In 2008 the ESC had its first non-human contestant.
Dustin the turkey was representing my native Ireland.
Yes, a turkey. It was a hilarious turkey. And while he lost to Greece's awesome entry, he really brightened up the scene, making fun of the current ESC voting system.
Many, I love Dustin. (Of course, I love turkeys. Especially in the form of turkey bacon and roast turkey.)