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 5th=
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 had previously come 3rd in the 1979 Irish Final, and he went on to win the Eurovision.  

BELGIAN NATIONAL FINAL 1980

1980 NATIONAL FINALS 1