Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970

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Eurovision Song Contest 1970
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National final - juries
Selection date(s) 1 March 1970
Selected entrant Dana
Selected song "All Kinds of Everything"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 32 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Ireland participated in and won the Eurovision Song Contest 1970 with the song "All Kinds of Everything" performed by Dana.[1] John Skehan was the spokesperson for Ireland in the Contest. Valerie McGovern commentated on RTE1, and Kevin Roche on RTE Radio 1.


National final[edit]

The Irish National final was held on Sunday 1 March, three weeks later than planned owing to a technicians' strike at the national broadcaster. It was broadcast live from the RTÉ studios in Dublin on RTÉ Television, and hosted by Brendan O'Reilly. Eight songs competed for the honour of representing Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1970 being held in Amsterdam. The winning song was decided by 10 regional juries throughout Ireland.

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Anna McGoldrick "Dá Sheolfainn an Domhan" n/k n/k
2 John McNally "An Irish Love" 9 3
3 Pat and Jean "Cé'n Fáth Ná Graíonn Tú Mé" 0 8
4 We 4 "D'Imigh an Ghrian" 5 4
5 Maxi, Dick and Twink "Things You Hear About Me" 14 2
6 Dana "All Kinds of Everything" 23 1
7 Tony Kenny "No Time Like Summertime" n/k n/k
8 Tony O'Leary "She Meant Everything" n/k n/k

Dana had previously participated in the Irish national final in 1969, and finished in second place. Both Anna McGoldrick and Tony Kenny had sung in the national contest in 1968.

At Eurovision[edit]

Voting[edit]

Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.[2]

Points Awarded to Ireland[edit]

Points Awarded to Ireland[2]
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Ireland[2][edit]

3 points  France
 United Kingdom
2 points  Germany
1 point  Belgium
 Switzerland

References[edit]