Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987

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Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 8 March 1987
Selected entrant Johnny Logan
Selected song "Hold Me Now"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 172 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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To select an entry to represent Ireland in the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels, RTÉ held a national final on 8 March, at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. The event was hosted by RTÉ broadcaster Marty Whelan and former Irish Eurovision participant Maxi. Nine songs competed, and the winner was chosen by an "expert" jury, which included Linda Martin, who represented Ireland in 1984 and 1992.[1]

Result of National Final[edit]

Draw Song Artist Points Place
1 "I'm In A Tizzy" Rosie Hunter 67 7
2 "Louise" Jody McStravick 60 8
3 "Are You Shy" Charlie McGettigan 75 3
4 "Ó D'Imigh Tú Uaim" Valerie Armstrong 71 4
5 "All My Life" Spyder Simpson 69 5
6 "Whisper Whisper" Loudest Whisper 51 9
7 "Every Single Move She Makes" Paul Duffy 95 2
8 "You're Not Around" Jenni Stanley 68 6
9 "Hold Me Now" Johnny Logan 114 1
Jury Votes
Song A B C D E F G H I J K L Total
I'm in a Tizzy 6 4 4 3 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 64
Louise 5 4 6 4 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 60
Are You Shy 7 5 8 5 8 5 5 8 6 7 5 6 75
Ó d'imigh tú uaim 6 7 6 4 7 7 7 6 7 5 4 5 71
All My Life 6 5 6 4 6 6 6 7 7 7 5 4 69
Whisper Whisper 5 4 3 2 5 5 6 4 4 7 3 3 51
Every Single Move She Makes 8 8 8 6 8 9 7 9 9 8 8 7 95
You're Not Around 6 5 5 4 6 6 6 6 5 7 6 6 68
Hold Me Now 9 10 10 8 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 8 114

A=Larry Gogan, B=Twink, C=Paddy Murray, D=Lynne Fitzgerald, E=Brian D'Arcy, F=Linda Martin, G=Pete St. John, H=Eve Jones, I=Frank McNamara, J=Michael O'Riordan, K=Helen Quinn, L=Jackie Hayden

At Eurovision[edit]

The Eurovision Song Contest 1987 was held at the Palais du Centenaire, Eeuwfeestpaleis in Brussels, Belgium.

"Hold Me Now" was performed twentieth in the running order on the night of the contest, following Denmark and preceding Yugoslavia. The song went on to win the contest with 172 points, a substantial 31-point margin over Germany. Interestingly, Germany was also runner-up to Johnny Logan seven years previously. Although many former winners have returned to perform at the contest, Logan is the only singer to have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice.

Points Awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
0 points
Points Awarded by Ireland
12 points  Italy
10 points  France
8 points  Cyprus
7 points  Germany
6 points  Netherlands
5 points  Israel
4 points  Denmark
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points  Norway
1 point  Yugoslavia

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