Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

ESC National Year
Year = 2000
Country = IRL
Preselection = National Final
Preselection date = 20 February 2000 | Entrant = Eamonn Toal
Song = Millennium of Love
SF result = N/A
Final result = 6th of 24 (92 points)

Eamonn Toal represented Ireland in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm after winning the national final selection. His song "Millennium of Love" was one of eight songs presented in the national final, which 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. ["http://www.geocities.com/national_finals_90s_00s/Ireland2000.html]

Toal performed 23rd in the running order on the night of the contest. "Millennium of Love" went on to place 6th with 92 points. Interestingly, "Millennium of Love" was the only entry that year to make a reference to the turn of the millennium.

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