Ryan O’Shaughnessy did Ireland proud at the Eurovision this year sending an important message of love out into the world.
Russia refused to broadcast his performance as it featured a gay romance but Ryan told Goss.ie he thought it was important to send a message with his song.
“I wanted to make sure there was a little bit of a message behind it and I wasn’t just going over and dancing around,” he said ahead of the IFTAs in the RDS.
“I think the positive message was well received by most and then you know there’s a couple of countries that didn’t really accept that message but that just opens up another conversation.”
He described the experience as a “surreal” and a “whirlwind”. The Dubliner wants to keep it in the family for 2019 and see his mum fulfill her dream of representing Ireland in the Eurovision!
Watch the full interview here.