IRELAND

"What's another year" - Johnny Logan

The Irish Final was held on March 9th at the RTE TV Studios in Dublin, hosted by Larry Gogan. The winning song was chosen by the votes of 10 regional juries.

1 Loving won't let you down Roy Taylor & Karen Black 13

3rd

2 Take me back again Ray Doherty

2

8th

3 The saddest show on earth Eileen Reed 10

4th

4 You're so cheeky Peter Eades & Miami

5

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5 What's another year Johnny Logan 40

1st

6 You have The Dajacs

4

7th

7 Stepping stones Peter Beckett 21

2nd

8 Love is all there is Roe-Mance

5

5th=

Johnny Logan previously came 3rd in the 1979 Irish Final. He went on to win the ESC. Karen Black was a backing singer for Ireland in ESC 1979. The Dajacs included Colm C.T. Wilkinson who represented Ireland in ESC 1978 & Helen Jordan who was a backing singer for Ireland in ESC 1978.  

BELGIAN NATIONAL FINAL 1980

1980 NATIONAL FINALS