Dustin the Turkey Chosen as Eurovision Entry

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Dustin the Turkey wins Ireland's national song contest by public vote. The selection of a puppet to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest causes some debate.

  • Title
    Dustin the Turkey Chosen as Eurovision Entry
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/02/2008
  • Contributor
    Paul O'Flynn (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:30
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Dustin the Turkey Chosen as Eurovision Entry
  • Extended description

    Dustin the Turkey has been chosen by the public to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Belgrade in May. The entry won Eurosong 2008 held in the University Concert Hall in Limerick with the song 'Irelande Douze Pointe'.

    The report shows Dustin the Turkey performing 'Irelande Douze Pointe' on Eurosong 2008. Dustin being anounced as the winner. Judge Dana gives her reaction on the result.

    A vox pop of members of the public shows their are mixed feelings on a puppet representing Ireland at the Eurovision. Dustin the Turkey performing.

  • Information

    'Irelande Douze Pointe' was written by Darren Smith and Simon Fine. Dustin perfomred the song at the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. The song recieved 22 points came 15th out of 19 and failed to qualify for the final.

  • Local keywords
    Broadcasting, RTÉ, National Song Contest, Eurosong, Eurovision Song Contest, Dustin the Turkey, Dana, Ray D'Arcy, Arts, Entertainment, Music
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2008
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN08/055
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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