Eurovision contestant and singer-songwriter Ryan O’Shaughnessy of Ireland has been melting hearts since releasing his single “Together” earlier this year.
At first listen, the single sounds like just another love song. But it’s the music video that has everyone swooning. It features an adorable gay couple frolicking down the street after leaving Dublin’s Temple Bar.
Shortly after the video’s release in March, the song was labeled a “gay anthem” and became an international hit.
During last night’s Eurovision broadcast, 25-year-old O’Shaughnessy, who describes himself as a “versatile singer”, performed “Together” in the semi-finals, much to the crowds delight.
Halfway through the song, dancers Kevin O’Dwyer and Alan McGrath recreated their dance from the now iconic video, causing quite a stir in the audience when they first appeared on the set.
The performance was a huge hit and sent Ireland into the finals.
Of course, a lot of people were very excited about the advancement. But perhaps no one on the planet was as excited as this dude, who had a total meltdown when it was announced Ireland would be advancing:
THIS MAN NEARLY HAS A HEART ATTACK WHEN IRELAND GETS THROUGH TO THE EUROVISION FINAL! ???? Video Credit: RTÉ's Derek Mooney! pic.twitter.com/eIeVLKXXF3
— Colm Flynn (@ColmFlynn1) May 8, 2018
26 countries will participate in the Eurovision finals, which will be held in Lisbon next week.
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The streets of Dublin are the star for me. Along with the audience’s reaction. Like the song and dance as well, but I’m into really old music from the 1920’s and 30’s.
Great song, The vid of the guy nearly having a heart attack had me in stitches. Love the Irish.
I love this song. I love Eurovision, but…
This song was not labeled a Gay Anthem. Ever, its a song about the singer getting dumped by a girlfriend.
It wasn`t a hit (yet anyway) anywhere. Not even in Ireland.
By “versatile singer” he means a singer who can sing different styles, not whats intended by the writer
But yes, the performance was great and now Ireland will be in the final, for the first time in 5 years.
You’re forgetting the mention that the finels are next week according to this article, when the next semi final is tomorrow and the grand final is this Saturday.
@Queerty, do some more research on the biggest singing competition on the planet and huge waymaker for gay rights in the participating countries (countries who participate can not censor the broadcast. I.e. when a LGBTIQ+ act is on tv, if they do, they disqualify in the competition).
It’s a song about breaking up. If that’s what you consider a ‘gay anthem’, pass.
For HaguePeter: there is a big chance Russia will put the tv screens on black when this song is being performed. In order to “protect the family” it is highly likely that the by Putin controlled Russian state televison will neglect EBU (Union of European Broadcaster) regulations. Even when Russia would be disqualified.
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