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)