Ireland: Eurovision 1990 act Liam Reilly dies aged 65

Ireland: Eurovision 1990 act Liam Reilly dies aged 65

The Irish Eurovision 1990 representative, Liam Reilly, and frontman of the group Bagatelle died on January 1 aged 65. 

The Eurovision family, not long after the dawn of 2021 has a reason to mourn, as the former Eurovision participant, Liam Reilly, passed away at the age of 65. Accordng to his family, the Irish acts passed away peacefully in his home yeasterday.

Mr Reilly fronted Bagatelle for more than 40 years, and they had success with songs including Summer in Dublin and Second Violin.


Liam’s  Eurovision Story

In 1990 Liam represented Ireland with his song titled “Somewhere in Europe”  which came 2nd with 132 points, in a tie with the French entry sung by Joëlle Ursull, in the contest in Zagreb. Italy’s entrant – Insieme: 1992, sung by Tuto Cutugno – won that edition with 149 points.

However, Mr Reilly, from Dundalk, County Louth, also composed Ireland’s Eurovision entry for the contest in Rome in 1991, when Kim Jackson performed his song “Could It Be That I’m In Love”, which was placed 10th.

The INFE Network expresses its condolences to his family and friends for their painful loss.

Angelo D.

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