Irlande 1975

Ireland was represented by The Swarbriggs, with the song ‘ »That’s What Friends Are For« , at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 22 March in Stockholm. « That’s What Friends Are For » was chosen as the Irish entry at the national final on 9 February.

Final

The final was held at the studios of broadcaster RTÉ in Dublin, hosted by Mike Murphy. For a second year, RTÉ pre-selected their representatives and The Swarbriggs performed eight songs which were voted on by ten regional juries.[1]

National final – 9 February 1975
Draw Song Points Place
1 « This Is Our Very Own Song » 10 4
2 « Butterfly Morning » 1 8
3 « Bláithín » (« Florence ») 3 6=
4 « Lady In Blue » 6 5
5 « Come and Keep Me Warm » 19 3
6 « That’s What Friends Are For«  36 1
7 « Baberó Dederó » 3 6=
8 « Goodbye to Goodbye » 22 2

At Eurovision

On the night of the final The Swarbriggs performed second in the running order, following the Netherlands and preceding France. At the close of voting « That’s What Friends Are For » had picked up 68 points (including a maximum 12 from Belgium), placing Ireland 9th of the 19 entries. The Irish jury awarded its 12 points to France.[2]

Points Awarded by Ireland

12 points  France
10 points  Luxembourg
8 points  Netherlands
7 points  Spain
6 points  Italy
5 points  Finland
4 points  Yugoslavia
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points   Switzerland
1 point  Israel
Points Awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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