It wasn't to be for Brendan Murray last night.
Ireland's Eurovision hopeful failed to qualify for the grand final on Saturday after his performance Thursday night.
The singer tweeted his thanks for all the support, saying the experience was 'incredible'.
Thank you so much to everyone for all their love and support!May 11, 2017
And it would seem some people are still not very happy that the final will be without Ireland.
Morning starts not with coffee. It starts with crying because you realise that Ireland didn't qualify yesterday #Eurovision— happyland (@KatyshkaKatysk) May 12, 2017
Seemed a bit boastful in the news report that Ireland hadn't qualified for Eurovision 'four years running' on BBC 6 Music News, there.— Scaraboo (@Scaraboo) May 12, 2017
People played the Brexit card.
— Ciara Dunleavy (@CiaraDunleavy) May 12, 2017
And some wondered what the of reaction past winners would have been.
This never happened on Johnny Logan's watch...https://t.co/hANZrxAjfw— Anisa Subedar (@TheAnisaSubedar) May 12, 2017
Jesus Christ - another year of shame for Ireland - did Johnny Logan & Linda Martin die in the GPO for this?! #EUROVISION— Joe O’Shea (@josefoshea) May 11, 2017
What's another year, eh?
The good news for Brendan is that social media gave him a very favourable celeb look-a-like.
Coming away from watching the Irish #Eurovision performance with just one thought - @brendan_m96 and @JustinTrudeau look alike eh? 😳 pic.twitter.com/MPCIqgZrNv— Anthony Martin (@amtweetable) May 11, 2017
And naturally, there were plenty Father Ted references.
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) May 11, 2017
Should we just send My Lovely Horse next year?