Ireland has unveiled its entrant for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, and the music video features a moving same-sex romance.
The country has unveiled the track for the contest, with former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ryan O’Shaughnessy set to represent Ireland with the song ‘Together’.
The song is a moving ballad following a painful break-up, with the forlorn singer reminiscing about their past romance. The lyrics do not explicitly reference the gender of the lover, but the track’s official music video makes clear it is about a gay couple.
The clip features dancers Alan McGrath and Kevin O’Dwyer as a couple on a date walking through the streets of Dublin’s Temple Bar, before busting out in an emotional same-sex dance routine.
Russia has threatened not to broadcast Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry because it features a same sex couple, breaching the country’s law banning ‘gay propaganda’. Ryan O'Shaughnessy tweeted: "The Russians are now threatening a broadcasting ban because of my video for ‘Together’. Anti-gay propaganda regime at its finest! Hilarious if you ask me.."
Watch the clip below and enjoy: