Eurovision 2012

United Kingdom : R.I.P. Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey de Paul passes away. Photo : Wikipedia

Lynsey de Paul passes away. Photo : Wikipedia

United Kingdom : Yesterday the terrible news that singer/songwriter Lynsey de Paul passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64.

Many will remember Lynsey for her performance at Eurovision in 1977 when she and fellow singer/songwriter Mike Moran brought the United Kingdom to second place at the contest with their song ‘Rock Bottom’. They certainly did not finish rock-bottom as the song went on to be a huge hit across Europe.

Lynsey was an iconic British singer and songwriter and was well-known before she represented the UK at Eurovision in London. Songs like ‘Sugar me’ and ‘No Honestly’ had been hits at home and abroad.

She won 2 Ivor Novello Awards and was also a member of the Eurovision Jury for the UK in 2012.


Lynsey died yesterday of a sudden brain haemorrhage and the sympathies of the Eurovision Ireland team are with her friends and family.

She will never be ‘Rock Bottom’ with us.


Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Eurovision Ireland

3 replies »

  1. Unfortunately the phrase “Rock Second” became the newspaper’s headlines afterwards!

    A beautiful and amazingly talented woman, she will be sorely missed…RIP

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