1988: Canada’s Celine Dion represented Switzerland in Dublin with “Ne Partez Sans Moi“, singing in French. The UK came a close 2nd, by a mere point, with Scott Fitzgerald performing “Go“, which was written by Sir Bruce Forsyth‘s daughter, Julie. Neither song entered the UK charts.
1994: Back again in Dublin (after County Cork the previous year), Ireland were victorious for a third in a row (following Linda Martin and Naimh Kavanagh) with Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan singing “Rock n Roll Kids“.
The UK were represented by Frances Ruffelle who came 10th with “Lonely Symphony“, which went to No 25 in the charts.