The official Eurovision results for the whole contest makes for absolutely dire reading for Ireland 3 months ago

The official Eurovision results for the whole contest makes for absolutely dire reading for Ireland

Eurovision published the semi-final results and they're grim for Ireland.

After Duncan Laurence's victory for the Netherlands at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, the organisers released the full results of the final and the two semi-finals.

Of course, Ireland's entry in this year's competition, Sarah McTernan’s song 22, was eliminated at the semi-final stage.

In terms of the two semi-finals in this year's competition, Ireland were rock bottom of all the participating countries, bottom of their semi-final, and had the lowest overall points tally between both semis.

McTernan’s entry only picked up 16 points.

After the performance, the 25-year-old from Scariff in Co. Clare told RTÉ that she "felt really happy in myself. I wanted to be able to look back and be happy and be comfortable with the performance myself so you know what, I was happy."

Despite her best efforts, McTernan was unable to add to Ireland's stellar history in the competition.

We've won the Eurovision Song Contest a record seven times in total and famously won four out of five contests in the 1990s. Aside from this, Ireland became the first country to win the event three times in a row.

However, we've not won since 1996 with Eimear Quinn’s 'The Voice.'

In terms of the other countries that received low scores in the semi-finals, Austria were next on 21 points and Finland only managed to secure 23 points.

As for the final, the UK finished dead last with just 16 points.

Here are the results of the first semi-final (the one that Ireland didn't participate in)

Here are the results of the semi-final that Ireland were involved in.

As for the final, you can look at the overall scores here.

 You can look at McTernan's performance here.