EUROVISION SONG CONTEST FINAL 2017

Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 (20) Image Name: Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 (20) Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/
Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 (11) Image Name: Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 (11) Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/
Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Image Name: Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/
Brendan Murray - Eurovision 2017 Image Name: Brendan Murray - Eurovision 2017 Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/
Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Image Name: Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/
Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Image Name: Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/
Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Image Name: Brendan Murray Eurovision 2017 Description: Brendan Murray representing Ireland at Eurovision 2017 RTÉ is delighted to officially announce the song that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision this year. Singer and musician Brendan Murray will perform the ballad "Dying To Try" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in Ukraine this May. The ballad was co-written by Swedish song writer Jörgen Elofsson and British song writer James Newman. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ 2017. Photography credit: Lili Forberg http://www.misslili.net/

Six countries are already through to the final – the Big Five of Spain, the UK, France, Italy and Germany as well as hosts Ukraine – but they will face stiff competition from the 20 countries who battled it out to make it through the semi-final stages.

[Hopefully, Ireland will be one of the lucky 26, with Brendan Murray competing in Thursday’s semi-final.]

Throwing a wry eye over proceedings for Irish viewers in the commentary box is the inimitable Marty Whelan.