Johnny LoganIn 1980, Johnny represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'What's Another Year', written by Shay Healy, beating runner-up Germany by 15 points. The song went on to top the charts around Europe, including Ireland and the UK.
The Australian-born singer only became an Irish citizen after he sang for Ireland in the 1980 Contest. His victory brought him a number one hit in the UK and numerous television appearances across Europe. What's Another Year was awarded the maximum 12 points by 7 countries, ending up with 143 points in total.
Johnny Logan later came to be known as "Mr. Eurovision" after secureing Ireland's second victory in 1987 and writing Linda Martin's winning 1992 entry, Why Me?