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Champs to chumps – let's face music and forsake this painfest

Published 20/05/2013 | 05:00

Cringe. The annual Eurovision Song Contest post-mortem is under way, and it is even more depressing this year given our dismal performance in Malmo on Saturday night. Oh the pain of coming 'Paddy last'.

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Ireland's efforts to achieve Eurovision glory reached an embarrassing low with Ryan Dolan scoring only five points, compared to the 281 points scored by Denmark with their catchy winning entry, 'Only Teardrops', sung by the gorgeous 20-year-old, Emmelie de Forest.

We have had all kinds of everything representing us at the Eurovision in recent years in our desperate quest to hit the high notes and rediscover the winning formula that has seen us win seven contests, a record number of victories for any one country.

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