Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley look forward to presenting the Eurovision Song Contest.
Boyzone heartthrob Ronan Keating and actress and broadcaster Carrie Crowley will present the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest to be held at the Point Theatre in Dublin on 3 May.
Dublin will host the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest following the success of Eimear Quinn in 1996 with the song 'The Voice', Ireland's seventh win. This will be the fourth time in five years that Ireland hosted the contest.
Ronan Keating is delighted to be co-hosting the Eurovision alongside Carrie Crowley saying that he is the first person outside of RTÉ to present the show.
For Carrie Crowley, the worst thing that could happen on the night is that none of the juries votes come through or that either herself or Ronan would fall over on stage.
The 1995 host Mary Kennedy advises the novice presenters to enjoy the preparations and to take time to reflect.
This is a once in a life time opportunity.
While Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley are delighted to hosting the show, Dustin the Turkey is bitterly disappointed.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 March 1997. The reporter is Colm Connolly.