Geraldine (Luxembourg 1975) to re-record Toi?

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Irishwoman Geraldine Branagan sang Toi for Luxembourg in 1975 earning 5th place. While she didn't win the Eurovision Song Contest she did win a husband in songwriter Phil Coulter. Thirty years on, she wants Phil to re-work the song for her in English so she can perform it for Irish audiences.

In 1975 Northern Ireland's Geraldine Branagan represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song Toi earned a respectable 5th place. Even more important she ended up marrying one of the song's co-authors, Phil Coulter, who also penned the UK's winning entry Puppet on a String (1967) and classic Congratulations (1968, Cliff Richards, 3rd). Phil Coulter remains a highly respected Irish songwriter.

Geraldine would love for her husband to re-work Toi as You, as she prepares to make a return to Northern Irish stages in the coming months, according to an article in this weekend's Belfast Telegraph (Digital). "I'm dusting myself down and appearing with the Do Ye Come Here Often? show at Christmas time," said Geraldine.

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