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Just 13 photos from the Eurovision when it last hit Dublin 20 years ago

It was liiiit.

THE EUROVISION IN 1997 was held in The Point theatre for the third time.

1997 Source: Eurovision

It was all thanks to Eimear Quinn’s The Voice winning the year before.

Sure we were so excited there was even a special commemorative Call Card

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The eventual winner was the UK with Love Shine a Light by Katrina and the Waves, with Ireland coming in as runners up.

But most importantly of all, the rehearsals were lit

Andreas Konstantinou from Cyprus looked every bit of the Greek-speaking Corrs.

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Thomas Laegard of Denmark dressed like the child of every member of Smash Mouth

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Hungary’s entry VIP did the whole stools thing, but their shirts were much to admire

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French singer Fanny posed with a poor-looking Guinness

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Tom Endresen from Denmark, aka Neil from Art Attack’s da

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There was a very big trend of check trousers, as modelled here by entries from Malta and Portugal

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Blond of Sweden were the most Swedish people you could imagine


The Netherland’s entry Ms Einstein were the band to beat all others


Check out their moves

Do you know this song?


This queen right here, Bettina Sorat showed the hell up for Austria

Ok she only got 12 points, but she brought it.

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Eh can we be friends?

Not forgetting our hosts Carrie Crowley and Ronan Keating


Ronan even performed the interval act with Boyzone

Source: BoyzoneForever/YouTube

Our entry, of course, was Marc Roberts


He sang Mysterious Woman and came in a respectable second, with only a 70 point loss under the UK

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Will we ever see such glory again?

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