Irlande 1968

The contestants in the Irish National Final were decided by 2 Semi-Finals where 3 were chosen from the first which was held on 6 February with the second being held on 20 February. The Final was held on 3 March 1968 and was broadcast on RTÉ TV in Dublin, Ireland. All three shows were hosted by Brendan O’Reilly.

National final

1st Semi-final

The first Semi-final was held on 6 February.

Draw Artist Song
1 Tony Kenny « Bright Butterfly« 
2 Joan Connolly « Grown Up World »
3 Pat Lynch « Kinsale« 
4 Tina « One Love Two« 
5 Dawn Knight « Why« 
6 Deirdre Wynne « Woman Beside the Phone »
7 Frankie McBride « You’re Not There at All »

2nd Semi-final

The second Semi-final took place on 20 February.

Draw Artist Song
1 Anne Bushnell « Ballad to a Boy »
2 Pat McGeegan « Chance of a Lifetime« 
3 Alma Carroll « Give Me All Your Love« 
4 Anna McGoldrick « Gleann Na Smól« 
5 Tommy Drennan « If You Love Me »
6 Roly Daniels « Look for Love »
7 Frances McDermott « Since the Spring« 
8 Gregory « You Can’t Have Everything »

Final

The Irish National Final was held on 3 March.

Draw Artist Song Place Points
1 Anna McGoldrick « Gleann Na Smól » 5 5
2 Tony Kenny « Bright Butterfly »
3 Frances McDermott « Since the Spring »
4 Pat McGeegan « Chance of a Lifetime«  1 15
5 Tina « One Love Two » 3 13
6 Pat Lynch « Kinsale » 2 14
7 Alma Carroll « Give Me All Your Love » 4 12

Eurovision Final

Ireland started at placement 14 in the startfield and finished 4th with 18 points.

Points Awarded by Ireland

4 points  Sweden
3 points  Yugoslavia
1 point  Monaco
 Spain
 United Kingdom
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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