It is the same with Lithuania and Spain's entries.
I am happy that Ireland qualifies to the finals. I know the staging will elevate the song.
It is a nice little tune on its own but without good staging, I don't believe they stand a chance qualifying.
When I first saw the performance, I knew it will go through because it gives me chills.
if Ireland had a great result, they want to neutralize Cyprus in some way ? I mean, it would be odd to me to put two strong songs that close.
I know they did it the first time but I guess they didn't expect Ireland to do that well (even being 10th in the semi is in some sense "well" cause everybody saw this as a NQ)
Seriously, could have won... this is something Niall Horan would have put on his album. It's timeless, a quality entry and it feels very authentic. Very radio-friendly and could have been an international (radio) hit. Best Irish entry since Jedward 2011!