Thursday 17 January 2019

WATCH: This guy's reaction to Ireland making Eurovision final beats ALL other reactions

Martin Jones anxiously awaits the result of the Eurovision semi-final. Credit: Derek Mooney
Martin Jones anxiously awaits the result of the Eurovision semi-final. Credit: Derek Mooney
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Admit it, your nails are nibbled down to stubs and you pulled a hamstring leaping from the chair after the announcement that Ireland made it through to the Eurovision final last night.

However overjoyed your reaction was, however, it probably still didn't come close to Dubliner Martin Jones' who was very highly invested in the drama.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy gave a pitch perfect rendition of Ireland's entry, Together, but nobody could call the result as the voting came through from our European neighbours.

Martin pleads with the TV and utters a couple of expletives as he states, "We're going home, we're going home now lads" and predicts we're out of the competition.

He rocks back and forth in his chair and declares, "We may give this thing up because we're never going to f***ing qualify again.  Forget it, it's over."

As Albania are announced as a finalist, Martin thinks it's all over.

"Give it up!  We should give it up," he roars.  "The best song in the competition did not get through.  We should give it up. It's f***ing disgraceful.  It's a f***ing joke."



However, he then realises there's one more place up for grabs and it's nabbed by Ireland.

Cue lots of high pitched screaming and clapping - Martin is the epitome of happiness.

Here's Marty Whelan's reaction for comparison:

And Ryan's:

And the rest of Ireland followed suit:

Read more: Eurovision singer Ryan O'Shaughnessy: 'No one thinks Ireland has what it had...I hope RTE can afford it'


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