Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990

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Eurovision Song Contest 1990
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)25 March 1990
Selected entrantLiam Reilly
Selected song"Somewhere in Europe"
Finals performance
Final result2nd, 132 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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For the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 in Zagreb, the song "Somewhere in Europe", written, composed and performed by Liam Reilly, was chosen to represent Ireland after it won the national final selection.

National final[edit]

Held on 25 March at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, the national final was hosted by Jimmy Greeley and Cliona Ni Bhuachalla. Eight songs competed in the event, and the winner was selected by twelve regional juries.[1]

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 The Memories "If It Means Losing You" 57 8th
2 Ann Breen "Oh, Darling" 80 4th
3 Fran Meen "Say That You Love Me" 66 6th
4 Dreams "Sin Sin ("That's That")" 73 5th
5 Connor Stevens "Count On Me" 88 3rd
6 Linda Martin and Friends "All The People In The World" 105 2nd
7 Maggie Toal "Feed Him With Love" 61 7th
8 Liam Reilly "Somewhere in Europe" 130 1st

Liam Reilly had previously competed in Ireland's 1988 national final, where he placed second behind Jump The Gun. Linda Martin was runner-up to Sweden in the 1984 contest.

At Eurovision[edit]

"Somewhere In Europe" was performed 17th in the running order on the night of the contest, following Portugal and preceding Sweden. At the close of the voting sequence, Ireland had 132 points, tying them with France for second place.[2]

Both Greeley and Ní Bhuachalla provided the Irish Television commentary for RTÉ 1 television viewers, with Larry Gogan commentating for RTÉ Radio 1 listeners. Eileen Dunne served as spokesperson for the Irish jury.

Points awarded by Ireland[edit]

12 points  Italy
10 points  Germany
8 points  France
7 points  Iceland
6 points  United Kingdom
5 points  Yugoslavia
4 points  Denmark
3 points  Norway
2 points  Austria
1 point  Belgium
Points Awarded to Ireland[3]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
0 points


  1. ^ Irish National Final 1990
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 1990
  3. ^ "Score sheet of the Eurovision Song Contest 1990".