My first post about Eurovision: Dustin the Turkey to represent Ireland

Well I just read something in one of my feeds and I had to post about it! From

Although it is reported as a rumour, this news appear on the Irish broadcaster RTÉ’s website. Newspapers claim that the popular comical act Dustin the Turkey has applied to participate in the Irish national final for Eurovision 2008, Eurosong. Dustin is said to enter a song called Twelve points, douze points, a parody of Eurovision.
Dustin the Turkey became highly popular in 1990, when he joined the show The Den, on RTÉ, with fellow puppets Zig and Zag and has outlasted four human co-hosts since: Ian Dempsey, Ray D’Arcy, Damien McCaul and Francis Boylan Jr. Its current (and 5th) host is Kathryn McKiernan. Dustin’s participation in the show since 1990, makes him the current longest-serving cast member.

Now, Dustin the Turkey seems to prepare his Eurovision adventure. Irish newspapers are spreading the rumour, also published on RTÉ’s website, that the puppet has entered a song for Eurosong 2008, Irish national final this year. The theme, called Twelve points, douze points, is said to be a “tongue-in-cheek parody” about Eurovision.

If rumours are in the end confirmed, Dustin could appear as the hot favourite to represent Ireland this year in Belgrade due to his high popularity amongst Irish people.

Dustin has already recorded six albums, and performed duets with artists such as Bob Geldof, Chris De Burgh, Ronnie Drew, Dervla Kirwan and the late Joe Dolan.

Ireland, placed last at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest final, will participate in the first semifinal of this year’s Eurovision in Belgrade, to be held on May 20th.

I wonder if its true.

Also the website for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest is up and running and Dustin makes the front page of it!

all that left to say is


Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

One thought on “My first post about Eurovision: Dustin the Turkey to represent Ireland”

  1. Not just a rumour.. Dustin has won the tv vote and is off to Belgrade. Look for it on youtube won’t know whether to laugh or cry! Its so weirdly hilarious…and no worse than the ukraine runner up last year.. COME ON DUSTIN!!

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