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Eurovision News Review:

* Garlick’s hopes for Eurovision
* Jessica gets Eurovision tips from Will
* Comic Eclair takes on Eurovision
* Eurovision album: Your views
* Sweet Sherry’s secrets
* The Classical Brit – It’s one big classical charade
* Profiles of Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Moby
* On the global Taff Trail

Garlick’s hopes for EurovisionBBC News
Garlick, 20, from Kidwelly, south west Wales takes up the mantle for the UK in the finals in Estonia later this month. “Cliff Richard, Lulu – they’ve done Eurovision and they are still singing, ” said Garlick, on a brief visit to Swansea… “Cliff Richard, Lulu – they’ve done Eurovision and they are still singing, ” said Garlick, on a brief visit to Swansea. “Hopefully, in 50 years time it’ll be Jessica Garlick, with everyone saying ‘She’s done well’. ”

Garlick was chosen to perform the UK entry Come Back in March via a phone vote, after being ejected from the Pop Idol contest on TV. Now the singer is hoping to go one better than the other Welsh Eurovision success story – Mary Hopkin.

Jessica gets Eurovision tips from WillBBC News
She added that her mum is planning a huge Eurovision party for people to watch and desperately trying to get the garden ready for Jessica’s big night. The Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Estonia beacause they won the competition last year.

Comic Eclair takes on EurovisionBBC News
The channel is hosting a week of special programmes in the lead up to the contest, which is taking place in Estonia on 25 May. His sudden death caused shock among his friends and fans, with thousands of e-mails sent to the BBC expressing grief at his passing. Eclair was a regular contributor on Liquid News, a daily entertainment show, and a friend of Price’s.

Eurovision album: Your viewsBBC News
Hot favourite, I Can’t Live Without Music, from Germany’s Corinna May and Come Back, the UK’s entry by Pop Idol finalist Jessica Garlick, are amongst the delights on offer. “Judging by this album, much of Europe is merging into a musical standard,” wrote the BBC’s Michael Osborn. “But fear not – there are enduring elements of camp and sounds from the fringe which Eurovision would be a sorrier place without,” he added. But what do you think?

Are there any genuinely good pop tunes on here? Or has the irony gone on long enough?.

Sweet Sherry’s secretsIrish Independent
Declan McCormack asked Fionnuala Sherry and Rolf Lovland the hard questions
SHE delivers the mini-tirade with a voice flecked with anger: “I don’t have that question put to me anywhere else except in Ireland. And they talk about the English tabloids. A large tempest-like sigh… It was said that she played the violin with her leather pants. At least that’s how some enfevered males recall it. What many may not realise is that after winning the Eurovision with Rolf Lovland’s moody Celtic-Nordic composition Nocturne, Sherry and Lovland did not go the way of most Eurovision winners into the Stygian gloom of instant obscurity. Like Abba in ’74 and Celine Dion in ’88, their band Secret Garden was armed with a game-plan and a raft of tunes to capitalise on the dubious honour of winning the Grand Prix. An album, Songs from a Secret Garden, was released in ’95 to critical and popular acclaim. Secret Garden proved adept at creating new takes on the still sad music of melancholy and their tunes of sweet melancholy spent years topping the Billboard charts in their chosen category.

The Classical Brit – It’s one big classical charadeLa Scena Musicale
Ms Denham will announce the winners of tin trophies with a mien befitting a royal funeral. Composers who write movie music by the metre will be treated like Bach reborn and apprentice fiddlers will be likened to Heifetz. The only way to watch this show is with Terry Wogan's Eurovision Song Contest commentary running through your head. We tend to mock small states who regard Eurovision as a validation of their place on earth. But in Estonia this weekend they will watch Classical Brits with mouths open, wondering how a once-great nation with a civilising mission can have trashed its culture into tonal slurry, seared it in oil and slammed it between the twin buns of corporate greed and televisual illiteracy. Visit every week to read Norman Lebrecht’s latest column… Composers who write movie music by the metre will be treated like Bach reborn and apprentice fiddlers will be likened to Heifetz. The only way to watch this show is with Terry Wogan's Eurovision Song Contest commentary running through your head. We tend to mock small states who regard Eurovision as a validation of their place on earth. But in Estonia this weekend they will watch Classical Brits with mouths open, wondering how a once-great nation with a civilising mission can have trashed its culture into tonal slurry, seared it in oil and slammed it between the twin buns of corporate greed and televisual illiteracy. Visit every week to read Norman Lebrecht’s latest column.

Profiles of Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, MobyCNN International
The picture was on the mattress and her mother was gone. MOLINEAUX: One year later at the prestigious Eurovision contest in Dublin, Celine would take home the top prize. Rene, now 45, and divorced from his second wife would share more than a congratulatory hug. ANGELIL: At night, you know, when you kiss good night, always kiss on the cheek. And on that night, I made like a little stop right here and.

On the global Taff TrailBBC News
“I considered the others to be my closest friends and I don’t like being accused of stabbing anyone else in the back,” he told Now magazine. In another article in Heat, the questions were a bit more personal, with H saying he didn’t care about rumours that he is gay. H and Claire’s single DJ will be joined in the charts by Kidwelly’s Jessica ‘Pop Idol-turned-Eurovision’ Garlick, who will be hoping to wow judges across the continent with her offering entitled Come Back. Meanwhile, north Walian Lisa is plotting a solo career and helping the careers of her three brothers who make up new pop act 3SL. She said she was having to adapt to sudden changes since the split, telling Now that; “Steps splitting up was not a blessing in disguise for me”. Smiling star

Over to Hollywood, and Catherine Zeta Jones is currently filming the movie of the musical Chicago, but all the headlines are going to Renee Zellweger, whose performance is said to steal the show – Richard Gere and Lucy Liu also feature. But it is not all bad news for Mrs Douglas – she has topped a poll, commissioned by a survey for National Smile Week.

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