Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993
|Eurovision Song Contest 1993|
|Selection process||National Final|
|Selection date(s)||14 March 1993|
|Selected entrant||Niamh Kavanagh|
|Selected song||"In Your Eyes"|
|Final result||1st, 187 points|
|Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
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".
The Irish national final was held on 14 March 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.
|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|
|8||Perfect Timing||"Why Aren't We Talking Anyway"||62||5|
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: from Italy, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and receiving points from all competing nations. This was Ireland's fifth victory in the contest, and as such Ireland would be the hosts of the 1994 Contest.