Eurovision 2021

#TOKYO20: Eurovision Country Of The Day – Ireland

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During the duration of the Olympic Games, which are been held in Tokyo, we will be taking a different Eurovision country each day. Today, on the final day of the Games, we are looking at Ireland’s best Eurovision entry, after they took Gold in the Women’s Light (57-60kg) Boxing competition.

Ireland have made the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest a total of 45 times. In 1970, when the Contest took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ireland achieved their best position to date with a 1st place. Dana performed “All Kinds of Everything” and achieved a total of 32 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

In 1980, when the Contest took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, Ireland achieved another 1st place. Johnny Logan performed “What’s Another Year?” and achieved a total of 143 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

In 1987, when the Contest took place in Brussels, Belgium, Ireland achieved another 1st place. Johnny Logan performed “Hold Me Now” and achieved a total of 172 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

In 1992, when the Contest took place in Malmo, Sweden, Ireland achieved another 1st place. Linda Martin performed “Why Me?” and achieved a total of 155 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

In 1993, when the Contest took place in Millstreet, Ireland, Ireland achieved another 1st place. Niamh Kavanagh performed “In Your Eyes” and achieved a total of 187 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

In 1994, when the Contest took place in Dublin, Ireland, Ireland achieved another 1st place. Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan performed “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” and achieved a total of 226 points.

Video: YouTube/Paul Harrington

In 1996, when the Contest took place in Oslo, Norway, Ireland achieved another 1st place. Eimear Quinn performed “The Voice” and achieved a total of 162 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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