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Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry features moving gay romance

March 12, 2018 1:33 PM
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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 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

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