Linda Martin will deliver the votes for Ireland for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place on Saturday 14 May.
Martin's entry 'Why Me?' won the Eurovision contest for Ireland in Sweden in 1992.
The song which was written by John Logan, also kicked off three consecutive song contest victories for Ireland. Niamh Kavanagh's 'In Your Eyes' won the contest for Ireland in 1993, before Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettingan's 'RocknRoll Kids' won the Eurovision a year later.
Linda Martin had previously represented Ireland at the song contest, with her track Terminal 3 finishing second place in 1984. It was also written by Logan.
Reflecting on her success in '92, Linda Martin said that she cannot believe it is 30 years since her triumph.
“I love it, it’s hard to believe it’s 30 years. It’s a contest that gave me all my birthdays at once”, she said. “I’m delighted for the involvement this year, it’s been so good to me and if I could give a little bit back to this magnificent, full-filled contest, then so be it”.
“I can recall every step of the way, the run-up, travelling, rehearsals, the people. I’m still in touch with a lot of people from that year. It’s a Eurovision family”.
Ireland will be represented by Derry singer Brooke Scullion, with her entry 'That's Rich'.
“They like her, there’s no question about that because she’s a real good personality”, Martin said of Scullion. “Whether we win or not I don’t know, but I do hope she gets out of the semi-final”.
“It’s so fickle”, Martin continued. “The Eurovision is a lottery, you just don’t know what’s going to happen. You put your best foot forward and you hope for the best. I just hope she does really well”.
On this day in 1992 the 37th #Eurovision Song Contest was held in Malmö, 🇸🇪 Sweden. 23 countries competed with Yugoslavia making its last appearance. @RealLindaMartin— Eurovoix (@Eurovoix) May 9, 2022
took victory for 🇮🇪 Ireland with "Why Me?" starting off Irish domination of the contest in the 90s. pic.twitter.com/96XvtSKU0E