rd edition and is now underway in Lisbon, Portugal.

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With seven victories, Ireland is the most successful country at the contest, but finished in last place at the final in 2013. "I am feeling so happy and I am feeling so proud of my team". The final is on Saturday at 8pm and is live on BBC1.

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