Thursday 23 November 2017

I know Eurovision's political and cheesy – but I still can't stop singing its praises

Kasey Smith performs the song
Kasey Smith performs the song "Heartbeat" during the second semi-final at the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen last night
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

I confess, I am a Eurovision fan. There is no other competition that produces a more wacky, weird and wonderful feast for the eyes and ears. Mind you sometimes the ears can be sorely tested. You can say what you like about the Eurovision but it is never dull.

Sadly Ireland failed to advance to the final stages of the contest. Kasey Smith and the Irish traditional group Can-Linn, performing 'Heartbeat' was not one of the 10 acts chosen from 15 competitors to advance to tonight's final.

Smith looked stunning and sang very well but for some reason the voters preferred the butter-churner with the big boobs from Poland and the bearded drag queen from Austria.

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