When You Need Me (The Mullans song)

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Republic of Ireland "When You Need Me"
Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry
Bronagh Mullan, Karen Mullan
The Mullans
Bronagh Mullan
Bronagh Mullan
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Is Always Over Now?" (1998)   
"Millennium of Love" (2000) ►

"When You Need Me" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, performed in English by The Mullans.[1][2]

The song is a ballad, sung from the perspective of a woman whose lover has ended their relationship. She explains that she realises that they had not connected ("But the fool that I am/Never tried to understand") and pleads with him for another chance, promising that "When you need me I'll be there".[3]

The song was performed seventeenth on the night, following Portugal's Rui Bandeira with "Como tudo começou" and preceding Austria's Bobbie Singer with "Reflection". At the close of voting, it had received 18 points, placing 17th in a field of 23.[4]

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 2000 contest by Eamonn Toal with "Millennium of Love".


  1. ^ "The Mullans Biography". Last.fm. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Sheehan, Aideen (8 March 1999). "Sisters are doing it for Eurovision". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Participant information". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eurovision 1999 results". EBU. Retrieved 12 August 2012.