IRELAND – Ireland’s Eurovision song may not have been a big hit in the competition but there was one positive for Brendan Murray. The former Hometown singer was beaten in the semi-final of the competition with his song “Dying to try”. However, while Europe didn’t love the song, one eastern European country certainly did.
Speaking on TV3’s The Six O’Clock Show Brendan revealed that his single had gone to number one in Armenia surprisingly. He said: “Funnily enough, my single was actually number one in Armenia, number five in Slovenia and number 11 in the viral charts in Belgium. I didn’t believe that I’d got to number one in Armenia when I was first told, but then I saw it and I was like ‘that’s ridiculous, so weird'”.
The Galway man also left the door open for him to perform at next year’s contest but said to win it is very tough nowadays. He explained: “It’s such a different competition now and it’s going to get bigger every year, from what I’ve heard. There was a Chinese delegation there this year. It’s getting so big. There wasn’t 42 countries competing back in the 1990’s when Ireland did well.”
If Brendan does decide to go again next year he will be hoping that more countries like Armenia will be big fans and at least get him to the final. Ireland have not made it to the final since back in 2013.