Euro­vi­sion 2018

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

It looked like an ex­cit­ing night for all of the Ir­ish con­tin­gent at Euro­vi­sion 2018 in Lisbon. Por­tu­gal put on a spec­tac­u­lar show fea­tur­ing four up­beat fe­male hosts and some amaz­ing py­rotech­niques. Ire­land’s Ryan O’Shaugh­nessy per­form­ing the song ‘To­gether’ was broad­cast in the fi­nal three per­for­mances.

Mean­while back at the ranch sup­port­ers gath­ered in Ho­ran’s to cheer on Ire­land’s en­try, co-writ­ten by our very own Cappy Caplice (or as Marty Whe­lan re­ferred to him as Cappy Capleece). It was a great achieve­ment for the en­try to make it through the semi-fi­nals and what­ever hap­pened af­ter that was go­ing to be fair game. In this com­pe­ti­tion any­thing goes and any­thing can win.

Dur­ing vot­ing Ire­land was moved up and down the leader board adding to the sus­pense, though it be­came clear that we were not go­ing to catch up with the lead­ers Cyprus and Is­rael. The pop­u­lar vote added an un­ex­pected ele­ment to the vot­ing shoot­ing some coun­tries up to the top five.

In the end Ire­land came in 16th, not a shabby per­for­mance at all and a credit to the song­writ­ers. Well done to them for putting Ire­land back in the Euro­vi­sion game. Ev­ery­one in Baltinglass was and is proud of Cappy’s part in that.

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