Deban: YES! Even with the shrilly vocals, Ryan Dolan cranks it UP! His vocals are on point, and when laced with Eurobeat, Ireland has got a sure-fire run into the finals. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling the Celtic LED projection, and the gym bodies on stage hark back to France 2012. It’s much too soon to do a rehash! Ryan needs to show more flesh to make the three minute presentation more cohesive. And boy, he needs charisma real quick!

Wiwi: We’ve heard of the luck of the Irish, and now we’ve seen the abs of the Irish. At his first rehearsal earlier today Ireland’s Ryan Dolan unveiled two shirtless studs who will bang on their drum while Europe ogles. Apparently the Eurovision.tv photographers were taken with them too. I mean, is the following shot really necessary?

Anyway, Ryan’s performance is very…busy. There is so much going on stage between the cluttered LED and the men beating their tools that I don’t know where to focus. And is it just me or did Ryan borrow Hannah Mancini’s outfit?! In any event, all this adds up to a spot in the finals for me. It’s mad…but it’s completely engaging.

Photo Credit: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

You can read our reviews of the Eurovision rehearsals by clicking here. You can also read our song reviews on the Wiwi Jury page, and read the lyrics to this year’s entries on our contestants page.

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Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Oh yeah! 😉

Scarlett
7 years ago

I think this will be okay with some tweaking. It will look great on TV and the arena will go wild. Good luck Ireland. Hoping the final beckons and a good result on the 18th.

Jordana
Jordana
7 years ago

LOLOL. um, are they trying to distract us from the songs? if so mission accomplished

Jessica C
Jessica C
7 years ago

is it un-ladylike to say they made me wet? because they did.

Simon O'Brien
Simon O'Brien
7 years ago

Awesome 🙂