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Sad note Lesley Roy thanks fans for support after failing to qualify for Eurovision final

"Thanks folks, what a fun staging ! Thanks for trying an unique concept for us and good luck for your next artist and staging. Goodnight and good luck"

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Lesley Roy (Ruth Medjber Photographer/PA)

Lesley Roy (Ruth Medjber Photographer/PA)

Lesley Roy (Ruth Medjber Photographer/PA)

Eurovision contestant Lesley Roy thanked fans for their support today in the wake of her failure to make it through to the the Eurovision final.

Despite a spirited performance, the Dublin singer missed out on the votes needed to carry her through to the final that will be broadcast at 8pm on Saturday.

“Thanks folks, what a fun staging ! Thanks for trying an unique concept for us and good luck for your next artist and staging. Goodnight and good luck,” she tweeted.

Lesley’s song ‘Maps’ went down well with fans in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam but in the end it is Norway, Israel, Russia, Azerbaijan, Malta, Lithuania, Cyprus, Sweden, Belgium and Ukraine who go on to Saturday night.

Taking to the stage just after 8.30pm the Balbriggan native gave an energetic performance of her song ‘Maps’ while running barefoot across the stage.

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Lesley Roy

Lesley Roy

Lesley Roy

Despite the disappointment fans from across the world were not slow to row in behind the Irish singer with many taking to social media to praise her performance.

“Great performance , well done… sadly Eurovision now has a huge element of voting on geography rather than the songs! … tough group in this regard last night,” wrote one fan.

“You gave a great performance Lesley. You were probably in the toughest semi-final in the history of the competition and it just didn’t happen on the night. I love your song,” added another.

One person joined in: “So sorry of the result. Great song you wrote. In fact I’ve been playing it and your 2020 song constantly on Spotify and in the car. I love them both! Europe made a major mistake."

“Thank you for such powerful performance. Your strong delivery and the emotional connection were over and above. You made this competition a little better,” one person tweeted.

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