Building on the success of our Best of the Big 5 series, Eurovision Ireland is now broadening its search for your favourite entries from countries across the continent, spanning the contest’s entire back catalogue – that’s well over 1500 songs!
But before we Open Up to our readers and let them decide what group of countries we vote for next, we’ve decided that as we are Eurovision Ireland, it’s high time we look at our namesake and find your all-time favourite entry from the Emerald Isle!
You’ve spent the last two weeks voting for your Top 20 favourites from Ireland – awesome! But there’s only one podium in the Eurovision Ireland Hall of Fame with the Best of Ireland’s name on it – so who is it going to?
Here are the fully adjudicated results from both our semi finals, one for songs from odd numbered years and one for even. Both polls are now closed, but if you want to take a peak and see where the other songs ranked, check them out on our Odd Years Poll and Even Years Poll.
|ODD YEARS||POINTS||EVEN YEARS||POINTS|
|1st||Hold Me Now (1987)||299 points||Terminal 3 (1984)||314 points|
|2nd||In Your Eyes (1993)||264 points||Why Me? (1992)||275 points|
|3rd||Mysterious Woman (1997)||177 points||What’s Another Year? (1980)||251 points|
|4th||Only Love Survives (2013)||175 points||Rock n’ Roll Kids (1994)||249 points|
|5th||Lipstick (2011)||171 points||Is Always Over Now? (1998)||236 points|
|6th||Horoscopes (1981)||157 points||The Voice (1996)||229 points|
|7th||Playing With Numbers (2015)||133 points||Somewhere In Europe (1990)||228 points|
|8th||Wait Until The Weekend Comes (1985)||92 points||All Kinds Of Everything (1970)||190 points|
|9th||It’s Nice To Be In Love Again (1977)||87 points||When (1976)||177 points|
|10th||22 (2019)||87 points||Together (2018)||152 points|
But don’t let these results influence you – all scores have been reset, so anyone can seize victory! Any one of these 20 songs could be crowned your favourite Eurovision song from Ireland!
Use your votes wisely – as always, you can vote for your Top 10! The results will be announced in a video that will be posted next week – so don’t delay, cast your vote now!!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland