Ireland’s Eurovision hopeful for 2013 – Ryan Dolan – found himself in a spot of bother yesterday moments before they were due to get ready for their rehearsal. The gang managed to get locked into their dressing room moments before they were due to go onstage. Their Swedish guide (though we have our suspicions they may have been Danish lol) had the key of their warm up room and she was nowhere to be found. There was a bit of panic in the camp but Ryan managed to save the day by un-bolting the door with his accrediation badge – in true MacGyver style!!
(YouTube Video Courtesy of ESCKaz)
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – RTE/The Star.ie/Eurovision Ireland
Categories: Eurovision 2013 - Dress Rehearsals, Eurovision Finals 2013, Ireland
Yeah, come back and say that the next time The Netherlands comes last. Or fails to qualify. Again.
I am inclined to agree here. This year was such a shame and I felt the same the year we sent Niamh. Both songs were great, this one being more contemporary, fun and well performed. This was a song that was current and should have sailed into the top ten. Instead it struggles out of the semis and limps into last place,. When you see Lithuania, Greece, Romania, Belgium and Armenia doing much better it is v.frustrating. Feel so sorry for Ryan and unfortuantely credible artists will in future stay clear of the NFs because they know like we do that there is a strong chance of finishing bottom five. What a shame the contest has gone like this and this needs to be looked at as it is spoiling it for everyone
Only three top ten placings since 2000? We would kill for results like that. Stop whining, better luck next year.
I voted for Ryan btw, but my fellow coutry men apparantly didn’t. Too bad, I liked the song.
Greetings from Holland.
I agree Anita. I’ve always been a fan of Eurovision, and I always will be, but it’s not for Ireland anymore.
Just look at Greece, they could send a farting goat ,and not only would they qualify for the final….they’d make the top 10….that speaks bundles for the way Eurovision has gone. I was so proud of Ryan and the team on Saturday night. They did a great job.
Right, I know the temptation to conduct long and painful post-mortems of tonight’s less than satisfactory events is probably overwhelming at the moment, but I believe it’s time to face the facts. RTE seriously needs to reconsider Ireland’s position in this contest. Does it make economic sense to spend tens of thousands of Euros sending an act to Eurovision just so it can be ignored by everyone come voting time? We had a decent song, a really good production, and the best possible draw. That, coupled with a fair amount of media interest in the run up to the event, translated into just five measly points. Our record since the turn of the century has been, quite frankly, abysmal. We’ve tried ballads, up-tempo songs, established names, and novelty acts; and where has that gotten us? Only three top ten placings since 2000. We haven’t finished in the top five in 16 years. SIXTEEN YEARS.
Lads, the writing’s on the wall and has been for a while now. It’s time to pack up and go home. I hate to sound defeatist, but when you have countries like Azerbaijan who can send any old rubbish and are still guaranteed a top ten finish year after year, then it’s time to move on. Our time has passed; it was nice while it lasted, but now it’s over. We should withdraw. Immediately. And never look back.
So long Eurovision. It was nice knowing you. (Once).