Born to Sing (song)

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Republic of Ireland "Born To Sing"
Eurovision Song Contest 1978 entry
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "It's Nice To Be In Love Again" (1977)   
"Happy Man" (1979) ►

"Born To Sing" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in English by Colm C. T. Wilkinson (the only Contest entrant to be known by his middle initials).

The song is a moderately up-tempo number, with Wilkinson explaining that "And a man is born to do one thing and I was born to sing". He goes on to describe a story of heartbreak caused by his itinerant lifestyle, as his lover did not travel with him. He seems, however, to accept this as a fact of life and be prepared to live with it.

The song was performed first on the night, preceding Norway's Jahn Teigen with "Mil etter mil". At the close of voting, it had received 86 points, placing 5th in a field of 20.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1979 Contest by Cathal Dunne with "Happy Man".