It's Nice to Be in Love Again

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Republic of Ireland "It's Nice to Be in Love Again"
Eurovision Song Contest 1977 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Tommy Swarbrigg,
Jimmy Swarbrigg,
Nicola Kerr,
Alma Carroll
As The Swarbriggs Plus Two
Language English
Composer(s) Tommy Swarbrigg,
Jimmy Swarbrigg
Lyricist(s) Tommy Swarbrigg,
Jimmy Swarbrigg
Conductor Noel Kelehan
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 119
Appearance chronology
◄ "When" (1976)   
"Born to Sing" (1978) ►

"It's Nice to Be in Love Again" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in English by The Swarbriggs Plus Two.

The song is a moderately up-tempo number, with the band singing about the joy felt by someone in love again. The lyrics imply that none of the singers have been in this position very recently, as they sing about "That old familiar feeling".

Following on from The Swarbriggs' first appearance at the Contest, another strong colour was chosen for this performance. On this occasion, each of the four performers wore a dark blue outfit, with the two men wearing their blazers of that colour over white suits.

The song was performed first on the night (preceding Monaco's Michèle Torr with "Une petite française"). At the close of voting, it had received 119 points, placing 3rd in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1978 Contest by Colm C. T. Wilkinson with "Born to Sing".