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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994

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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994

Eurovision Song Contest 1994
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 13 March 1994
Selected entrant Paul Harrington
& Charlie McGettigan
Selected song "Rock 'n' Roll Kids"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 226 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest

After winning the 1992 and 1993 contests with female soloists, Ireland selected Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan to represent them in 1994. The national final was held in the University Concert Hall in Limerick on 13 March 1994. TV broadcaster and Eurovision Song Contest 1988 co-presenter Pat Kenny hosted the event. The eight songs presented were then voted on by ten regional juries.[1]

The Selection

Draw Song Performer Points Rank
1 "Remember Heaven" Henry Winter 56 6th
2 "Crystal Eyes" Orna McNamara 87 2nd
3 "Open Your Heart" Nightshade 48 7th
4 "After Tonight" Darren Holden 81 3rd
5 "Time To Decide" Robyn Grant 59 5th
6 "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan 110 1st
7 "Ní Scaoilfidh Mé Leat Go Deo
(I'll Never Let You Go)"
Fiona Kennedy 47 8th
8 "I Won't Surrender" Anne Buckley 62 4th

Charlie McGettigan had previously competed in Ireland's national final selection in 1984 and 1987, placing third both times.

At Eurovision

"Rock 'n' Roll Kids" was performed third in the running order on the night of the contest, following Finland and preceding Cyprus. The song went on to win the contest with 226 points, a 60-point lead over runner-up Poland. This was Ireland's third win in a row, and sixth overall.

Points Awarded to Ireland

Points Awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
0 points

Points Awarded by Ireland[2]

12 points  Hungary
10 points  Malta
8 points  Portugal
7 points  Poland
6 points  Iceland
5 points  Germany
4 points  Russia
3 points  Norway
2 points  France
1 point  United Kingdom


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