Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry features moving gay romance
Ireland has unveiled its entrant for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon – and the music video features a moving same-sex romance.
The country has unveiled the track for the contest, with former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ryan O’Shaughnessy set to represent Ireland with the song ‘Together’.
The song is a moving ballad following a painful break-up, with the forlorn singer reminiscing about their past romance.
The lyrics do not explicitly reference the gender of the lover, but the track’s official music video makes clear it is about a gay couple.
The clip features dancers Alan McGrath and Kevin O’Dwyer as a couple on a date walking through the streets of Dublin’s Temple Bar – before busting out in an emotional same-sex dance routine.
The video was directed by Christian Tierney, choreographed by Ciaran Connolly.
The music video has won praise from fans – who are hoping the track will end the once-dominant country’s losing streak at the contest, having failed to qualify for four years in a row.
One wrote: “So Ireland finally has a song that will get them back into the final and the video just melted my heart and is perfection ️ ️ ️ ”
Another added: “oh my god OH MY GOD THE IRISH MUSIC VIDEO IM SOBBING THANK YOU IRELAND FOR THIS ITS SO BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU”
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