What’s Another Year?May 21, 2008 at 1:59 am | Posted in Music, Television | 3 Comments
Oh, well. Dustin tragically didn’t make it into the finals of the 2008 Eurovision finals last night and for some reason, there’s more shock and disappointment amongst the local people than when Ireland failed to make it into UEFA Euro 2008. And to think, he was once a favourite to win the whole damn thing.
Some claim that a puppet representing a country into the Eurovision song contest makes a mockery of a competition that has been won by men in costumes and a man in a dress. It probably didn’t help that the song sounded like what I’d imagine a cluster bomb would be in music form: harmful and all over the place.
As others go about posting the best of previous Irish Eurovision entries, here’s a small selection of the chart-topping songs that Dustin has had in the past (without my help, I’ll have you know). I’ve left out a good few since they’re not actually on YouTube yet. They include such musical gems as the Joe Dolan duet “Good Lookin’ Woman“, “Christmas Tree” and who can forget everyone’s favourite “Harrell is a Lonely Dustin“.
- The Christmas No. 1 (Zig and Zag feat. Dustin the Turkey) (IE #1)
- Spanish Lady (feat. Ronnie Drew and The Saw Doctors) (IE #1)
- Rat Trap (with Bob Geldof) (IE #1)
- Fairytale of New York (with Dervla Kirwan)
- 32 Counties (IE #1)
- Patricia the Stripper (with Chris de Burgh) (IE #3)
Oh, all right then. Since everyone else is doing it, Ireland’s best Eurovision entry ever is after the break: