Turkey, stuffed..

Alan [in Belfast] was hoping for great things.. but the signs were not good. Even if RTÉ continued to promote their employee’s entry’s chances. But the first Eurovision semi-final has confirmed that Europe didn’t get the joke.. or, more likely, it did.. but didn’t think it was funny – Dustin the Turkey has failed to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest Final in Belgrade on Saturday night. Only the top ten in the semi-final went through. The BBC’s Denis Murray’s interview with the bird puppeteer is now superfluous.. And it shouldn’t be blamed on block voting. It could be worse, though. We could be French.. For proper coverage of Eurovision 2008 see All Kinds of Everything. Adds “Despite a dazzling performance..”?!?

Boos and jeers were heard from some sections of the arena from purists who were less than impressed with the Eurovision’s first puppet performer.

Update From Shane

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.

Also from Shane, the performance itself.. “There’s booing..”

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  • Dewi

    No – it was on the tele – fabulous. Been out meself and heard Athenry in too many places already ! Lol – Nos Da!

  • Dewi

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=o-oOPcH3V1k

    practising Sammy – fancy joining?

  • Dewi
  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    dewi,

    cant sing wont sing

    love the song video is excellent

  • Dewi

    Rubbish Sammy – I’ve got a terrible job keeping quality control on videos posted on Slugger – but I’m taking it seriously so that’s a yellow card !!! Lol – best of luck Saturday !!!

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    sorry Dewi I do need policing in these matters. Should be a cracking game – dont really fancy Munster but Toulouse dont seem to travel well so will be v. close.

    Nos Da

    ps Fecking no good turkey

  • Dewi

    Nos Da

  • Pete Baker

    Get a room, guys.

  • Dewi

    Pete – unless u r careful I’ll keep on about your “Baconic” stuff. “Archipalegic” – I’ll never forgive you for celebrating Fiji beating us in the world cup….bastard!!!!

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    “I’m the one who played the cement mixer on some stuff in the 1980s. A kind of musique concrète. Which is why I needed the cement mixer.”

    So Gregory, were you a bit of a ‘New Romantic’ in the early 1980’s?

    Gary Numan, Ultravox, Visage, Depeche Mode, Heaven 17, etc… the avant garde of 80’s music and all influenced by Bowie of course!

    ….Twas great synth pop at the time while it lasted.

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    ….not forgettting Roxy Music and Brian Eno, the master of the moogs etc…

  • Gregory

    “So Gregory, were you a bit of a ‘New Romantic’ in the early 1980’s? ”

    I went to clubs in Covent Garden, the Fridge Brixton, so I’d see what you are talking about, but, it wasn’t my thing. I knew people, I wasn’t exactly like that.

    My nightmares were beautiful and I wanted to share them. If I had something important to say, it was no more than that. So, to answer your question, well, it is no.

    G.

  • Dewi – you’ve never done music until you’ve been in the middle of a male voice choir singing this!

  • Gregory

    That last post of mine hit 9 out of ten on pretentiousness, and I got away with it. I could win Eurovision with that luck.

    “My nightmares were beautiful and I wanted to share them. If I had something important to say, it was no more than that.”

    Am I a Turkey or what?

    G.