Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

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Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 9 March 1997
Selected entrant Marc Roberts
Selected song "Mysterious Woman"
Finals performance
Final result 2nd of 25 (157 points)
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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For the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest held in Dublin, Ireland selected Marc Roberts to represent the country. His song "Mysterious Woman" won the national final selection, which was held in Waterford on 9 March 1997, and was hosted by Pat Kenny. The eight songs presented were then voted on by members of regional juries.[1]

Draw Song Performer Points Rank
1 "Good Life" Tommy Quinn 59 5th
2 "I Am Here" Miranda 48 7th
3 "Suddenly" Darren Holden 91 2nd
4 "Never Far Away" Michelle Costelloe 45 8th
5 "Uaigneas
(Loneliness)"
Helen Uí Dhúnaird 54 6th
6 "Love and Understanding" Gary O'Shaughnessy 87 3rd
7 "My Love" Maggie Toal 67 4th
8 "Mysterious Woman" Marc Roberts 99 1st

Roberts performed 5th in the running order on the night of the contest. "Mysterious Woman" went on to be placed 2nd with 157 points. To date, this was the last time Ireland's Eurovision entry placed in the top five.

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Ireland[edit]

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

Points awarded by Ireland[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  France
8 points  Estonia
7 points  Malta
6 points  Spain
5 points  Sweden
4 points  Hungary
3 points  Cyprus
2 points  Turkey
1 point  Italy

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