Kasey Smith representing Ireland performs during rehearsals for the Second Semi-Final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. The second semi-final will take place this evening with the grand final on Saturday. Photograph: Nikolai Linares/EPA

Kasey Smith is optimistic and focused about representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. The 23-year-old from the northside of Dublin (...)

Irish entry Ryan Dolan at Eurovision  in Malmö, Swedenn in May 2013.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which produces the Eurovision Song Contest, has announced changes to rules regarding jury voting.Some 50 per ce(...)