It might seem all sweetness and light but The Rose Of Tralee is one of the most fiercely competitive contests out there.
After fighting it out for a place on the live shows, all of the Roses are dead set on making the most of their five minutes with Mr Dáithí Ó Sé.
There are certain boxes you have to tick - say nice things about your parents, outline your tenuous links to Ireland in minute detail, sing a song even if you haven't a note in your head etc - and knowing your regional geography is definitely one of them.
Spare a thought then for the poor Western Canada Rose, who made the mortal mistake of saying that Ireland was *gasp* in the UK during her interview.
Needless to say, people were not impressed.
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) August 22, 2017
One of the Roses seems to think Ireland is in the UK. I've got more chance of winning. #Roseoftralee
— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) August 22, 2017
— Eoin Keane (@EoinKeane101) August 22, 2017
She turned things around at the end with a cúpla focail and an Irish jig so maybe the judges won't notice...