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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994

Eurovision Song Contest 1994
Country 23x15px 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
◄1993 1994 1995►

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[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Ireland[2]

12 points 23x15px Hungary
10 points 23x15px Malta
8 points 23x15px Portugal
7 points 23x15px Poland
6 points Template:Country data ISL
5 points 23x15px Germany
4 points 23x15px Russia
3 points 23x15px Norway
2 points 23x15px France
1 point 23x15px United Kingdom


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