Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005


Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

ESC National Year
Year = 2005
Country = IRL
Preselection =
Preselection date = 6 March 2005 | Entrant = Donna and Joe
Song = "Love?"
SF result = "Did not qualify" (14th)
Final result =
RTÉ, the Irish state broadcaster once again ran the "You're A Star" talent contest to choose an act. The act represented Ireland but the national competition to pick a song was open to contestants from Northern Ireland also. The winner was announced on March 6 2005 and was the brother-and sister-act Donna and Joseph McCaul with their song "Love?". The song was written and composed by Karl Broderick.

Donna and Joseph McCaul are from the town of Athlone in Co. Westmeath, in the centre of Ireland. Donna (20) is a full-time singer with The Doc Carroll Band and her ambition is to duet with Shania Twain. She enjoys learning about music and playing hockey. Her younger brother Joe (17) was a full-time school student. He is a fan of Paddy Casey, Maroon 5 and Liverpool football club.

At Eurovision, Donna and Joseph remained in the middle of the stage while dancers added to their performance in the background. Eventually the dancers came to the front and did a well received clogging routine.


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