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Ireland's Eurovision Chances Have Been Slashed Already

By katedemolder

May 8, 2017 at 4:17pm

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Eurovision kicks off once more this week, with this year's entry, Brendan Murray, set to set the stage alight with his new song 'Dying To Try'.

Murray is apparently not too dissimilar to Eurovision winner Johnny Logan, giving us all great expectations for the week ahead. 

However, it seems that we're set to be knocked off our high horses pretty nifty - as Norway are pretty set that we're going to crash and burn. 

Speaking on their official countdown show to the Eurovision, Adresse Kiev, Per Sundnes, the former head of the Norway delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest, mentioned that the Emerald Isle have "lost it completely" when it comes to the song contest. 

In a part of the show where the judges rank the all the songs at this year's Eurovision, he only awarded Ireland's entry one point, the lowest of the lot. 

And while this is only one man, Mr Sundnes is an important one in terms of Eurovision. According to JOE, Sundnes has also been appointed a member of the official Norwegian jury for this year's Song Contest, meaning he's in charge of awarding points (or perhaps, not awarding them) to countries taking part in Thursday's second semi-final - in which Ireland will be competing. 

Yikes. 

It seems that someone has made his mind up already... Despite not yet seeing a live performance.

We certainly hope the incredible talented Brendan can change his mind. 

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