Ireland sent a turkey once before…

And it didn’t end well…

On the night it became clear that Ireland was like a child, engaging in all sorts of annoying tricks just to get some attention. But the voters, I would guess, could see right through it. Post-Lordi, you have to be a little more subtle if you’re going to go overboard. Ultimately, it was more humiliating than any of the other recent disasters, because in previous years we sank quietly. This one plummeted with a very loud whine, and hit the ground with a noticeable splat.

Will they make the same mistake again

RTÉ have reported [But not confirmed? – Ed] most of the shortlist from which their representative in the Eurovision 2011 Song Contest, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, will be selected.

From the Eurovision site

The Irish selections for the Eurovision Song Contest will be a show of five participants. The star for Düsseldorf will be picked from the line-up of Jedward, Nikki Kavanagh, The Vard Sisters, Don Mescall and an as of yet unnamed EMI quartet.

Their manager, Louis Walsh, will be pleased.  He’s been campaigning on Jedward’s behalf since June last year at least…

According to the Eurovision news

The talents performing in the The Late Late Eurosong 2011 will be trained by music industry professionals for the big night. The coaches that the artist’s will meet are Ronan Hardiman, David Hayes, Caroline Downey-Desmond, Willie Kavanagh and Liam Lawton.

The winner will be decided from a combination of jury votes and tele voting.

According to the BBC

The Dublin pair, who are managed by Louis Walsh, will perform on Irish chat show The Late Late [Eurosong 2011] on 11 February, where the winner will be decided.

You have been warned…