Elizabeth Laragy writes:
“Twenty years ago today Rock n Roll Kids performed by Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington [above] won the Eurovision in The Point. A documentary on the song’s songwriter Brendan Graham is going out this Monday at 2pm on RTÉ Radio 1…”
Where Were You On April 3rd, 1971?
In your mummy’s tummy you say?
Now read on.
RTE Archives sez:
April 3 1971 marks the first time that the Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in Dublin, following Dana’s win the previous year. The Eurovision production was also one of the first home produced colour television programmes broadcast by RTÉ.”
Angela Farrell represented Ireland in the contest with the song ‘One Day Love’ and came in eleventh place. The Eurovision Song Contest 1971 was won by Monaco with the artist Séverine singing ‘Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue”.
Watch (in full Eurocolour) here.
(H/T: John Gallen)
It’s judgment night.
Tonight is the Eurosong final, can you ask fellow Broadsheet readers to get behind Can-Linn and Kasey Smith [top with Ryan Turbridy] It’s the only song that stands a chance of doing well in Eurovision as it’s good. Eoghan Quigg’s song is a downer, 1989 called and asked Patricia Roe for her song back, Andrew Mann while talented is not Eurovision and the other song is so forgettable that I cant even be bothered looking for it. Come on Kasey!!!
UPDATE: Can-Linn wins!
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
Can you take the future even if you fail?
FluffyBiscuits (Broadsheet commenter/contributor and friend we’ve never met) writes:
I’m a Eurovision nut, have a basic understanding of Electronic music from messing around with audio production programmes, but I do have this silly dream.
I have always wanted to write a song (am good with lyrics), to write something cheesy but “poppy” to enter.
I have been on the Eurovision jury, been to the Eurovision and have teamed up with songwriters before to submit entries but looking to give it a good go this time. Anyone interested can contact me below or via email@example.com.
Or not enough leather?
Too few baby-oiled bodhran players?
never learn may never know.
Ryan Dolan’s performance in tonight’s Eurovision final in Malmo, Sweden..
Robbed he was. Five points dead last robbed.
Donal Mulligan writes:
Tonight’s the night – Ireland qualify for Eurovision on Saturday based on tonight’s semi-final, so I thought people might need something to focus their intercessory pleas for Ryan Dolan’s success. (It’s a t-shirt design paying homage to Linda Martin’s divinity, for the Eurovision Party in Pantibar at the weekend). Linda’s no virgin, but she’s as good a sacred idol as any to appeal to. Though Dana probably wouldn’t approve…
We will never hear the end of this.