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.
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.