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1971 Overview

HOST COUNTRY: Ireland HOST CITY: Dublin HOST VENUE: Gaiety Theatre HOST BROADCASTER: RTÉ HOST PRESENTERS: Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir INTERVAL ACTS: Bunratty Castle Entertainers
GRAND FINAL: 3rd April
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 18 DEBUT(S): Malta

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1971 Facts

1971 saw a rule change, 6 performers were allowed on stage, up until now only soloist or duets had been allowed.

The UK chose to send a singer from Northern Ireland in order to temper any hard feeling between the UK and Republic of Ireland, she received death-threats from the IRA for representing the UK.