In Your Eyes (Niamh Kavanagh song)

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Republic of Ireland "In Your Eyes"
Niamh Kavanagh - In Your Eyes.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Niamh Kavanagh
Language English
Composer(s) Jimmy Walsh
Lyricist(s) Jimmy Walsh
Conductor Noel Kelehan
Finals performance
Final result 1st
Final points 187
Appearance chronology
◄ "Why Me?" (1992)   
"Rock 'n' Roll Kids" (1994) ►

"In Your Eyes" is a ballad sung by Irish singer Niamh Kavanagh that won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 for Ireland with 187 points. The song is a long song written and composed by Jimmy Walsh, where the singer tells how, after being lonely, she has found love and heaven in her lover's arms and how it had changed her.

Kavanagh had a home win, since the contest took place in Ireland due to Linda Martin's win the previous year. It was the second of Ireland's three victories in a row in the early Nineties. The song was performed fourteenth on the night (following Sweden's Arvingarna with "Eloise" and preceding Luxembourg's Modern Times with "Donne-moi une chance"). At the close of voting, it had received 187 points, placing 1st in a field of 25.

"In Your Eyes" was the best selling single in Ireland for 1993. It also reached No. 24 in the United Kingdom weekly pop charts.

The song was succeeded as winner in 1994 by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan, also representing Ireland, singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids". Niamh Kavanagh also returned to the Contest in 2010 with "It's for You", which came 23rd out of 25 countries, with 25 points in the final.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[1] 1
Dutch Singles Chart 42
German Singles Chart 87
UK Singles Chart[2] 24

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Why Me? by Linda Martin
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1993
Succeeded by
Rock 'n' Roll Kids by Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan
Preceded by
"Five Live (EP)"" by George Michael feat. Lisa Stansfield & Queen
Irish Number-one single
May 23, 1993 - June 20, 1993 for 5 weeks
Succeeded by
"What Is Love" by Haddaway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irish Singles Chart
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 297. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.