Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Ireland was the host country of the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held in Millstreet's Green Glens Arena, after Linda Martin won the 1992 Contest with "Why Me?". Radió Telfís Éireann (RTÉ) held a national final to select the Irish entry for the contest, which was won by Niamh Kavanagh and the song "In Your Eyes".

Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)14 March 1993
Selected entrantNiamh Kavanagh
Selected song"In Your Eyes"
Selected songwriter(s)Jimmy Walsh
Finals performance
Final result1st, 187 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The Irish national final was held on 14 March 1993 at the Point Theatre in Dublin, hosted by Pat Kenny. 8 songs competed to represent the host country at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, with the final winner selected by the votes of ten regional juries.

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Niamh Kavanagh "In Your Eyes" 118 1
2 Suzanne Bushnell "Long Gone" 54 7
3 Patricia Roe "If You Changed Your Mind" 75 3
4 Róisín Ní hAodha "Mo mhúirnín óg" 34 8
5 Champ "2nd Time Around" 79 2
6 Off the Record "Hold Out" 61 6
7 Dav McNamara "Stay" 67 4
8 Perfect Timing "Why Aren't We Talking Anyway" 62 5
Detailed Regional Jury Votes
Draw Song
Athlone
Cavan
Dublin
Dundalk
Dungloe
Galway
Limerick
Listowel
Millstreet
Waterford
Total score
1 "In Your Eyes" 12 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 118
2 "Long Gone" 5 4 8 10 3 4 8 4 4 4 54
3 "If You Changed Your Mind" 10 5 6 6 5 10 5 10 8 10 75
4 "Mo mhúirnín óg" 4 3 5 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 34
5 "2nd Time Around" 8 12 10 4 8 8 10 6 6 7 79
6 "Hold Out" 3 8 3 8 6 7 7 8 5 6 61
7 "Stay" 7 7 7 5 10 5 6 5 7 8 67
8 "Why Aren't We Talking Anyway?" 6 6 4 7 7 6 4 7 10 5 62

At EurovisionEdit

Niamh Kavanagh represented for the host country on 15 May in Millstreet, performing 14th in the running order, following Sweden and preceding Luxembourg. Kavanagh received 187 points, receiving the maximum 12 points a total of 7 times and receiving at least one point from every competing nation.[1] This was Ireland's fifth victory in the contest, and as such Ireland would be the hosts of the 1994 Contest (they did not decline of hosting, unlike Luxembourg after 1973 victory and Israel after 1979 victory).

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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