The backing dancers for the Irish Eurovision Song Contest entry had a narrow escape today when two of them fell through a table.

17-year-old Donna Bissett and 20-year-old Lindsay Cowap, both from Dublin, were doing a jig on the table when it collapsed.

The incident happened around 5.30pm in Kiev after a news conference by the Irish Delegation.

Neither of the girls was hurt in the incident and afterwards said they were fit and ready for the semi-finals on Thursday.