Ireland won the Eurovision song contest seven times from its inception in 1956, but its 2007 entry, "They Can't Stop The Spring", finished bottom. Because of this, and perhaps inspired by the somewhat novel winning entry for the previous year, Lordi's "Hard Rock Hallelujah
", some bright spark decided to enter the TV puppet Dustin The Turkey in 2008. Dustin's song was composed by Darren Smith and Simon Fine, though the Irish TV station RTÉ One credited the turkey himself as the third co-writer! On stage, Dustin was assisted by four female co-singers/dancers.