Flying hall, falling deep. That could be the title telling Ireland's Eurovision story. The country holds the record as most winning country with seven victories, three of them in a row from 1992 to 1994.
Legendary Johnny Logan has won for Ireland three times. Twice performing himself; in 1980 with What's Another Year? and again in 1987 with the stunning Hold Me Now. In 1992, he wrote Linda Martin's victory entry Why Me?.
In recent years however, Ireland has struggled at the contest. Since the last Irish win in 1996, Sweden has won three times. They are now only one victory away from matching Ireland's record.
Prior to the 2018 contest, the last time Ireland reached the final was back in 2013 when Ryan Dolan represented the country with the song Only Love Survives.