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Linda Martin

IRELAND 1984 & 1992

She's arrived from Ireland, Her flight’s on time, it’s Eurovision winner Linda Martin!

Linda has been put forward to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest a total of nine times; four times solo, four times as a member of the band Chips, and once in the group Linda and friends.

 

This is more than any other Irish artist in the history of the contest! 

She was selected to represent Ireland twice on her own, coming second in 1984 with Terminal 3, and winning in 1992 with Why me? Both songs were written by Séan Sherrard (who we know as none other than Johnny Logan).

 

Outside of the contest Linda has had a successful career in tv and theatre. Lending her expertise as a advisor/judge/mentor on shows such as the X factor, You're a star, and Eurosong 2012 respectively.

Why Me?

Sometimes I watch you passing by my window
And sometimes I watch you passing through my dreams
And sometimes, when I look at you
You take my breath away

Sometimes I try and understand your reasons
You choose to feel the way you feel about me
And sometimes, when I turn around
And you’re there, like today
I wanna say:

Why me?
I look at you and I get to feeling, why me? (Why me? Ooh…)
I know it’s true but I can’t believe it
I keep on wonderin’ why my love shines in your eyes

Why me?
I look at you and I ask myself, why me?

Sometimes I lie awake and watch you sleeping
And listen to the beating of your heart
And sometimes, when you’re lyin’ there
You take my breath away
And I wanna say

Why me?
I look at you and I get to feeling, why me? (Why me? Ooh…)
I know it’s true but I can’t believe that it’s me
Who’s gonna be holdin’ you in my arms tonight
And why it’s me who’s gonna be the one to make you feel all right tonight

Why me?
I look at you and I get to feeling, why me? (Why me? Ooh…)
I know it’s true but I can’t believe it
I keep on wonderin’ why my love shines in your eyes

Why me?
I look at you and I ask myself, why me?
Why me?