We did it! Ryan O’Shaughnessy only went and did it!
Ireland has made it through to the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest – for the first time since 2013.
So, as you can imagine people were a tad excited about the news.
So much so, we can’t decide who’s reaction is better – Marty Whelan’s or Derek Mooney’s friend, Martin from Dublin.
Marty, who’s been masking up his real feelings to the world for four years now.
Last night was the first time he could let loose:
— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) May 8, 2018
Martin Jones who thought it was all over – until it wasn’t.
THIS MAN NEARLY HAS A HEART ATTACK WHEN IRELAND GETS THROUGH TO THE EUROVISION FINAL! 😂🇮🇪😂 Video Credit: RTÉ's Derek Mooney! pic.twitter.com/eIeVLKXXF3
— Colm Flynn (@ColmFlynn1) May 8, 2018
Here are some other reactions we loved:
If there are not at least four Fr Ted references on your timeline, is it even Eurovision?
— lindsey maria (@Iindsselliott) May 8, 2018
— shane telford. (@MrShaneReaction) May 8, 2018
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 8, 2018
Fans in the Lisbon Arena did us proud with this rendition of our national anthem:
— Callum Rowe 🇳🇱🇳🇴🇫🇷 (@CallumRowe_) May 8, 2018
As O’Shaughnessy’s ballad, Together was accompanied by two male dancers acting out the romantic story of a couple about the end of a love affair, some were concerned whether it would be shown on Russian television.
Turns out, it was:
— Dima Nordstrøm (@DimaDeForest) May 8, 2018
Here’s what Ryan had to say:
— Laura (@kana_fan18) May 9, 2018
Dublin drag queen, Victoria Secret captured the reaction in The George Bar:
— Victoria Secret (@Victoria_Secret) May 8, 2018
That was just wonderful, exactly what #Eurovision is all about, inclusion and acceptance for all. Please vote for Ireland. It’s been 5 years since we reached the final! 💚🌈👬👫👭 #Ireland #LoveIsLove #Douzepoints @ireland pic.twitter.com/ob91QUM6aS
— Paul Dunphy Esquire (@pauldunphy) May 8, 2018
— Rach Leahy 🇪🇺 (@RachLeahy) May 8, 2018
— Reardens (@Reardenscork) May 8, 2018
— Alan 😬🍀 (@AlanMIreland) May 8, 2018