Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990

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Eurovision Song Contest 1990
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 25 March 1990
Selected entrant Liam Reilly
Selected song "Somewhere In Europe"
Finals performance
Final result 2nd, 132 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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For the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 in Zagreb, the song "Somewhere In Europe", written, composed and performed by Liam Reilly, was chosen to represent Ireland after it won the national final selection.

National final[edit]

Held on 25 March at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, the national final was hosted by Jimmy Greeley and Cliona Ni Bhuachalla. Eight songs competed in the event, and the winner was selected by twelve regional juries.[1]

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 The Memories "If It Means Losing You" 57 8th
2 Ann Breen "Oh, Darling" 80 4th
3 Fran Meen "Say That You Love Me" 66 6th
4 Dreams "Sin Sin ("That's That")" 73 5th
5 Connor Stevens "Count On Me" 88 3rd
6 Linda Martin and Friends "All The People In The World" 105 2nd
7 Maggie Toal "Feed Him With Love" 61 7th
8 Liam Reilly "Somewhere In Europe" 130 1st

Liam Reilly had previously competed in Ireland's 1988 national final, where he placed second behind Jump The Gun. Linda Martin was runner-up to Sweden in the 1984 contest.

At Eurovision[edit]

"Somewhere In Europe" was performed 17th in the running order on the night of the contest, following Portugal and preceding Sweden. At the close of the voting sequence, Ireland had 132 points, tying them with France for second place.[2]

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

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