Paul Hettigan

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When Paul Hettigan and Charlie McGettigan won the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest for the Republic of Ireland, it was the first occasion upon which any country had triumphed in the finals three years running;…
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When Paul Hettigan and Charlie McGettigan won the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest for the Republic of Ireland, it was the first occasion upon which any country had triumphed in the finals three years running; their song, "Rock 'n' Roll Kids," was likewise the first entry ever to receive more than 200 votes in the competition's history. Born in 1960, Hettigan first came to attention in the stage show Blood Brothers, staged at Dublin's Olympia Theatre in 1989. He released his debut solo album, What'd I Say, in 1991, but continued to mix acting with live concert performances even after his Eurovision victory -- in 1998, he starred in a Canadian movie version of the life of James Joyce. More recently, he has launched a new career as a radio DJ, hosting a show with Dublin commercial station Q102. He also appeared in Michael Flatley's Celtic Tiger production.