The stage is set as Ireland's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Ryan Dolan, has arrived in Malmo, Sweden.

Ireland’s Eurovision hopeful Ryan Dolan was welcomed to Malmo in southern Sweden at a special event hosted last night by Tourism Ireland.

27-year-old Dolan is set to perform his song, 'Only Love Survives', at next Tuesday night’s first Eurovision Semi-Final in the hopes of securing a place in the final which will be held on Saturday, May 18th.

The Irish Eurovision delegation attended the event last night in Fagan’s Bar in the city. Other delegations in next Tuesday’s Semi-Final attended, including Dina Garipova from Russia and the Lithuanian delegation. Ryan showed Dina a few Irish dancing steps.

Ryan has been working hard to promote the Irish song and last week travelled to Russia where he made an appearance on MTV Russia.