Dreamin' (Eddie Friel song)

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Republic of Ireland "Dreamin'"
Eurovision Song Contest 1995 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Eddie Friel
Language
Composer(s)
Richard Abbott, Barry Woods
Lyricist(s)
Richard Abbott, Barry Woods
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
14th
Final points
44
Appearance chronology
◄ "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" (1994)   
"The Voice" (1996) ►

"Dreamin'" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, performed in English by Eddie Friel.

The song is a ballad, with Friel singing about the dream he is having and how free he feels in it before he awakes.

The song was performed second on the night, following Poland's Justyna with "Sama" and preceding Germany's Stone & Stone with "Verliebt in Dich". At the close of voting, it had received 44 points, placing 14th in a field of 23. This result was something of a surprise, as Ireland had won the previous 3 Contests (and would in fact go on to win the next one).

The song caused some controversy in the lead-up to the contest as it was discovered to be very similar to a Julie Felix song called "Moonlight". The second-placed song in the national final was for a while considered for entry, until it was announced that "Dreamin'" could go through.

It was succeeded as Irish representative in the 1996 contest by Eimear Quinn with "The Voice" which went on to win the contest for Ireland yet again.