Only Love Survives
Place: 26 (Total Score: 5)


Ireland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Only Love Survives" written by Wez Devine and Ryan Dolan. The song was performed by Ryan Dolan. The Irish broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) organised the national final Eurosong 2013 in order to select the Irish entry for the 2013 contest in Malmö, Sweden. Five songs faced the votes of five regional juries and a public televote, ultimately resulting in the selection of "Only Love Survives" performed by Ryan Dolan as the Irish Eurovision entry. Ireland was drawn to compete in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 14 May 2013. Performing during the show in position 13, "Only Love Survives" was announced among the top 10 entries of the first semi-final and therefore qualified to compete in the final on 18 May. It was later revealed that Ireland placed eighth out of the 16 participating countries in the semi-final with 54 points. In the final, Ireland performed as the closing entry during the show in position 26 and placed twenty-sixth (last) out of the 26 participating countries, scoring 5 points.

Overall Final Postion: 26

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