2010s

#2010s: Ireland At The Eurovision Song Contest

The Irish started the decade well, however this didn’t last (apart from one bit of luck in 2018).

2010

Niamh Kavanagh returned to the Eurovision Song Contest after winning the 1993 edition. Niamh performed “It’s for You”, finishing in 23rd place, with 25 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2011

Jedward debuted on the Eurovision stage in Dusseldorf. They performed “Lipstick”, finishing in 8th place, with 119 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2012

Jedward returned to the Contest for a second year, this time in Baku. They performed “Waterline”, finishing in 19th place, with 46 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2013

Ryan Dolan was the final finalist Ireland had for a few years, however finishing last in Malmo. Ryan performed “Only Love Survives”, finishing with 5 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2014

Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith, represented the Irish in Copenhagen. They performed “Heartbeat”, finishing in 12th place in the Semi Final, with 35 points.

Our interview with Kasey can be seen HERE.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2015

Molly Sterling took part in the Semi Final in Vienna. She performed “Playing with Numbers” and like in 2014, finished in the 12th place, with 35 points.

Our interview with Molly can be seen HERE.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2016

Nicky Byrne of Westlife stardom, took to the stage in Stockholm. He performed “Sunlight”, finishing in 15th place in the Semi Final, with 46 points.

Our two interviews with Nicky can be seen HERE and HERE.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2017

Brendan Murray was the last to fail to qualify from the Semi Finals -temporarily. He performed “Dying to Try”, finishing in 13th place, with 86 points.

Our interview with Brendan can be seen HERE.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2018

Ryan O’Shaughnessy returned Ireland to the Grand Final – albeit for one Contest. He performed “Together”, finishing in 16th place, with 136 points.

Our two interviews with Ryan can be seen HERE and HERE.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2019

Sarah McTernan failed to take Ireland out of the Semi Final. She performed “22”, finishing last in 18th place, with 16 points.

Our two interviews with Sarah can be seen HERE and HERE.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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