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Is Always Over Now?

"Is Always Over Now?"
Eurovision Song Contest 1998 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Gerry Morgan
Lyricist(s)
Gerry Morgan
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
64
Appearance chronology
◄ "Mysterious Woman" (1997)   
"When You Need Me" (1999) ►

"Is Always Over Now?" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, performed in English by Dawn Martin.

The song is a ballad, sung from the perspective of a woman at the end of a relationship. She tells her former lover that "Always, you said, was me and you", and thus wonders "Is always over now?/Does it never last that long?"

The song was performed thirteenth on the night, following Slovenia's Vili Resnik with "Naj bogovi slišijo" and preceding Portugal's Alma Lusa with "Se eu te pudesse abraçar". At the close of voting, it had received 64 points, placing 9th in a field of 25.

This was the "swan song" of Noel Kelehan in Eurovision. This conductor accompanied 29 Eurovision songs, among which 24 were Irish entries. No one ever participated on more occasions in Eurovision (and with the abolition of orchestras, probably no one ever will). He conducted no fewer than five winning songs.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1999 contest by The Mullans with "When You Need Me".


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