Ireland's entry to the Eurovision song contest "Together" - co-wrote by Wicklow man Mark Caplice -has made it through to this year's final in Lisbon. "I love Eurovision so I have been searching for the right opportunity to be part of it. I have a strong Finnish and worldwide team with me, together we're able to make great things happen". "I was always a musician and it helped me overcome these obstacles".


Back in March we featured Ireland's Eurovision video entry, "Together", by singer-songwriter Ryan O'Shaughnessy, which featured a gay couple dancing down the street after leaving Dublin's Temple Bar. Following countless days and hours of preparations, the first live show from the Altice Arena is already over, and its results are (yaaas) in!

The second semi-final, which includes Australia's Jessica Mauboy, is scheduled for Friday, May 11, and you can tune in live at 5am AEST.

They will hope to overturn Spain's dismal performance in 2017 when "Do It For Your Lover" performed by Manel Navarro ended in twenty-sixth place - and last.


Related news:

Share this:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump pledges to get ZTE back in business
May 14, 2018 - 06:05
ZTE, as one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, relied on US companies such as Qualcomm and Intel for components. Oclaro, which earned 18 percent of its fiscal 2017 revenue from ZTE, fell 17 percent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top English Premier League match report Southampton v Manchester City 13 May 2018
May 14, 2018 - 06:02
City are due to celebrate their title success with an open-top bus parade through the streets of Manchester today. Mary's, made even better as news filtered in of Swansea's defeat to Stoke .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Puel rues Leicester's poor game management in thrilling Spurs defeat
May 14, 2018 - 06:01
Vardy was unmarked to head Mahrez's fourth-minute free-kick into the far corner for his 19th league goal of the campaign. They led 3-1 at the break before Tottenham roared back to take a 4-3 lead.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mother's Day: A Celebration in Million Times
May 14, 2018 - 05:50
For all I know, there may even be a Disreputable Uncle Day. "Alicia, Thank you for your continued support and leadership". My mother was not different from the other mothers in our Northwestern Kansas town in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dragon float catches fire during Disney World parade
May 13, 2018 - 00:37
Cast members shooed parade attendees away from the malfunctioning float, and a Disney employee extinguished the flames. A Disney worker is inside its neck and the float is surrounded by costumed staff.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cate Blanchett leads Cannes female stars protest for equal pay
May 13, 2018 - 00:36
Blanchett has criticised Cannes for once again failing to invite more female directors. However, only 7 percent of all Hollywood blockbusters were directed by women in 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top N.Korea schedules nuclear test site dismantlement
May 13, 2018 - 00:35
Kim has declared the development of the North's nuclear force complete and that it had no further need for the site. Kim a year ago oversaw a string of missile and nuclear tests , drawing the ire of the global community.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 14-year-old arrested, 1 shot at CA high school
May 13, 2018 - 00:35
Lydia said she then heard two gunshots before she and her mom drove away. "We barricaded the room", she said. The suspect fired about 10 rounds and told his father that he had fired into the air, McDonnell said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Khloe Kardashian blasted for putting filter on first photo of True
May 13, 2018 - 00:34
"She's so strong and she's doing the best she can". "Happy one month old, mama", Khloe says in a video posted to her Instagram . My body is not doing what I feel like my mind is telling it to do, so that's a struggle, but's only day one.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law Discriminatory
May 13, 2018 - 00:30
He predicted that as a result of the bill's passage, "countless young people... will be stigmatized by state-sanctioned hate". Jeff Colyer vowed to sign the legislation, citing the importance of religious groups in finding youth loving homes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nawaz Sharif's 'Mumbai attacks' statement triggers criticism
May 12, 2018 - 21:10
His statement is seen as a reference to the trial against Pakistani suspects of the attack in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court. To a question on his ouster from office, Nawaz Sharief said "Militant organisations are active".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ireland's introduction to Test cricket after 144-year wait ruined by rain
May 12, 2018 - 21:01
Few Pakistani fans echoed the sentiments of Akram who objected Pakistan team's move to give their customary green stripe a miss. Ireland went on to bag back-to-back wickets to make it 13-2 in what was a memorable start to their inaugural Test match.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump claims he saved almost $999800000 on US embassy in Jerusalem
May 12, 2018 - 21:00
The protests also took place at the contact points in different cities, including the northern entrance of Bethlehem and Ramallah. The protest was the latest in a series of protests across the Islamic world sparked by Trump's announcement in December.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zinedine Zidane refuses to rule out Neymar move
May 12, 2018 - 20:59
We have to finish this season, the rest will come after. "Good people have chemistry", he said to reporters. I haven't asked Neymar personally because I don't get involved in these things.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Health workers fear ebola could spread from Congo
May 12, 2018 - 20:58
The virus is also spread through sexual contact. 17 people have been confirmed dead after an Ebola outbreak in Équateur Province. Congo's experience of Ebola and its remote geography mean outbreaks are often localised and relatively easy to isolate.