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09th May 2017

WATCH: Irish Eurovision camp bounces back from Norway slagging in new behind-the-scenes clip

You’d love to be there.

We’re coming down with a serious case of Euro fever in the office this week as excitement builds ahead of the Eurovision this weekend.

Our own Brendan Murray will take to the stage in Kiev on Thursday evening for the second of the live semi-finals.

Irish hopes for the contest were dealt a blow this week when Per Sundnes, the head of the Norway delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest, appeared on Norwegian telly and said that Ireland have “lost it completely” when it comes to the Eurovision.

Ranking the year’s Eurovision entries, he put Ireland’s entry ‘Dying to Try’ in last place with just one point.

Concerns were raised over Sundaes’ comments influencing other jurors and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organises the competition, acted swiftly.

It said in a statement that “Per Sundnes, who was part of the Norwegian jury, has been replaced with Erland Bakke due to a breach in Juror rules.”

Despite this setback, Brendan and the team seem to be in high spirits if this behind-the-scenes video is anything to go by.

The gang warmed up for the weekend during a night out with some of their fellow Eurovision competitors and Brendan absolutely nailed a Britney impression, to the delight of everyone else there.

Check it out here.

Thanks to Rayna Connery for sending this our way.