Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process You're A Star
Selection date(s) 6 March 2005
Selected entrant Donna and Joe
Selected song "Love?"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (14th)
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

Ireland was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by the brother-and sister-act Donna and Joseph McCaul with their song "Love?", which written and composed by Karl Broderick. RTÉ, the Irish state broadcaster once again ran the You're A Star talent contest to choose the act. The national competition was also open to contestants from Northern Ireland and was held on 6 March 2005.

Donna and Joseph McCaul are from the town of Athlone in Co. Westmeath, in the centre of Ireland. Donna is a full-time singer with The Doc Carroll Band and her ambition is to duet with Shania Twain. Her younger brother Joe was a full-time school student.

National final[edit]

Song Singer Place
1 "Will I Be Dreaming" The Henry Girls 3rd
2 "Love?" Donna and Joseph McCaul 1st
3 "Pink Champagne" Jade 2nd

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision, Donna and Joseph remained in the middle of the stage while dancers added to their performance in the background. Eventually the dancers came to the front and did a well received clogging routine. The song did not manage to make it to the final, placing 14th in the semi-final.

The spokesperson who revealed Ireland's votes for other countries was Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest 1970 winner Dana.[1]

Points Awarded by Ireland[edit]

Points Awarded to Ireland[edit]

Points Awarded to Ireland (Semi Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.