Friday 25 May 2018

'I’m only fit to lie down in a darkened room' - Marty Whelan's reaction to Ireland qualifying for Eurovision final is everything

Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs his song
‘Together’ during the dress rehearsal for the first semi-final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Picture: Reuters
Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs his song ‘Together’ during the dress rehearsal for the first semi-final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Picture: Reuters
Azerbaijan’s Aisel performs “X My Heart” during the Semi-Final 1 for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena hall in Lisbon, Portugal, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
Saara Aalto from Finland performs the song 'Monsters' in Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, May 7, 2018 during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest semifinals take place in Lisbon on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10, the grand final on Saturday May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Saara Aalto from Finland performs the song 'Monsters' in Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, May 7, 2018 during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest semifinals take place in Lisbon on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10, the grand final on Saturday May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Eleni Foureira from Cyprus performs the song 'Fuego' in Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, May 7, 2018 during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest semifinals take place in Lisbon on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10, the grand final on Saturday May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
SuRie from Great Britain performs the song 'Storm' in Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, May 7, 2018 during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest semifinals take place in Lisbon on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10, the grand final on Saturday May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Spectators wave before the Semi-Final 1 for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena hall in Lisbon, Portugal, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Chris Wasser

All the action as it happened at the Altice Arena, Lisbon for the first Eurovision semi-final. For the first time in five years, we've qualified!

 

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