The Irish Final was held at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on March 6th, hosted by Marty Whelan & Maxi who represented Ireland in ESC 1973. The winner was chosen by an “expert” jury, one of whom was Sandy Kelly who was a member of the Duskeys that represented Ireland in ESC 1982.
|1||Tearing up my heart||Tranz-Am||44||
|2||Dance to my own tune||Fabienne||36||
|3||Friends forever||Timara Galassi||58||
|4||Stop messin’ around||Paul Duffy||70||
|5||Tar liom anois||Grace Dunne||53||
|6||Take him home||Jump The Gun||92||
|8||In and out of love||Leanne & Hotline||60||
The lead singer of Jump The Gun – Peter Eades – previously came 2nd in the 1979 Irish Final (in ‘The Miami Showband’) & equal 5th in 1980. At the ESC, Jump The Gun were 8th.