Ireland’s entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest, sung by 1993 winner Niamh Kavanagh, has bombed in the final.
Niamh and her Titanic-sized ballad finished third from the bottom on a measly 25 points which is only three points more than Dustin the Turkey polled when he failed to get out of the semi-final two years ago.
Our nearest neighbours did even worse, coming last on 10 points, which at least gives the barstool England-haters something to gloat about before the World Cup
There were high hopes for Kavanagh’s entry – It’s For You – but her case was not helped by a stubborn sore throat which affected her performance.
The competition was won by Lena of Germany with her uber-catchy Satellite.
For Ireland, it’s back to the drawing board in an effort to recreate the glory days of the 1980s and 1990s. Having said that, given Europe’s perilous economic state, Germany is just about the only country that can afford to host it these days.