Ireland's Eurovision entry could face Russian broadcast ban
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Ireland's Eurovision entry could face Russian broadcast ban

IRELAND'S 2018 Eurovision entry could be set for a broadcast ban in Russia as the music video for the song features a gay couple.

Ryan O’ Shaughnessy and his song ‘Together’ will be performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon in May.

The video, which was released last week, features a male couple dancing in Dublin’s Temple Bar, and as a result, violates Russia’s strict anti-gay “propaganda” ban.

Eurovision rules mean participating countries must broadcast all entries during the live broadcast or face a possible ban.

While the promotional video for the song features a gay couple, it is not yet known if the live Eurovision stage performance will. Countries are not obliged to broadcast promotional videos for entries, just the live performance at Eurovision.

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O' Shaughnessy tweeted his reaction to the news last night.