The 51st Eurovision Song Contest final took place on Saturday 20th May 2006. Brian's own composition 'Every Song Is A Cry For Love' qualified for the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest and made a piece of Eurovision history by being the 1000th act to perform in the competition at the semi-final show.
Lordi representing Finland were the winners on the night, with Ireland claiming tenth position. Brian wishes to thank you for all your support and votes!
Photos from Eurovision 2006, Athens
Photos by Kyran O'Brien/Kobpix
Brian will perform Ireland’s entry for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. He has been chosen to represent Ireland in Athens, Greece in May 2006. The song contest will take place in the Olympic Stadium’s Indoor Basketball Hall in Marousi, Athens
Brian will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final which takes place on Thursday 18 May, in which twenty-four countries will compete for ten places in the final. These ten will join the fourteen countries who have already qualified for the final, which will be held on Saturday 20 May.
Eurovision Press Conference & Dress Rehearsal
Brian jetted out to Athens on Wednesday 10th May, accompanied by his backing singers: Paula, Una & Fran, as well as a RTE entourage and Curb Records. The press were also in force for the press conference held at Dublin Airport.
For regular up-dates listen to Marty Whelan's early morning radio show on RTE 2FM, as he will be broadcasting live every day from Athens. Meanwhile, Ray Darcy's mid-morning radio programme on Today FM will also keep you up-to-date from his base in Dublin
“The first rehearsal went very well,” said Brian. “The sound people were brilliant and the technical crew were second to none. It is always a bit worrying when you’re performing in a new place with a new crew, but they were fantastic.
“When I was first asked to do Eurovision, I really hadn’t seen it coming,” he said. “But I like to take risks in my career. A lot of people pretend not to like Eurovision; it’s a guilty secret. But I’m embracing it and it feels 100% right.” Asked how it feels to represent a 7 time Eurovision winning country, Brian smiled and said: "No pressure". For the full transcript log on to www.eurovision.tv