The Irish puppet Dustin the Turkey caught a lot of attention at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but as this publicity wasn’t transferred into votes Ireland was left in the semi-final. Sinead Mulvery & Black Daisy will be trying to change that when they will be representing the country in Moscow with the song Et Cetera.
The country that have won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times failed completely in Belgrade when Dustin the Turkey despite media attention from all over the world didn’t manage to qualify for the final. Tonight six acts had lined up for The Late Late Show Eurosong Special. All wanted to prove to the juries and to the TV viewers that they have what it takes to bring a good result back to Ireland in Moscow in May.
The six acts competing were:
1. M.N.A.- Flying (composed by Ronan McCormack)
2. Laura-Jayne Hunter – Out of control (composed by Derry O’Donovan)
3. Lee Bradshaw – So what (composed by Billy Larkin and Kevin Breathnach)
4. Johnny Brady – Amazing (composed by Tony Adams Rosa)
5. Kristina Zaharova – I wish I could pretend (composed by Lauris Reinkiks)
6. Sinead Mulvery & Black Daisy – Et cetera (composed by Niall Mooney, Jonas Gladnikoff, Daniele Moretti and Christina Schilling)
Here you find our live tweets from the show:
- 00:36 – Et Cetera will be representing Ireland at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
- 00:35 – Televoting: 4: Amazing, 8: Flying, 16: So What, 24: I Wish I could…. 32: Out Of Control – and 40 points for Et Cetera. We have a winner!
- 00:33 – Fourth jury is Dublin: 1: Out Of Control, 2: Flying: 4: Amazing, 6: So What, 8: Et Cetera… 10: I Wish I….
- 00:32 – Third jury is Limerick: 1: Flying, 2: So What, 4: Out Of Control, 6: Amazing, 8: I Wish I…. 10: Et Cetera
- 00:30 – Second jury is Sligo: 1: So What, 2: Out Of Control, 4: Flying, 6: Amazing, 8: I wish I… 10: Et Cetera
- 00:29 – First jury is Cork: 1: So what, 2: Out of Control, 4: Amazing, 6: I wish I…8: Flying and 10: Et Cetera.
- 00:27 – We are now ready to recieve the votes….. who will try to bring Ireland back to the Eurovision Song Contest final?
- 00:26 – Voting lines are closed. Marty Whelan prefers Out Of Control. Linda Martin and Jerry Springer both prefer Et Cetere.
- 00:25 – We end with Irelande Douze Point! Jerry Springer has now gotten the idea about what the Eurovision Song Contest really is
- 00:24 – We ends with Irelande Dopuze Point! Jerry Springer has now gotten the idea about what the Eurovision Song Contest really is…
- 00:22 – And now Dana International falls on stage when she is about to hand the trophy to Charlotte Nilsson…. and now we go on to Lordi!
- 00:21 – Ahh Lill Lindfors drops the dress…. who doesn’t remember this classic host moment? 🙂
- 00:20 – Paul G enters the expert studio – now he will present some of his favourite moments of the Contest.
- 00:17 – Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan delivers the same solid and perfect performance which made them win Eurovision Song Contest.
- 00:15 – The 1994 Eurovision Song Contest winners enters the stage to sing Rock’n’Roll Kids.
- 00:14 – The 1994 Eurovision Song Contest winners enters the stage to sing roick n Roll kids.
- 00:10 – After a short break we are back again. A re-cap is showing the six songs again. Voting lines are still open.
- 00:03 – The voting lines opens… we have heard six
very different songs. What will the Irish population and judges go for? Time will tell.
- 00:02 – The voting lines opens… we have heard three very different songs. What will the Irish population and judges go for? Time will tell.
- 00:01 – This song gets the biggest applauce. The experts absolutly loves it. It is a commercial hit all over the world and Sinead call sell the song
- 23:58 – Sinead Mulvery & Black Daisy has entered the stage. Now it is time for some punk rock with a clear Scandinavian touch to it.
- 23:56 – Sixth song is Et cetera. the composer talks about how the song was sent between Sweden, Denmark and Ireland.
- 23:55 – The experts loves the song, but they want to get rid of the dancers. But add that the gimmick might help in Moscow.
- 23:52 – Kristina Zaharova has entered the song. It is a sensitive ballad.
- 23:50 – Lauris Reinkiks might be remembered for his own Eurovision Song Contest participation when he sang Hello From Mars in 2003.
- 23:49 – Fifth song is I wish I could pretend. Composer Lauris Reinkiks states that the Boltic countries are Nordic – not Eastern.
- 23:46 – Marty Whelan points out the big similarity to Olsen Brothers’s Fly On the Wings Of Love. Linda Martin is sure it is a hit in south america
- 23:43 – Johnny Brady has entered the stage. It is a catchy song with a bit of latino rhytm.
- 23:41 – Fourth song is called Amazing. The composer will join the stage as a guitar player.
- 23:34 – Another break before fourth song will be presented. The experts loves all three songs so it is imnpossible to guess anything.
- 23:33 – The judges loves it. This has the whole package that will do well, Linda says and Martin points out that Ireland do best with this type.
- 23:32 – The judges loves it. This has the whole package that will do well Linda says and Martin points out that Ireland do best with this type.
- 23:28 – Lee Bradshaw has entered the stage. A good looking man taken from a boyband sings a ballad. Now we recognize Ireland again.
- 23:25 – Third song is So What. One of the composer tells about his loss eight years ago in the Irish final. The song was meant to be used last year.
- 23:22 – The judges are amazed. They call it a hit song, a sound that will do well in Eastern Europe. But also mention that the dancers are too much.
- 23:20 – Laura-Jayne Hunter has entered the stage. It is a kind of a modern disco, but it doesn’t look good on the small stage. It is too crowded.
- 23:17 – Second song is Out Of Control. The composer says that he has included all the things that makes a good Eurovision song Contest song.
- 23:15 – The judges are blown a way. Jerry Springer could see this in the film Love Actually.
- 23:15 – M.N.A. has entered the stage with a catchy song, easy to sing a long to. This sounds like a mix of The Corrs and 80’s Scandinavian pop.
- 23:14 – The judges are blown a way. Jerry Springer could see this in the film Love Actually.
- 23:13 – M.N.A. has entered the stage with a catchy song, easy to sing a long to. This sounds like a mix of The Coors and 80’s Scandinavian pop.
- 23:08 – First song is Flying. The composer is now being introduced.He talks about his involvement in the original riverdance performance.
- 23:02 – Now there is break.After that we should be ready to hear the first song competing to represent Ireland at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
- 22:59 – Linda Martin states that she still thinks that a good song with a good performance can win… no matter what country it is from.
- 22:58 – Linda Martin and Marty Whelan – the two other experts has been introduced as well.
- 22:55 – The host is telling about the Eastern problem in the Contest in order for Springer to know how politics are involved in the Contest
- 22:53 – Jerry Springer is being asked to put comments to the six songs… he answers: You are a lonely man!
- 22:52 – What is this: Irish national final or a political discussion? Right now they are taking about Obama versus Bush!
- 22:49 – Wohoo… now there is image on the webstream as well 🙂
- 22:46 – Talent expert Jerry Springer has been introduced.
- 22:41 – It sounds like Irish TV is showing us some great Irish moments from the Eurovision Song Contest… unfortunately still no image
- 22:38 – The Irish national final has just started… with no image on the webcast so far
Below you can see the winning performance.