Amid the name calling, shouting and a Linda Martin meltdown, Can-Linn and Kasey Smith stormed to victory in Ireland’s Eurosong with their song “Heartbeat”. Did they deserve to win?

Our readers and jury would seem to think so, but what say you?

Here’s a sample of what Twitter thought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Can-Linn and Kasey restore some Irish pride in Copenhagen? Read the lyrics below and decide for yourselves.

Heartbeat lyrics — Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith

White lightning upon us again
The walls now paper thin
And soon the sun’s breaking in
Don’t you know?
You Know?

How the world is not always true
Still my truth will remain in you
We’ll be braver and start anew
I know
I know
When the ocean’s way too deep

Keep your head high above the water
We can make it and break the border
Hold onto my heartbeat
My heartbeat
My heartbeat

Face the danger and face tomorrow
You’re a dreamer and you don’t know
That no story’s carved in stone
Just hold onto my heartbeat
My heartbeat

The ground may be caving in
And some wounds they may never mend
But we’ll rise up and try again
Don’t you know?
You know?

When the shore gets hard to see

Keep your head high above the water
We can make it and break the border
Hold onto my heartbeat
My heartbeat
My heartbeat

Face the danger and face tomorrow
You’re a dreamer and you don’t know
That no story’s carved in stone
Just hold onto my heartbeat
My heartbeat

Keep your head high above the water
We can make it and break the border
Hold on to my heartbeat
My heartbeat
My heartbeat

Face the danger and face tomorrow
You’re a dreamer and you don’t know
That no story’s carved in stone
Just hold onto my heartbeat
My heartbeat

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

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Deven O'Kearney
Guest

Do you know what, the fact that vocals were quite poor live is ONLY because it is on the Late Late Show. If it was on an Irish version of Melodifestivalen (National Song Contest), the live performance and vocals would have been outstanding and would have established themselves as the early favourites to win Eurovision 2014.

Lina
Guest

She is perfect,and i adore this song!!!Good job Ireland!!

Deven O'Kearney
Guest

If the rest of Europe choose crap songs Eurovision 2015 will be in either Budapest or Dublin. I would love it to be held here in Ireland next year 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex
Guest
Eoghan was great. The only thing I disliked about his song was the unmerited key change at the end – otherwise, it was an enjoyable tune with cute lyrics and a good vocalist. Can-linn’s entry sounded like it suffered from some bad audio mixing when they performed it live. The backup vocalists were inaudible, which made the chorus sound underwhelming. And yes, the dancing was strange – their constrained presence on that small stage was totally awkward. But Kasey sang well, and the song sounded nice enough. I do prefer Eoghan, but this is an okay choice. How well it… Read more »
D
Guest

Great choice by Ireland. So happy the best song one, definitely gonna get a better result than last year.

Robyn
Guest

At this stage, I don’t think the song is a winner, but it will surely do a lot better than last year’s effort. I’m most interested in how the song is going to be stage. Their Eurosong performance seemed too much for the tiny Late Late stage, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the stadium.

Ryanireland
Guest

Thanks Neo you have irl at no3. We would be happy with top 10 lol

bav
Guest

Neoranking:
1. Sweden Yohio – To The End
2. Azerbaijan Dilara Kazimova – TBD
3. Ireland Can Linn ft. Kasey Smith – Heartbeat
4. Albania Hersiana Matmuja – Zemerimi i nje nate
5. Estonia Sandra Nurmsalu – Kui tuuled pöörduvad
6. Ukraine Maria Yaremchuk – Tick-Tock
7. France Destan – Sans Toi
8. Spain Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing In The Rain
9. Norway Cir.Cuz – Hele Verden
10. Romania Paula Seling & Ovi – Miracle

Ryanireland
Guest

Best of a bad bunch. Linda Martin was a disgrace. . As for the song its like Teardrops but I think we will qualify at least. Lose the dancers. Too Irish! !!! Otherwise a good song compared too the others chosen. The only other good song so far chosen is Italia

Easpag
Guest

Niall Horan was telling people to vote for Eoghan Quigg. The fact that he didn’t win the televote shows just how much better Can-Linn and Kasey were than Eoghan.

Eurofan
Guest

Ireland’s a big one this year? yes? YES!

Anthony
Guest

#YesWeCanlinn indeed. I breathed a hugh sign of relief when she won.
Even Olly Murs has pestering everyone to vote for Eoghan! Frightening.

Dez
Guest

I’m soooo happy Can-Linn and Kasey won. I will definitely support Ireland this May.

Easpag
Guest

An excellent song. If Eoghan won with his cringey, sickly sweet song, I would have been so annoyed.

Adrian Kavanagh
Guest

Really good song and happy we’ve gone with this.

beccaboo1212
Guest

Oh heck yeah!!!!!!!!!!

William Lee Adams
Admin

I was so, so worried Eoghan would win. The best woman won!

Petar
Guest

1.Hungary
2.Ireland
3.Spain
4.Macedonia
5.Switzerland
6.Ukraine
7.Belarus
8.Italy
9.Iceland
10.Finland
11.Albania
12.Poland
13.Latvia
14.Malta

Callum Nowacki
Guest

It’s the most memorable entry, so the choice in Dublin was completely correct. For a moment, I thought Eoghan Quinn *cringe* would win, but the Irish stood ground and now have a respectable entry.

Zach
Guest

I believe they did deserve to win for they are bringing such great elements of Ireland into a modern tune that will be appreciated throughout Europe.