Participant(s): Dustin the Turkey Song: Irlande, douze pointe Writer(s): Darren Smith, Simon Fine, Dustin the Turkey Composer(s): Darren Smith, Simon Fine, Dustin the Turkey
Normally Ireland is famous for its great music and heartwarming songs especially in the Eurovision Song Contest. Ireland has won seven times already and is known as THE Eurovision nation! But this year Ireland is the laugher of the year! This is probably the worst and uninspired song send from Ireland to the contest ever!
Dustin is an ugly plastic turkey, which is brawling some indecipherable fragments of weird sentences with a horrible and unbearable “voice”. All this is accompanied by two terribly dressed women who are ridiculously dancing to cheap techno rhythm. During the Irish final this entry received many “Boos” from the audience. Dustin is planned as a TV joke in the Irish Television, but will the joke be understood in the rest of Europe? Maybe it’s a kind of protest, while the Western European countries get fewer and fewer points recently. But on the other hand the Eastern European countries have proofed that their songs often are of a better quality. Maybe that’s the main reason why the others don’t take is serious anymore and reduce their effort.
Dana – the first Irish winner from 1970 spoke out that she feels ashamed for Ireland this year and that she is going to make herself a cup of tea, while Ireland is on stage in Belgrade – she can’t bear that bird! And she is so right!