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Eurovision 2015: Ireland Knocked out from Second Semi-Final


Ireland, Iceland, Malta, Portugal, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and San Marino have been knocked out of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in the second semi-final on May 21.

Ireland is the most successful country in Eurovision history, with a total of seven wins.

Last night, Ireland couldn’t muster enough votes for their youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Molly Sterling

Sweden, the bookmakers’ favorite, sailed through to Saturday’s grand final in Vienna.Eurovision 2015 Ireland act Molly Sterling

Its act, Mans Zelmerlow, joins automatic qualifiers Austria, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and special guests Australia.

Despite Ireland’s historical success at Eurovision, it has struggled in the 21st Century.

It has taken last place twice, in 2007 and 2013, and failed to progress beyond the semi-finals five times since they were introduced in 2004.

However, Ireland has fared better than the Czech Republic, which has never made it to the grand final.

Israel, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Cyprus, Slovenia, Norway and Sweden are the 10 acts qualified to the final from Thursday’s semi-final.