Athens 2006: Ireland

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In cooperation with our partners songfestival.web-log.nl, we present you one of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest participants each day from now on. Today: Ireland!

Semifinal, spot 8 in the running order
Performer: Brian Kennedy
Song: Every song is a cry for love
Lyrics: Brian Kennedy
Music: Brian Kennedy
Official website: briankennedy.co.uk/
Best result: : 1st in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Multimedia: video/audio

Ireland and the Eurovision Song Contest
After You're a star failed to bring the success the Irish hoped for, RTÉ decided for a change. THe more than popular Brian Kennedy was asked to represent the country. A jury picked four songs, but one of them dropped out before the song selection event. On 17th February, Kennedy saw his own composition Every song is a cry for love winning.

Brian Kennedy
The 39-year old Brian Kennedy grew up in Belfast and worked with artists like Van Morrison, The Corrs, Tina Turner, Ronan Keating, Secret Garden (Norway 1995) and Sinead O'Connor. In 2000 he became a member of Riverdance, which broke through in 1994 after the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest. He performed as many as 290 times on Broadway with the group. With his George Best-tribute he reached the fourth place in the British charts.

Every song is a cry for love
Every song is a cry for love
Every voice can rise above
So don�t be afraid
Just show what you�re made of
Sing it out. Every Song is a cry for love

Every day is a brand new start
Every night you could fall apart
Any time you doubt
The truth that�s in your heart
Sing it out. Every song is a cry for love

Being strong, being tough
Never tender always rough
It was never enough for me
In the dead of the night
Only love can old you tight
Sing it out. Every song is a cry for love

Every kiss is a call for home
Every touch means you�re not alone
You don�t always have
To make it on your own
Sing it out. Every song is a cry for love

Being strong, being tough
Never tender always rough
It was never enough for me
In the dead of the night
Only love can old you tight
Sing it out. Every song is a cry for love
Sing it out. Every song is a cry for love
Sing it out. Every song is a cry for love

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