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The Luck Of The Irish?

Posted by DINRIL on March 9, 2010

Actually, they haven’t had much in Eurovision terms lately. A brief brush with the top ten in the shape of Brian Kennedy in 2006, last place in 2007, that goddamned turkey in 2008 and Josie O’Pussycats (as we like to refer to them) in 2009, who really really should have qualified. Just how can Ireland try and claw back some kind of Eurovision credibility?As it happens, by sending the very lady who won the contest for them in 1993. Niamh Kavanagh might have longer hair and be a little curvier than when she triumphed all those years ago with In Your Eyes, but she can still belt out a big epic tune with the rest of them. And sure enough, she’ll be doing that in Oslo with It’s For You, the kind of winsome, flute-laden ballad that used to win the contest. We say USED to win, of course, because we can’t help thinking that as pleasant as this is, Eurovision has moved on and it’s just not enough to send this kind of song any more and automatically hope everybody will vote for you on account of it being Irish and a ballad. Still, we don’t expect she’ll do too badly. Although we are rather concerned by how many times during the performance her hand keeps wandering in the general direction of her bosom. Hmmmmmmm:


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Posted by DINRIL on November 4, 2009

……and we thought Ireland had long since given up the idea of novelty entries. This had better turn out to be a ridiculous rumour……don’t do it chaps!

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Taking it seriously this year, are we……?

Posted by DINRIL on February 23, 2009

We’re referring to Ireland, who fell flat on their faces last year with Dustin The Turkey’s attempt at a novelty song. However, the turkey is now history (rumours that it was last seen filling a sandwich at a Dublin branch of O’Briens have been firmly denied) and Ireland have decided to do things properly this year – and how properly they’ve done them!  A real departure from the ballads and folky twiddles that have won them countless contests in the past, Et Cetera is sparky, modern pop that makes us want to leap up and down and wave our tights in the air. The kids are gonna love it…..

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