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The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - FOOD & DRINK - Tim Fan­ning

Back in the day, Ire­land could do no wrong in this com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing an in­cred­i­ble three-in-a-row in the early 1990s. But it’s been thin pick­ings since, with the ad­vent of televot­ing and the rise of East­ern Europe as a force to be reck­oned with in the world of cheesy, tacky, be­span­gled Europop. Yet again we’re go­ing for the ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ ap­proach, with the hopes of the coun­try rest­ing on Jedward (above) for the sec­ond year in a row. But first they have to get through the semi-final stage. The Lu­can duo are the last act to per­form on Tues­day. Hope­fully, for the le­gions of Ir­ish Euro­vi­sion (and, of course, Jedward) fans, they’ll make it through to Satur­day’s final. Tues­day, 8pm, RTÉ Two.

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