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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969

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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969

Eurovision Song Contest 1969
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National final - juries
Selection date(s) February 16, 1969
Selected entrant Muriel Day
Selected song "The Wages of Love"
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 10 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest

The Irish National final was held on February 16, 1969 and was broadcast on RTÉ while being held in Dublin, Ireland and hosted by Brendan O'Reilly. The song was decided by 10 regional juries throughout Ireland.

National final

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Sean Dunphy "Paper Boats" 3 5
2 Dana "Look Around" 8 2
3 Butch Moore "Too Late" 2 8
4 Muriel Day "The Wages of Love" 30 1
5 Dickie Rock "Now do You Believe Me" 6 3
6 Eleanor Nodwell "Talking to Myself" 3 5
7 Pat McGeegan "Johnny Dreamer" 5 4
8 Fiorenza Viani-Nolan "1959" 3 5

Four of the contestants had previously represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Butch Moore represented Ireland in 1965 where he sang "Walking in the Streets in the Rain" and finished 6th in the Eurovision Final. Dickie Rock represented Ireland in 1966 where he sang "Come Back to Stay" and finished 4th in the Eurovision Final. Sean Dunphy represented Ireland in 1967 and sang "If I Could Choose" and placed 2nd in the Eurovision Final. Pat McGeegan represented Ireland in 1968 and sang "Chance of a Lifetime" placed 4th in 1968.

Eurovision Final

Muriel Day started 5th at the beginning of the startfield and finished 7th with 10 points.

Points Awarded by Ireland

4 points  France
3 points   Switzerland
1 point  Finland
Points Awarded to Ireland
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


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