The country with the most wins in the Eurovision Song Contest sent a turkey to the Contest 10 years ago. Their upbeat entry “Irlande Douze Points” finished 15th in a semi final of 19, and thus failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Now their entrant Dustin The Turkey announced that he would like to come back to Eurovision, but representing the United Kingdom.
Dustin The Turkey made the following statement:
I’m all grown up now. I’m 12. I would love to go and represent the UK in the Eurovision and I’ll tell you why, it’s very simple, you get straight to the final.
When RTE came to me and said we’re going to send you off to Eurovision, cos we don’t want to win this thing, here’s ten grand in a brown envelope, I said grand – I got a two week holiday to Serbia.
My body and beautiful face just isn’t meant for Ireland. I would love to do it with the UK. Sure what have the UK got to lose.
Whether the BBC will have the same thought is yet to be seen. In the meanwhile, give a listen to Dustin’s “Irlande Douze Points” from Eurovision 2008 right here: