Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 8 March 1998
Selected entrant Dawn Martin
Selected song "Is Always Over Now?"
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 64 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Dawn Martin represented Ireland in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the national final selection. Her song "Is Always Over Now?" was one of eight songs presented in the national final, which was held on 8 March 1998 at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin. Pat Kenny hosted the event, and the winner was selected by regional juries.[1]

Draw Song Performer Points Rank
1 "Is Always Over Now?" Dawn Martin 95 1st
2 "Shine On" Partners in Crime 63 5th
3 "Cold Shoulder" Ray Doherty 39 8th
4 "Seol (Sail)" The Vard Sisters 92 2nd
5 "Save this Dance for Me" Family 57 6th
6 "Ina Measc (Among Them)" Sean Monagahan 43 7th
7 "Make the Change" The Carter Twins 77 4th
8 "Overload" Jo Collins 84 3rd

Dawn performed 13th in the running order on the night of the contest. Paul Harrington, who won the contest for Ireland in 1994, performed backing vocals. "Is Always Over Now?" went on place 9th with 64 points.

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  Malta
10 points  Netherlands
8 points  Germany
7 points  Belgium
6 points  Israel
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Norway
3 points  Croatia
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Estonia

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