Ireland's Eurovision entry could face Russian broadcast ban

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IRELAND'S 2018 Eurovision entry could be set for a broadcast ban in Russia as the music video for the song features a gay couple.

Ryan O’ Shaughnessy and his song ‘Together’ will be performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon in May.

The video, which was released last week, features a male couple dancing in Dublin’s Temple Bar, and as a result, violates Russia’s strict anti-gay “propaganda” ban.

 

Eurovision rules mean participating countries must broadcast all entries during the live broadcast or face a possible ban.

While the promotional video for the song features a gay couple, it is not yet known if the live Eurovision stage performance will. Countries are not obliged to broadcast promotional videos for entries, just the live performance at Eurovision.

O' Shaughnessy tweeted his reaction to the news last night.

 

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