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Did you see the Eurovision's bizarre 'robot riverdance' at half time last night?

The robots were a bit better than the people to be honest.

Robots Source: Youtube

THOSE WHO TUNED in to the Eurovision semi-final in Stockholm last night were privy to more than just Nicky Byrne crashing out of the competition.

While Byrne’s Irish entry ‘Sunlight’ failed to make it into the top ten and thus qualify for Saturday’s final, some solace could be taken in the Swedish presentation of the contest.

Not least of this was an interval show that took the audience through the history of dance.

With dancing robots.

robot gif1

Three human dancers joined three robots (think the kind of thing you see on a welding assembly line or in the movie Short Circuit as opposed to your average terminator) in a medley of dance-offs, taking in:

50 Cent’s In Da Club



70s disco Bee Gee style


and, of course, the obligatory…

Thriller zombie dance


There was even a rendition of Beyonce’s Single Ladies. What was going on with one robot giving his human counterpart a banana though… well, your guess is as good as ours. Still though, well done those robots.


The official Eurovision site describes the performance as exploring the “contrasts that divide and the similarities we share with our metallic friends”.

While that may be a little odd, the performance itself was great. Check it out:

Source: Eurovision Song Contest/YouTube

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