Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994
|Eurovision Song Contest 1994|
|Selection process||National final|
|Selection date(s)||13 March 1994|
|Selected entrant||Paul Harrington
& Charlie McGettigan
|Selected song||"Rock 'n' Roll Kids"|
|Final result||1st, 226 points|
|Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
After winning the 1992 and 1993 contests with female soloists, Ireland selected Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan to represent them in 1994. The national final was held in the University Concert Hall in Limerick on 13 March 1994. TV broadcaster and Eurovision Song Contest 1988 co-presenter Pat Kenny hosted the event. The eight songs presented were then voted on by ten regional juries.
|1||"Remember Heaven"||Henry Winter||56||6th|
|2||"Crystal Eyes"||Orna McNamara||87||2nd|
|3||"Open Your Heart"||Nightshade||48||7th|
|4||"After Tonight"||Darren Holden||81||3rd|
|5||"Time To Decide"||Robyn Grant||59||5th|
|6||"Rock 'n' Roll Kids"||Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan||110||1st|
|7||"Ní Scaoilfidh Mé Leat Go Deo
(I'll Never Let You Go)"
|8||"I Won't Surrender"||Anne Buckley||62||4th|
Charlie McGettigan had previously competed in Ireland's national final selection in 1984 and 1987, placing third both times.
"Rock 'n' Roll Kids" was performed third in the running order on the night of the contest, following Finland and preceding Cyprus. The song went on to win the contest with 226 points, a 60-point lead over runner-up Poland. This was Ireland's third win in a row, and sixth overall.
Points awarded to Ireland
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points awarded by Ireland
|1 point||United Kingdom|