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Ireland's Performance At Eurovision Featured A Same-Sex Couple And People Loved It

"Imagine being a young LGBT+ person and watching that performance? Youโ€™re involved, loved and included."

Tonight, the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lisbon.

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And one of the most well-received performances of the night was Ireland's, which featured a same-sex couple throughout the performance.

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The performance drew attention after it was cut by a Chinese broadcaster during the semi-finals earlier last week. As a result, the organisation that broadcasts the Eurovision Song Contest terminated their contract with the broadcaster.

There was a romantic stroll across a bridge.

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BBC

And a beautiful dance routine.

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Before the whole thing ended with a snowstorm.

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People immediately took to Twitter to say how much they loved the performance.

Oh Ireland, this is beautiful #IRL

Absolutely loved Ireland! Really beautiful @Ryan_Acoustic #Eurovision #IRE

And expressed how genuinely moved they were.

This is why I bloody love #Eurovision because it provides beautiful moments like this to audiences of millions across the world, where LGBT rights are non-existent. Well done Ireland. #Eurovision โœŠ๐Ÿป๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ https://t.co/WH6WH70j2s

An openly straight Irish singer at #Eurovision singing a ballad about a gay couple? I'm not crying you're crying. #Loveislove Thank you, #Ireland.

Ok but I had goosebumps watching our performance #Ireland #Eurovision

They also thanked the contest for its representation and inclusivity.

Imagine being a young LGBT+ person and watching that performance? Youโ€™re involved, loved and included. Well done Ireland #IRL #Eurovision ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

My 12 points go to Ireland! on behalf of the lgbt community that was so beautiful and meant the entire world ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—

Wonderful song and performance from @ryan_acoustic Ireland all the way! Proud moment for all LGBT ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Thank you #Ireland, 'cause #lgbt represntation matters! #Eurovision

While others called it the performance of the night.

Seriously though, hats off to Ireland for the performance of the night ... just beautiful ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽต #Eurovision2018 #Eurovison #EUROVISION #EurovisionSongContest2018 #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTQI #LGBTQIA https://t.co/Md23HgnlFy

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