The unexpected message delivered at the end of Ryan's performance was powerful
Well, he didn't do this during Tuesday's semi-final.
However, on Saturday - and following his stellar performance of Together - Ryan O'Shaughnessy had a powerful, two-fingers message for the thousands of spectators gathered in Lisbon, as well as an estimated 200m TV viewers around the world.
The Dublin singer proudly said: "Love is love." And understandably his sentiment sent the crowd wild in Lisbon.
We love you, Ryan!
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 12, 2018
Dubliner Ryan's defiant statement was said in response to China hugely controversial censoring of his semi-final performance; the European Broadcasting Union banned China from showing the Song Contest final as a result.
— Seb Dance MEP 🌹🇪🇺 (@SebDance) May 12, 2018
China had blocked Ireland's act because of its same-sex story-line (ah here, lads!).
Still, that controversy certainly hasn't impacted on Ryan's popularity - plenty of folk are citing him as a potential winner.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) May 12, 2018
hope ireland wins cos i live for that gay shit #eurovision
— bastian (@badrepbas) May 12, 2018
People I love and want to win:
3.I missed the old guy with the recorder but i dont need to know anything else i love him
But also 1. GRAHAM#Eurovision
— Queen of Dolphins (@TheDobletOfFire) May 12, 2018
— Jedi James (@Genexican) May 12, 2018
— Chus Lampreave (@chus_lampreave) May 12, 2018
The results will be announced in due course - and we have fingers and toes crossed for Ireland.