Ireland: Johnny Logan surprises competition winners in Copenhagen!

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The Eurovision Song Contest legend Johnny Logan, who has twice won the contest for Ireland, was in Copenhagen to present a big and pleasant surprise to a group of competition winners from around Europe.

The website ran a competition in which winners from selected countries won Grand Final tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Known by the name of “Mister Eurovision” by some fans and media alike, Johnny Logan was in Copenhagen for the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Watch him surprise the competition winners at the link below:

Johnny Logan is to date the only person to win the Eurovision Song Contest with a song composed for him, a self-composed song and then as composer of another song. His first victory came in 1980, with the timeless ballad What’s Another Year. Written by Shay Healy, the song is regarded as a Eurovision Song Contest classic. He then won the 1987 contest, held in Brussels, Belgium, with the self-composed entry Hold Me Now scoring 172 points in the Grand Final of that year. His third triumph came in 1992 as a composer, as Linda Martin’s powerful Why Me? secured more glory for Ireland.

Johnny Logan maintains enthusiasm for Eurovision and has a loyal fanbase around the world.  His live DVD Johnny Logan and Friends – The Irish Connection, released in May 2014, is proving very popular in Scandinavia, reaching #1 on Hitlisten.Nu, the official Danish DVD charts.

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