Watch Ireland's moving Eurovision entry 'Together' by Ryan O'Shaughnessy

9 May 2018, 11:06 | Updated: 29 March 2019, 11:21

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Ireland were rejoicing last night when they reached the Eurovision final for the first time since 2013.

Singer Ryan O'Shaughnessy - who you might remember from Britain's Got Talent a few years back - made it through to the final after performing his moving track 'Together' in Tuesday's first semi-final.

Watch the performance below:

Ryan represented Ireland, which has more Eurovision wins (seven) than any other country, but has not won the competition since 1996.

'Together' is about the end of a love affair, and features two males dancers as the splitting couple.

Ryan revealed backstage how it was impossible to describe his feeling of qualifying for the final. "I think I speak for us all when I say that I'm so happy other countries can understand what we're trying to do here," he said.

"We're trying to make a little bit of a change, let people see that love is love.

"Other countries have seen that, so I'm just so happy that other people feel what we feel."

A second semi-final will take place tonight (May 9), before the grand final on Saturday (May 12). Singer SuRie will represent the UK with her song 'Storms'.