Ireland is going to send a hand puppet as it's entry for the Eurovision Songcontest 2008. Wow. I feel sorry for all my friends back there. They will be the laughing stock (-geddit?!-) of Europe.
On a different note. As the contest is being held in Serbia, Does Kosovo get to send in an extra contestant? They should. Just to ease tensions back there. Look at it this way: Serbs get two stabs at winning, Kosovo gets a voice/vote in Europe.