Ireland's Eurovision hopeful Sarah McTernan has said she is being put through her paces while filming in Israel.

The 25-year-old singer from Scariff, Co Clare, is currently in Tel Aviv shooting her "postcard" segment, which introduces her to viewers on the night of the contest before she takes to the stage.

McTernan flew to Israel after performing on Dancing with the Stars on Sunday night, the first time she performed her Eurovision track 22 live.

Although not much can be revealed, we know she is filming in a desert location in Kibbutz Eilot. 

She said of the shoot, "It’s been amazing being here in Israel the last few days. People have been so welcoming.

"I’m out in the desert today filming my Eurovision postcard - I can’t reveal too much but the team I’m working with are super talented and putting me through my paces." 

Ireland's Eurovision hopeful celebrates birthday in Tel Aviv

The Voice of Ireland runner-up celebrated her 25th birthday on Monday and was presented with a Eurovision cake.

She said of the experience: "Children from the kibbutz presented me with a fantastic Eurovision-themed cake earlier and sang Happy Birthday to me. I was touched - it was really sweet and thoughtful of them.

"It's been such a memorable, enjoyable experience. I'm really looking forward to coming back again in May."

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She will compete in the second Eurovision Semi-Final in Tel Aviv on Thursday, May 16.