'Rodolfo and Dustin to catch up in Spain'25 March 2008 at 03:47 CET
A lot as been said ánd written about the two gimmicks taking part in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Whatever one might think about the Spanish Elvis-wannabee and the Irish turkey puppet, it's a fact that both enjoy the support of an enormous fanbase in their respective home countries.
Inventor of the 'vibrator-guitar'
The character Rodolfo Chikilicuatre was first introduced during the late-night show as an improvisational act. Rodolfo, played by David Fernández Ortiz, was interviewed as the inventor of the 'vibrator-guitar'. Later on, Rodolfo was brought up to sing Baila El Chiki Chiki, which would later become the Spanish entry at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The famous character, who in fact owes most of his fame to the Buenafuente show, is now returning the favor by showing up for an interview.
According to ABC, Chikilicuatre will be joined by what might be his biggest competitor at the Contest; Dustin the Turkey! The singing hand puppet, who will represent Ireland with the song Irelande Douze Pointe, is also reported to visit France for several promotional activities. We would like to warn Dustin that turkey cutlets are extremely popular in the French cuisine...