DCU Music Society raised €300 for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital during the society’s DCUrovision, the main event of DCU Music Week.
The event, styled after the Eurovision, took place on Wednesday, November 12th, and was the first of its kind in DCU. DCU Dance Society’s ID2 troupe, who performed Riverdance, and former Irish Eurovision contestant Mickey Joe Harte, were also on show on the night.
DCU Drama Society ended up as winners with their rendition of the Father Ted classic “My Lovely Horse” clinching top prize. In second place was the Media Production Society with their take on Moldova’s SunStroke Project and Olia Tira song “Runaway”, made famous by the viral “Epic Sax Guy” videos. DCU Sober Society rounded out the top three.
Over 200 students were in attendance at The Venue at an event that Music Soc PRO Meg Dooley referred to as “a massive triumph”. She went on to say that “the committee are over-joyed with the turn out this year and hope to run with it again next year.”
In all, eleven societies took part in the competition, which also included a live stream from the “Greenroom” with presenters Seán Defoe, Gearóid Clesham and Heather Rainey.
A major coup for the event was the presence of Ireland’s 2003 Eurovision representative, Mickey Joe Harte. Famed for his own Eurovision hit “We’ve Got the World,” Harte performed four songs and was joined on stage by a large portion of the crowd by the end of his set.
Music Soc’s Music Week took place from Monday, November 10th until Thursday, November 13th. Dooley pointed towards a SingStar competition, in conjunction with DCU’s Games Society, as the week’s most successful undertaking other than the DCUrovision.
Other events during the week included a céilí and a Facebook like competition to win a free spot on the society’s trip to Liverpool in the New Year.
Odrán de Bhaldraithe
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