People might laugh at the Eurovision but for hundreds of millions across Europe it's very serious business.
Nicky Bryne gave it his best shot last night, but even a bit of Westlife fame wasn't enough to get us through to the final.
On the bright side, Irish people were on top form on Twitter. Here are some of the best tweets about us getting kicked out...
People of Ireland. Please remain calm. Do not take to the streets and riot. Stay with your families... #Eurovision
— Adrian Kavanagh (@AdrianKavanagh) May 12, 2016
— Anne Marie O'Connor (@Kitsgirl1) May 12, 2016
— Ruairi (@therevprev) May 13, 2016
Sure there is our wee Nicky, too bad his vocals are wee as well! Such a pity I don't think he'll make it! But go on Ireland #Eurovision ????????????????
— David Jaffray (@Jaffty21) May 13, 2016
— Katiee Hughes (@katiehughes247) May 13, 2016
— Rebekah Commane (@BekCommane) May 12, 2016
#Eurovision Ireland yet again fail to qualify. The gamble of using a Westlife backing singer failed to come off
— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) May 12, 2016
— denise (@BilbonaGins) May 12, 2016
Poor Ireland. The UK will graciously welcome you to the land of broken Euro-dreams. Don't worry, the bitterness can be fun. #Eurovision
— Naomi Smallwood (@Naomi_Smallwood) May 12, 2016
— Sean Garvin (@garvinsean) May 12, 2016
— Aodhán Gregory (@AodhanMcGregor) May 12, 2016
— Ryan Cullen (@RyanCullen90) May 12, 2016
— Dave Crowley (@davetcrowley) May 12, 2016
What an irony. Jedward were the last one from Ireland who qualified for the finals, when i remember correctly #eurovision
— Invisible (@NoShit_1) May 12, 2016
— Nikky Linnane (@NLinnane) May 12, 2016
They've still not forgiven Ireland for sending Dustin the Turkey. #eurovision
— Dan Mellett (@danmellett) May 12, 2016
Ireland: Next year I say we send a naked Twink covered in glitter, hoisted on the shoulders of Linda Martin in a gimp suit #eurovision
— Niecy O'Keeffe (@NiecyOKeeffe) May 12, 2016
— Claire T (@blueskycadet) May 12, 2016