Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process You're A Star
Selection date(s) 6 March 2004
Selected entrant Chris Doran
Selected song "If My World Stopped Turning"
Finals performance
Final result 23rd, 7 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Ireland was represented by Chris Doran and the song "If My World Stops Turning". RTÉ used the "You're a Star" talent contest to select the Irish entry for the Eurovision. The competition started on 16 November 2003. Thirteen artists participated in the finals, which ended on 6 and 7 March 2004. Ten out of thirteen finalists were chosen through regional audition heats and the jury gave wildcards to the remaining three. The finals started on Sunday 18 January and each week one artist had to leave the competition. The Grand Finale was held at the Helix Centre in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2004.

At Eurovision, Chris Doran gave a simple and subtle presentation of the song, but the typical Irish ballad did not deliver a good result for Ireland. Chris and the back-up singers were dressed in white, which was a popular colour among the participants in 2004. Chris only managed to gain 7 points placing him 22nd.

Final[edit]

Position Song Singer Place
1 "Losing You" James Kilbane 2nd
2 "Summer Rain" Jean Elliot 3rd
3 "If My World Stopped Turning" Chris Doran 1st

Points Awarded to and from Ireland[edit]

Points Awarded by Ireland (Final)
12 points  Sweden
10 points  Cyprus
8 points  United Kingdom
7 points  Ukraine
6 points  Malta
5 points  Greece
4 points  Germany
3 points  Serbia and Montenegro
2 points  Albania
1 point  Turkey
Points Awarded to Ireland (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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