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Shay Byrne and Zbyszek Zalinski to present Eurovision Song Contest on RTÉ Radio 1

The irreverent duo of Shay Byrne and Zbyszek Zalinski are back to present the Eurovision Song Contest on RTÉ Radio 1. Shay and Zbyszek will be on air with the second semi-final on Thursday, May 8th at 8pm and with the Grand Final on Saturday, 10th May at 8pm.

Their Eurovision partnership began in 2011 bringing Ireland and Poland even closer together. Shay and Zbyszek are both fans of Eurovision, but they don’t take it (too) seriously. They don’t take each other seriously either for that matter. Byrne and Zalinski’s Eurovision commentary is a blend of facts and fun while allowing the listeners to make up their mind by enjoying the music, without being distracted by the sequins and the glitter. After all the best pictures are the ones on the radio. Shay and Zbyszek will also be taking over RTE Radio 1’s Twitter account for those evenings to join the global Eurovision conversation. As the Eurovision is in Denmark this year, Zalinski and Byrne promised to get their own back on the Vikings.

RTÉ Radio 1, Thursday 8 May, 8pm & Saturday 10 May at 8pm