It was an evening of music and heartrending stories on the final night of the Rose of Tralee. We round up our Top 10 moments of the big night.  

There was a LOT of tin whistle and woodwind action on tonight's show, from slow airs to Kerry polkas, but the musical winner (this year and, indeed, over most years) was Germany Rose Áine Sullivan and her beautiful operatic voice. 

Would you like to swing on a star? Well, a hoop: Having already made the shock decision to drop Monday night's Cinzano man look by donning a more traditional blue tux, Dáithí dusted down one of Monday night's most eh, novel props and had a spinning time.

Another musical highlight came from Down Rose Orlagh McNally and her talent on the piano. Beautiful. 

Sydney Rose Aisling Walsh played a beautiful slow air, which turned into a Kerry polka.

Live first aid: Just when you thought you were watching an episode of Blue Peter from 1975, you probably were. We needed a lie-down ourselves after this.

New Zealand Rose Niamh O'Sullivan had an epic romance story that seemed to go on longer than Game of Thrones - seasons One to Seven . . . 

After playing the Kim Jong-Un card on Monday night, the bould Dáithí laid his Trump card on Texas Rose Lydian Lawler Lopez and asked her about the US President's plans to build a YUGE aka a bigly wall at the border with Mexico. She gave a very sensible and sensitive answer.

Sligoman Shane Filan came onstage and sang a very heartfelt version of Bryan Adams' Heaven, which seemed to strike a real chord on the night . . .  

. . . as you can see from the backstage singalong.

Offaly Rose Jennifer Byrne triumphed over 31 fellow Rose finalists from all over the world to be crowned the Rose of Tralee 2017. Congratulations!

Click here to see our Top 10 moments from the first night of the Rose of Tralee

Alan Corr @corralan

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