It was the era of ethno and the era of Ireland in Eurovision. Composer Brendan Graham had won two years prior, in 1994 with "Rock'n'roll Kids", a song that had been submitted before but refused, and in 1996 he went for and pulled off the same trick again with previously refused "The Voice". This time the artist was the young choir singer Eimear Quinn, who had never had any inkling towards a career in pop music in general or Eurovision in particular, and despite her protests Brendan Graham managed to convince her that it was a good idea.
In this interview she reveals absolutely everything, often without the need for Emil to even ask the questions, and she provides some really insightful analysis into the zeitgeist of the 1990's and why it was actually the interval act that became Riverdance that was the initial spark for the ethnic trend.
Legend: Eimear Quinn
Song: The Voice (Ireland 1996)
Host: Emil Löfström
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