People love Ireland’s Eurovision performance for all the right reasons

People love Ireland’s Eurovision performance for all the right reasons

Last night's Eurovision Song Contest had plenty of memorable and controversial moments.

The competition was won by Israel whose performance was criticised online for cultural appropriation.

Elsewhere, the UK entry, SuRie was interrupted by a stage invader mid-way through her performance in a disturbing moment.

There were some nice moments to treasure to such as the song from Cyprus, which took the Internet by storm.

Perhaps the most heartwarming performance of the evening came from Ireland.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy's song 'Together' was a sweet ballad but the actual performance, which featured a gay couple throughout, won everyone over.

Watch the full performance below.

Although the song was only good enough to finish sixteenth overall, earning 136 points from the public, the internet loved how progressive, refreshing and honest the performance was, especially given Ireland's history with LGBT+ equality.

This overwhelmingly positive response to the performance follows on from the news that a broadcaster in China was banned from showing the final after it censored LGBT+ content.

Mango TV pixelated rainbow flags and cut the entirety of Ireland's performance as well as Albania's during the semi-final, which prompted the European Broadcasting Union to halt their relationship with the channel.

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