Bambie Thug wins vote to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2024

Bambie described Doomsday Blue as dealing with “being overlooked, about having your potential ignored”. As a queer performer, Bambie hailed 2014 winner Conchita Wurst for “open[ing] a lot of doors for people like me who are more of the obscure side of things. As a non-binary person I do represent a massive proportion of our country that is under-represented.”

Bambie will head to Malmö, Sweden in early May for the semi finals, before – fingers crossed – sailing to victory in the final on May 11.

Ireland has a reasonably history at Eurovision. Until last year, they held the record for most victories, seven, a gong now held by Sweden. Go on, Bambie, win it back!