Ireland’s representative in Eurovision 2013, Ryan Dolan, was confirmed to participate in Eurovision Live Concert last Saturday, but the singer didn’t travel to Portugal neither gave an explanation to the event organization.
“We clarify that everything was arranged and the tickets were sent so that Ryan Dolan and a companion could travel to Portugal and take part in the show on Saturday”, said to ESCPortugal sources of the organization.
But “no explanation was given and, in addition to the delays experienced with our communications, we noticed that the e-mail with the tickets had only been opened six hours after the scheduled departure time. The tickets had been sent a few days before”.
This is the first time in five consecutive editions that an artist supposed to participate in the Eurovision Live Concert misses it without explaining his absence.
SOURCE: ESC PORTUGAL