Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975

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Eurovision Song Contest 1975
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 9 February 1975
Selected entrant The Swarbriggs
Selected song "That's What Friends Are
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 68 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Ireland was represented by The Swarbriggs, with the song '"That's What Friends Are For", at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 22 March in Stockholm. "That's What Friends Are For" was chosen as the Irish entry at the national final on 9 February.


The final was held at the studios of broadcaster RTÉ in Dublin, hosted by Mike Murphy. For a second year, RTÉ pre-selected their representatives and The Swarbriggs performed eight songs which were voted on by ten regional juries.[1]

National final - 9 February 1975
Draw Song Points Place
1 "This Is Our Very Own Song" 10 4
2 "Butterfly Morning" 1 8
3 "Bláithín" ("Florence") 3 6=
4 "Lady In Blue" 6 5
5 "Come and Keep Me Warm" 19 3
6 "That's What Friends Are For" 36 1
7 "Baberó Dederó" 3 6=
8 "Goodbye to Goodbye" 22 2

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final The Swarbriggs performed second in the running order, following the Netherlands and preceding France. At the close of voting "That's What Friends Are For" had picked up 68 points (including a maximum 12 from Belgium), placing Ireland 9th of the 19 entries. The Irish jury awarded its 12 points to France.[2]

Points Awarded by Ireland[edit]

12 points  France
10 points  Luxembourg
8 points  Netherlands
7 points  Spain
6 points  Italy
5 points  Finland
4 points  Yugoslavia
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points  Switzerland
1 point  Israel
Points Awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]