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The Hardest Eurovision Quiz Ever

Find out if you know your Jedward from your Johnny Logan.

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THE BUSIEST WEEKEND in live TV is here, with the finals of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest taking place on Saturday. Ireland’s entry Brendan Murray is vying for a top ten place in tonight’s semi-final, so we thought it was high time to find out just how much our readers know about all things Eurovision.

Read on to find out if your performance merits a top score worthy of Niamh Kavanagh, or if you’re bottom of the pop music heap with Donna and Joe.

1. Let’s start with an easy one (if you know your stuff). Which country won last year’s Eurovision?
2. Ireland has the highest number of Eurovision wins. How many times have we won?
5
6

7
8
3. Name Nicky Byrne’s 2016 Eurovision entry for Ireland.
Moonlight
Daylight

Starlight
Sunlight
4. Only one of these acts has NOT competed on a Eurovision stage. Which one?
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ABBA
Bananarama

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Celine Dion
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Olivia Newton-John
5. The first Eurovision was held in 1956. Who won?
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Switzerland
Belgium

Norway
Portgual
6. The judging panel on RTÉ’s first series of You’re A Star featured a former member of which girlband?
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B*Witched
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All Saints

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Atomic Kitten
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Bellefire
7. Which of these things do NOT remind Dana of you?
Snowdrops and daffodils
Hot cups of tea

Things of the sea
Postcards to write
8. Ireland skipped the Eurovision in 1983. What’s the only other year we have missed outright?
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1993
1998

2002
2004
10. In which year did Graham Norton take over from Terry Wogan as the BBC’s Eurovision commentator?
2005
2009

2011
2015
10. Who presented the tally of Ireland’s Eurovision votes during last year’s contest in Stockholm?
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Sinéad Kennedy
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Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh

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Gráinne Seoige
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Shane Filan
11. Ireland’s Eurovision winning streak lasted until 1996. Who performed our final winning entry?
Eimear Quinn
Niamh Kavanagh

Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You're Donna & Joe McCaul!
Irlande? Nul points. You had the best of intentions, but ultimately you failed to qualify. Read on for one Eurovision competition you CAN be in with a chance of winning, though.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're Dana!
A solid effort, but not the most memorable of performances. Keep on trying and maybe you'll reach Johnny Logan's dizzy heights some day. Read on for one Eurovision competition you CAN be in with a chance of winning, though.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're Linda Martin!
Just like Linda, you put in the hard graft and eventually came out with a winning result. Ireland salutes you. Want to continue your winning streak? Read on for details of our Eurovision competition.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan!
Much like Paul and Charlie's 226 point win with Rock And Roll Kids, you're a dark horse who's a total pro underneath it all. Want to continue your winning streak? Read on for details of Eurovision competition.
Share your result:

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