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Douze points: The UK will be voting in Ireland's Eurovision semi-final and people are delighted

Will you be watching?

Glenn Campbell Glenn Campbell

THE SEMI-FINAL draw for Eurovision 2015 took place today and we found out that Ireland will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.

That means we are in the company of countries like Norway and Portugal, as we battle it out in the popular song contest.

The one stand-out piece of news today is that the UK will be one of the three countries that will vote our semi-final and people are pretty happy about that:

There’s a little concern about our having to perform in the first half:

And the Eurovision conspiracy theories have started already…

The second semi-final will take place on 21 May. Will you be tuning in?

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