21. Ireland – Brian Kennedy: “Every Song Is a Cry for Love”

And now, the moment I’ve been dreading. I think it’s Eurovision tradition for Ireland’s song to suck. That they’ve won so many times blows my mind. Brian is a decent enough singer, but the song is in a battle with France’s for overreaching earnestness. Brian gets down on his knee to sing a verse at one point, for Pete’s sake. Awful, awful, awful. But in tune, unlike France’s number, so I guess Ireland wins the earnestness battle.