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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992

Eurovision Song Contest 1992
Country 23x15px Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 29 March 1992
Selected entrant Linda Martin
Selected song "Why Me?"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 155 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Ireland entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 with the song "Why Me?" by Linda Martin after she won the Irish national final.

National final

The Irish broadcaster, Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ), held a national final to select the Irish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, held in Malmö, Sweden. The contest was held at the Opera House in Cork on 29 March, hosted by Pat Kenny. 8 songs competed in the contest with the winner being decided through the votes of 10 regional juries.

The winner was Linda Martin, winner of the Irish national final in 1984, with the song "Why Me?", composed by two-time winner for Ireland Johnny Logan.

National Final - 29 March 1992
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 The Last Word "Feel the Pain" 79 2nd
2 Patricia Roe "Your Love" 79 2nd
3 Joe O'Meara "Inside My Restless Heart" 74 4th
4 Luv Bug "Close To Your Heart" 45 8th
5 Connor Stevens "Higher" 66 5th
6 Alannah "Le Chéile Arís" 53 6th
7 Linda Martin "Why Me?" 105 1st
8 Karen Dowling "Call To Me" 49 7th

At Eurovision

Martin performed 17th on the night of the contest, following the United Kingdom and preceding Denmark. Martin received 155 points, winning the contest against 23 competing countries. She received three 12 points, however the second and third placed countries, the United Kingdom and Malta respectively, received more.

Points Awarded to Ireland