Daithi being spoon fed raw onions and 9 other stand out moments from the Rose of Tralee
It used to be harps and flutes, poetry and the 1, 2, 3, now it's limbo, raw onions and creepy presenter puppets. Here are the most memorable moments from the first night of the Rose of Tralee 2017...
Daithi in a blindfold with a peg on his nose being spoon fed raw onions
It all got a bit 50 Shades of Grey when Daithi was fitted in a golden tasselled blindfold and fed food. The heaps of raw onions and turnips prevented it from becoming too saucy.
If you're not watching #roseoftralee you're missing Daithí tasting onions with a nose peg and an eye mask made of nipple tassels— Sharon Leavy (@SharonLeavy1) August 21, 2017
Reaction to the Hong Kong Rose's story of getting gifted a diamond by a random man.
The audience cutaways are reason enough to watch the Rose of Tralee but the gobsmacked expressions on all those Rose sister's faces were priceless.
Pretty sure the Hong Kong rose just told us the diamond birthday story was bullshit in the Chinese lyrics of oh Danny boy #Roseoftralee— Duke (@DukeOSmiley) August 21, 2017
The Escorts montage
Swimming, cutting turf, dressing up as Charlie Chaplin, running in their boxers in the surf, and winking suggestively at the camera. What a cavalier bunch!
Derek Ryan's surprise cameo
Super fan and Fermanagh Rose Stephanie Maguire was beside herself when Derek arrived on stage. Still managed to pull it together and jive away.
#RoseOfTralee fermanagh rose and Derek Ryan dancing like a couple during the last hour of coppers— Grace (@GraceDennison3) August 21, 2017
The San Francisco Rose spoke eloquently and elegantly about the Berkeley balcony tragedy that claimed the lives of her sister and cousin. And presented Daithi with a sketch of his late father.
#Roseoftralee the San Francisco rose had such a tragedy with the Berkeley collapse 😢 ..she seems to be a lovely girl...— Simone Rapple (@sim1rap) August 21, 2017
Daithi in a novelty umbrella hat cracking a whip
There were several surreal moments of the Rose of Tralee but watching Daithi O Se Whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away while wearing a novelty umbrella hat was perhaps the most bizarre.
Daithi in an umbrella hat, cracking a whip - THATS ENTERTAINMENT KIDS #Roseoftralee— Kirsty Blake Knox (@KirstyBlakeKnox) August 21, 2017
Brilliant limbo dancing and also gave a scathing critique of Daithi's handshake technique. “Good but lingering”.
Donegal Rose kicking RTE camera man in the face
Ok, so it didn’t happen on live TV, but for those who did see it - it was brilliant.
The Westmeath Rose's puppet modelled on Daithi O Se will haunt your dreams forever.
Peer pressure proposals and proud as punch mammies and daddies
Daithi really piled on the pressure for an impromptu proposal, watching long term boyfriends squirm in their seats made for wonderfully cringe-y TV. The happy mama and dad was just TV gold.