Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh

It's For You

Niamh Kavanagh

It's For You

Often referred to as one of the best voices to have ever come out of Ireland, Eurovision Song Contest winner Niamh Kavanagh proudly returns to the Eurovision stage.

Preview video

In the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest , before an international audience of over 350 million people, Niamh wowed audiences with a powerful rendition of In Your Eyes and achieved a resounding victory for Ireland. The second of Ireland’s famous three-in-a row victories, the song, In Your Eyes, went on to achieve double platinum status.

Niamh returns to the Eurovision Song Contest stage in 2010 inspired by the quality of the song It’s For You. An Irish/Swedish collaboration, this emotional ballad perfectly showcases her ability to tell a story through melody.

Niamh has been singing for most of her life, beginning with choirs and small local bands, training her voice, while at the same time indulging her love for music.  She really came into her own in 1990 when Alan Parker, director of The Commitments film, paid tribute to her vocal talent featuring her commanding renditions of several soul classics on the film’s hugely successful soundtrack album.  She toured extensively with the group performing at such illustrious events as the 1992 Grammy Awards in New York and the Commitment to Life Concert in Los Angeles.

Niamh has also collaborated with some of the finest Irish and international artists including, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, who featured on her debut album, Flying Blind and complimented Niamh on her unique voice.

The entry

Title
It's For You
Performed by
Niamh Kavanagh
Written by
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson
Composed by
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson
Broadcaster
RTÉ

Lyrics of It's For You

(Original)

Verse 1 Look In To These Eyes Hold On To These Hands Believe In This Heartbeat Though You're Afraid That I Might Break Just Hold On Shadows Only Haunt You When Darkness Crowds Your Heart So Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say It's For You
Verse 2 Look Straight Ahead Hold On To Your Dreams Believe In This Magic Open Your Eyes Open Your Mind And It's There Shadows Only Haunt You When Darkness Crowds Your Heart So Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say When Shadows Haunt You And Darkness Crowds Your Heart Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Final Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say It's For You It’s For You It’s For You

The entry

Title
It's For You
Performed by
Niamh Kavanagh
Written by
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson
Composed by
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson
Broadcaster
RTÉ

Artist accounts

This artist doesn't have any official channels

Often referred to as one of the best voices to have ever come out of Ireland, Eurovision Song Contest winner Niamh Kavanagh proudly returns to the Eurovision stage.

Preview video

In the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest , before an international audience of over 350 million people, Niamh wowed audiences with a powerful rendition of In Your Eyes and achieved a resounding victory for Ireland. The second of Ireland’s famous three-in-a row victories, the song, In Your Eyes, went on to achieve double platinum status.

Niamh returns to the Eurovision Song Contest stage in 2010 inspired by the quality of the song It’s For You. An Irish/Swedish collaboration, this emotional ballad perfectly showcases her ability to tell a story through melody.

Niamh has been singing for most of her life, beginning with choirs and small local bands, training her voice, while at the same time indulging her love for music.  She really came into her own in 1990 when Alan Parker, director of The Commitments film, paid tribute to her vocal talent featuring her commanding renditions of several soul classics on the film’s hugely successful soundtrack album.  She toured extensively with the group performing at such illustrious events as the 1992 Grammy Awards in New York and the Commitment to Life Concert in Los Angeles.

Niamh has also collaborated with some of the finest Irish and international artists including, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, who featured on her debut album, Flying Blind and complimented Niamh on her unique voice.

Lyrics of It's For You

(Original)

Verse 1 Look In To These Eyes Hold On To These Hands Believe In This Heartbeat Though You're Afraid That I Might Break Just Hold On Shadows Only Haunt You When Darkness Crowds Your Heart So Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say It's For You
Verse 2 Look Straight Ahead Hold On To Your Dreams Believe In This Magic Open Your Eyes Open Your Mind And It's There Shadows Only Haunt You When Darkness Crowds Your Heart So Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say When Shadows Haunt You And Darkness Crowds Your Heart Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Final Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say It's For You It’s For You It’s For You

The entry

Title
It's For You
Performed by
Niamh Kavanagh
Written by
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson
Composed by
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson
Broadcaster
RTÉ

Artist accounts

This artist doesn't have any official channels

Often referred to as one of the best voices to have ever come out of Ireland, Eurovision Song Contest winner Niamh Kavanagh proudly returns to the Eurovision stage.

Preview video

In the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest , before an international audience of over 350 million people, Niamh wowed audiences with a powerful rendition of In Your Eyes and achieved a resounding victory for Ireland. The second of Ireland’s famous three-in-a row victories, the song, In Your Eyes, went on to achieve double platinum status.

Niamh returns to the Eurovision Song Contest stage in 2010 inspired by the quality of the song It’s For You. An Irish/Swedish collaboration, this emotional ballad perfectly showcases her ability to tell a story through melody.

Niamh has been singing for most of her life, beginning with choirs and small local bands, training her voice, while at the same time indulging her love for music.  She really came into her own in 1990 when Alan Parker, director of The Commitments film, paid tribute to her vocal talent featuring her commanding renditions of several soul classics on the film’s hugely successful soundtrack album.  She toured extensively with the group performing at such illustrious events as the 1992 Grammy Awards in New York and the Commitment to Life Concert in Los Angeles.

Niamh has also collaborated with some of the finest Irish and international artists including, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, who featured on her debut album, Flying Blind and complimented Niamh on her unique voice.

Lyrics of It's For You

(Original)

Verse 1 Look In To These Eyes Hold On To These Hands Believe In This Heartbeat Though You're Afraid That I Might Break Just Hold On Shadows Only Haunt You When Darkness Crowds Your Heart So Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say It's For You
Verse 2 Look Straight Ahead Hold On To Your Dreams Believe In This Magic Open Your Eyes Open Your Mind And It's There Shadows Only Haunt You When Darkness Crowds Your Heart So Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say When Shadows Haunt You And Darkness Crowds Your Heart Let The Light Of My Love Shine Bright
Final Chorus When I Cry It's For The Lonely When I Pray It's For The Lost And Stray When I Love Like There's No Tomorrow No More Words To Say It's For You It’s For You It’s For You