No we Can (linn)'t - Ireland’s Eurovision entry fails to secure place in Eurovision Final
Published 08/05/2014 | 22:12
Ireland’s Eurovision entry Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith and their song ‘Heartbeat’ has failed to be selected for Saturday’s Eurovision Grande Finale.
Up to 100 million people tuned into the second semi-final show tonight as 15 countries, including Ireland, took to the stage in Copenhagen, Denmark to compete for the final ten places available on Saturday night’s show.
Unfortunately for Can-linn, Kasey and all the production team, the Irish performance failed to impress the voters.
A delay in the results announcement meant it could have been a close call for Ireland in tonight's semi-final.
Tonight saw Israel, Norway, Georgia, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Finland, Ireland, Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Switzerland, Greece, Slovenia and Romania perform.
The bookies’ favourites included Romania, Norway, Greece and Austria, all of whom were selected.
Ireland’s record in the semi-finals has been quite good - acts from the Emerald Isle have featured in eight of the semi-finals and qualified from five of them, the exceptions being Donna and Joe in 2005, Dustin in 2008 and Sinead Mulvey in 2009.