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
- ContributorPaul 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.
'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
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- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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