Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

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Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)20 February 2000
Selected entrantEamonn Toal
Selected song"Millennium of Love"
Finals performance
Final result6th, 92 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1999 2000 2001►

Eamonn Toal represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in Stockholm with the song "Millennium of Love".

Before Eurovision[edit]

National final[edit]

The final was held on 20 February 2000 at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin. For the first time since 1990, Pat Kenny did not host the event, the honor instead going to 1995 Eurovision Song Contest presenter Mary Kennedy. As in the 1999 national selection, regional televoting was used to determine the winner.[1]

Final – 20 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Points Place
1 Eamonn Toal "Millennium of Love" Gerry Simpson, Raymond J. Smyth 76 1
2 Karl Power "Why Did You Have to Go?" Andy Jack 30 8
3 Liz Fletcher "All in a Lifetime" Liz Fletcher 48 4
4 Shimma "When You Are Near" Orla Keegan 55 3
5 Lisa Stanley "Shine" Lisa Stanley 34 6
6 Gavin McCormack "Journey to the Center of Your Heart" Barry Grace, Gavin McCormack 31 7
7 Audrey Lynch "Feel Good Emotion" Audrey Lynch 47 5
8 John Hurley "Crossroads" John Ryan, John Hurley 64 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Toal performed 23rd in the running order on the night of the contest, following Turkey and preceding Austria. At the close of voting, "Millennium of Love" received 92 points, finishing 6th out of 24 countries. The Irish televoting awarded its 12 points to the contest winners Denmark.

"Millennium of Love" was the only entry that year to make a reference to the turn of the millennium.

Points awarded by Ireland[edit]

Points awarded by Ireland
12 points  Denmark
10 points  Russia
8 points  Latvia
7 points  Estonia
6 points  Sweden
5 points  Germany
4 points  Norway
3 points  Malta
2 points  Austria
1 point  Netherlands

Points awarded to Ireland[edit]

Points awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]