Eurovision fans 'speechless' as Ireland act Bambie Thug perform in semi-finals

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Ireland haven't qualified for the Eurovision final in eight years -Credit:BBC

After failing to qualify for the last eight Eurovision live finals Ireland have thrown everything at their 2024 semi-final performance leaving fans "speechless". Their act, Bambie Thug, who were performing Doomsday Blue, put on a very interesting show.

Combining hyperpop, electro-metal and screamcore it will either stop you in your tracks or send you running for the hills. Their performance is one for the ages.

Dressed as a witch, influenced by all things horror, Bambie Thug were accompanied by very strong lighting as they leapt around the stage and screamed some of their lyrics. There was even a costume change as they delighted the live studio audience.

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Viewers at home said: "Ireland. I am speechless. That was the most terrifying yet captivatingly good performance I have ever seen #Eurovision2024". For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.

Another added: "Ireland is pure horror but strangely captivating. Not normally my sort of song but what a strong performance. #Eurovision2024." And: "CROWN THE WITCH!!! IRELAND WILL WIN. BAMBY THUG YOU SLAYED. #Eurovision2024".

A fourth said: "Okayy Ireland! Soo soo good!! #Eurovision2024" and: "That performance from Ireland was f**king top tier #Eurovision2024 the crowd went wild." Want less ads? Download WalesOnline’s Premium app on Apple or Android.

The Eurovision live final will take place on Saturday, May 11, with coverage kicking off on BBC One at 8pm. In the semi-final, Ireland were competing against Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia, Finland, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Australia, Portugal and Luxembourg.

Only 10 acts will go through to the live final from the semi-final with Malta, Albania, Greece, Switzerland, Czechia, Austria, Denmark, Armenia, Latvia, San Marino, Georgia, Belgium, Estonia, Israel, Norway and the Netherlands competing for their spot at the second live semi-final on Thursday, May 9.