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As Eurovision 2019 Kicks Off, There Are Still Calls For An Ireland Boycott

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:15 PM - 14 May 2019

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This year's Eurovision Song Contest kicks off tonight in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the first of the two semi-finals.

The second semi-final will take place on Thursday, and the final on Saturday.

Ireland will be represented by Sarah McTernan, who viewers may recognise from her third-place finish on The Voice of Ireland in 2015.

She will be performing a song called '22', and will feature early in the second semi-final.

Calls are still continuing for Ireland to boycott the competition over Israel's oppression of Palestinians. A petition signed by 7,000 people was delivered to McTernan, urging her not to take part.

Would a boycott be effective, and would it make any difference?

John Caddell and Larissa Nolan discussed this in our music slot.

As Eurovision 2019 Kicks Off, There Are Still Calls For An Ireland Boycott

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