Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985

Ireland was represented by Maria Christian, with the song '"Wait Until the Weekend Comes", at the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Wait Until the Weekend Comes" was chosen as the Irish entry at the national final on 27 March.

Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)27 March 1985
Selected entrantMaria Christian
Selected song"Wait Until the Weekend
Comes
"
Finals performance
Final result6th, 91 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The final was held at the studios of broadcaster RTÉ in Dublin, hosted by Gay Byrne. Eight songs took part, with the winner chosen by voting from 11 regional juries. One of the contenders was Marion Fossett, who was a member of Ireland's 1981 representatives Sheeba.[1]

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Carol Ann "Two Hearts" 20 2
2 Marion Fossett "Only a Fantasy" 7 6
3 Jody McStravick "Couldn't Live My Life" 15 4
4 Jacinta Whyte "The Circus Song" 6 7
5 Jane Cassidy "Long Before" 16 3
6 Mike Sherrard "Hearts" 3 8
7 Trish O'Brien "Hold Her Now" 15 4
8 Maria Christian "Wait Until the Weekend Comes" 28 1

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Christian performed first in the running order, preceding Finland. At the close of voting "Wait Until the Weekend Comes" had picked up 91 points, placing Ireland 6th of the 19 entries.[2] Only the two final juries, Greece and Luxembourg failed to award the song any points at all. The Irish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Norway.[3]

VotingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 1985
  2. ^ "Final of Gothenburg 1985". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Ireland 1985
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Gothenburg 1985". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.