Terminal 3 (song)

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Republic of Ireland "Terminal 3"
Eurovision Song Contest 1984 entry
Noel Kelehan
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" (1982)   
"Wait Until The Weekend Comes" (1985) ►

"Terminal 3" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in English by Linda Martin.

The song was written and composed by previous Contest winner Johnny Logan, who had won for Ireland in the 1980 Contest and would later go on to win the 1987 Contest as a performer before writing another song for Martin to win the 1992 Contest with. Thus, the result of this song is part of Logan's positioning as the most successful Contest entrant in history.

The song itself is a moderately up-tempo number, with Martin singing about her feelings while waiting for her lover to disembark from a flight from the United States. She sings that her own feelings for him have not changed and that she hopes that the same is true of him, although "He's been away too long now". The central motif of the song is the line "Terminal Three: flight's on time", which Logan is on record as admitting was written simply because he was in Terminal Three of Heathrow Airport at the time he wrote the song.

The song was performed ninth on the night, following Belgium's Jacques Zegers with "Avanti la vie" and preceding Denmark's Hot Eyes with "Det' lige det". At the close of voting, it had received 137 points, placing 2nd in a field of 19.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1985 Contest by Maria Christian with "Wait Until The Weekend Comes".


Chart (1984) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 7