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Live Blog: Saturday 8 May

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Ireland take to the stage

Ireland have brought some really creative staging, with huge digital trees and camera frames that makes it look like Lesley is in a storybook.

The way it's set up on stage means you won't be able to see the full effect on the 30-second video we post later, but we watched it on a monitor in the arena and it looked really effective. I'm afraid you'll have to wait for the official second rehearsal video later in the week to see the full effect. We're all about building the suspense...