Ireland was represented by Chris Doran and the song "If My World Stopped Turning". RTÉ used the "You're a Star" talent contest to select the Irish entry for the Eurovision. The competition started on 16 November 2003. Thirteen artists participated in the finals, which ended on 6 and 7 March 2004. Ten out of thirteen finalists were chosen through regional audition heats and the jury gave wildcards to the remaining three. The finals started on Sunday 18 January and each week one artist had to leave the competition. The Grand Finale was held at the Helix Centre in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2004.
At Eurovision, Chris Doran gave a simple and subtle presentation of the song, but the typical Irish ballad did not deliver a good result for Ireland. Chris and the back-up singers were dressed in white, which was a popular colour among the participants in 2004. Chris only managed to gain 7 points placing him 22nd.