Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)7 March 1999
Selected entrantThe Mullans
Selected song"When You Need Me"
Finals performance
Final result17th, 18 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Mullans represented Ireland in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem after winning the national final selection. Their song "When You Need Me" was one of eight songs presented in the national final, which was held on 7 March 1999, at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin. Pat Kenny hosted the event for the ninth consecutive year. This was the first year in which televoting was used to determine the winner, though the votes were split into seven televoting regions, each of which awarded points in the same way the regional juries had in years past.[1]

Draw Song Performer Points Rank
1 "I Believed" Nigel Connell 37 6th
2 "You Must Have Been Crazy" Brendan Keeley 66 2nd
3 "Run to Me" Barry Doyle 22 8th
4 "You Can't Fight It" Tommy Quinn 27 7th
5 "I Won't Ever Let You Go" Maggie Toal & Andy McComish 57 3rd
6 "An Bon Bon Carr" Doona 48 4th
7 "I'll Be There" Gary O'Shaughnessy 44 5th
8 "When You Need Me" The Mullans 84 1st

In the national final, "When You Need Me" received top points from all seven televoting regions.

At Eurovision[edit]

The Mullans performed 17th in the running order on the night of the contest, a draw on which three previous Irish entries had won ("What's Another Year?" in 1980, "Why Me?" in 1992 and "The Voice" in 1996). Despite taking an early lead with twelve points from the first voting country Lithuania, "When You Need Me" picked up only six additional points, finishing in 17th place.

Points awarded to Ireland[edit]

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[edit]

12 points  Slovenia
10 points  Belgium
8 points  Estonia
7 points  Denmark
6 points  Croatia
5 points  Sweden
4 points  Iceland
3 points  Norway
2 points  France
1 point  Netherlands

See also[edit]