Ireland's Eurovision hopes are dashed as Brendan Murray fails to pass the semi-finals 2 years ago

Ireland's Eurovision hopes are dashed as Brendan Murray fails to pass the semi-finals

Brendan Murray failed to get Ireland to the Eurovision finals this year with his track 'Dying To Try'.

Here's Murray's performance in full in case you missed it:

Clip via Eurovision Song Contest

The internet reacted pretty much unanimously to the song, and Murray's unique vocal delivery:

Once it was announced that Ireland wouldn't be going through to the final though, the internet lit up once again:

It has been a while since we were considered a serious contender for the Eurovision crown, but sure there's always next year...