Thursday 29 September 2016

Eurovision boost for Nicky Byrne as UK and Australia can vote in Ireland’s semi final

Published 25/01/2016 | 10:52

Nicky Byrne in studio waiting for his Eurovision semi final draw. Photo:@NickyByrne/Twitter
Nicky Byrne in studio waiting for his Eurovision semi final draw. Photo:@NickyByrne/Twitter

NICKY Byrne received a boost in his bid for Eurovison glory with news the UK will be voting in Ireland’s Eurovision semi-final.

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The allocation draw for the semi-finals of the music competition took place in Stockholm this morning.

Ireland was drawn first out of the pot, and landed a slot in the first half of the second semi-final, which will take place on Thursday 12th of May.

The UK, as one of the big five financial contributors, does not have to participate in the semi-finals, however get voting rights in one of the shows.

A draw last year allocated the UK voting rights in the second semi-final.

Later in the draw, Australia were also drawn to perform in the second semi-final.

Last year the country gained a pass to the final to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition, however this year it will have to qualify.

A large ex-pat population in both the UK and Australia could boost Nicky Byrne’s qualification chances.

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