Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

Eamonn Toal represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in Stockholm with the song "Millennium of Love".

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processEurosong 2000
Selection date(s)20 February 2000
Selected entrantEamonn Toal
Selected song"Millennium of Love"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Gerry Simpson
  • Raymond J. Smyth
Finals performance
Final result6th, 92 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1999 2000 2001►

Before EurovisionEdit

Eurosong 2000Edit

Eurosong 2000 was the national final format developed by RTÉ in order to select Ireland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. The competition was held at the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin on 20 February 2000 and hosted by Mary Kennedy who previously presented the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest. Eight artists and songs were selected to compete and regional televoting determined the winner. After the combination of votes, "Millennium of Love" performed by Eamonn Toal was selected as the winner.[1]

Final – 20 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Points Place
1 Eamonn Toal "Millennium of Love" Gerry Simpson, Raymond J. Smyth 76 1
2 Karl Power "Why Did You Have to Go?" Andy Jack 30 8
3 Liz Fletcher "All in a Lifetime" Liz Fletcher 48 4
4 Shimma "When You Are Near" Orla Keegan 55 3
5 Lisa Stanley "Shine" Lisa Stanley 34 6
6 Gavin McCormack "Journey to the Centre of Your Heart" Barry Grace, Gavin McCormack 31 7
7 Audrey Lynch "Feel Good Emotion" Audrey Lynch 47 5
8 John Hurley "Crossroads" John Ryan, John Hurley 64 2
Detailed Regional Televoting Results
Draw Song Waterford Cork Limerick Galway Sligo Dundalk Dublin Total
1 "Millennium of Love" 12 10 10 10 10 12 12 76
2 "Why Did You Have to Go?" 4 5 5 4 3 3 6 30
3 "All in a Lifetime" 6 6 6 12 6 7 5 48
4 "When You Are Near" 8 7 8 7 7 10 8 55
5 "Shine" 3 3 3 5 12 5 3 34
6 "Journey to the Centre of Your Heart" 5 4 4 3 4 4 7 31
7 "Feel Good Emotion" 7 12 7 6 5 6 4 47
8 "Crossroads" 10 8 12 8 8 8 10 64

At EurovisionEdit

Toal performed 23rd in the running order on the night of the contest, following Turkey and preceding Austria. At the close of voting, "Millennium of Love" received 92 points, finishing 6th out of 24 countries.[2] The Irish televoting awarded its 12 points to the contest winners Denmark.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/national_finals_90s_00s/Ireland2000.html&date=2009-10-26+02:38:54
  2. ^ "Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.