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Eurovision News Review:

* ‘Latin’ Latvia wins Eurovision
* Greece sounds off over Eurovision
* Arts | Telegraph
* Failure helped me to hit the high notes – Hansen
* The Baltic countries
* One world, one tongue
* RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY
* The NS Profile – The Duncan Smiths
* Plane ‘broke up’ before crash that killed 225
* Sven-Göran Eriksson: Mei Werlcupp Diarig
* Factory officials to be tried for ‘murder’ of nine people
* Kanin, Spielberg await graduation

‘Latin’ Latvia wins EurovisionBBC News
Marija Naumova’s Latin-influenced song I Wanna beat off strong competition from Malta to win the prize with the very last vote of the competition. The votes of Lithuania decided the competition with just seven votes between Malta and Latvia after the penultimate round of results… Marija Naumova’s Latin-influenced song I Wanna beat off strong competition from Malta to win the prize with the very last vote of the competition. The votes of Lithuania decided the competition with just seven votes between Malta and Latvia after the penultimate round of results. Latvia finished with 176 points, ahead of Malta with 164 points and Estonia and the UK, both with 111 points. The small Baltic country only entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2000.

Greece sounds off over EurovisionBBC News
The distraught singer dubbed his night of shame as a “personal Waterloo” with no hint of irony at his own reference to Swedish superband Abba and their 1974 winner of the same name. “The song that was heard in Tallinn was not the song I set out to sing,” he complained. ‘Robot wars’

But Eurovision committee official Ingrid Peek told BBC News Online: “There was no technical problem with the sound, if there was a problem it was with the singer. ”

The leather-clad, foot-stomping performance S.

Arts | TelegraphTelegraph.co.uk
Now, rehearsals over, Sergio and his Ladies sit on a podium behind a barricade of flowers, fielding questions from that part of the world’s media that is interested in the goings-on in Tallinn – me among them. Sergio is asked how he likes Estonia. “I love Estonia!” And what he thinks of Eurovision. “I adore Eurovision!” Then there is a bit of a lull. As I am the sort of person who will do almost anything to avoid an embarrassing silence, I put up my hand and a microphone is thrust into my face.

Failure helped me to hit the high notes – HansenTelegraph.co.uk
“It inspired me to go on and win,” said the 31-year-old Dane after his five-stroke victory in the Volvo PGA championship at Wentworth. The song “Tell Me Who You Are” by Malene finished with a mere seven points – 169 points behind winners Latvia.

The Baltic countrieseconomist.com
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The Baltic countries
Baltic success in diplomacy and music May 30th 2002 From The Economist print edition ALONG with joining the UN, invitations to the Eurovision song contest (a televised musical Olympics much watched in Europe) signalled that the new countries of post-communist Europe had arrived on the international stage. Last year Estonia was the first post-communist country to carry off the warblers’ tinsel crown. This year the victor was its southern neighbour, Latvia—thanks to a final handful of votes cast by another of the Baltic trio, Lithuania. It is not just for devotees of cheesy music that the Balts are stars. Entry into NATO, seen only a few years ago as a highly risky provocation to Russia, now looks almost a done deal.

One world, one tongueSpiked
And when Cockburn Port some years ago launched its Dry Tang range on to the Scandanavian market, this came a cropper, as ‘tang’ in Swedish means ‘seaweed’. When it changed the label to Dry Cock, the Swedes didn’t mind – but it upset some in Denmark, where ironically ‘cock’ means ‘vagina’?. Bring back the stereotypes
What is the Eurovision Song Contest actually for? To bring Europeans together in harmony – or to perpetuate national animosities? Maybe it’s somewhere in between, designed to channel, ritualise and render harmless national sentiment. In Saturday’s Eurovision 2002, votes were obviously cast along non-musical lines. All the Baltic countries voted for each other; Greece and Cyprus gave each other the 12 points (as ever); the Macedonians gave their ethnic cousins in Romania top marks; and the universally reviled Germans got hardly any points. The universally adored Irish were only prevented from winning because they weren’t there. None of the crowd furiously waving national flags seemed to mind that the acts didn’t represent their nations in any meaningful way… When it changed the label to Dry Cock, the Swedes didn’t mind – but it upset some in Denmark, where ironically ‘cock’ means ‘vagina’?. Bring back the stereotypes
What is the Eurovision Song Contest actually for? To bring Europeans together in harmony – or to perpetuate national animosities? Maybe it’s somewhere in between, designed to channel, ritualise and render harmless national sentiment. In Saturday’s Eurovision 2002, votes were obviously cast along non-musical lines. All the Baltic countries voted for each other; Greece and Cyprus gave each other the 12 points (as ever); the Macedonians gave their ethnic cousins in Romania top marks; and the universally reviled Germans got hardly any points. The universally adored Irish were only prevented from winning because they weren’t there. None of the crowd furiously waving national flags seemed to mind that the acts didn’t represent their nations in any meaningful way. Nearly all songs were in English.

RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTYRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The Constitutional Court lifted the Verkhovna Rada's ban on the Communist Party in December 2001. The united Communists excluded President Leonid Kuchma, former President Leonid Kravchuk, and former parliamentary speaker Ivan Plyushch from their ranks (the three politicians formally remained members of Hurenko's organization until 26 May 2002). JM
ESTONIA HOSTS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
The 47th annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Tallinn on 25 May, ETA reported, marking the event's debut in Eastern Europe. The contest was watched by hundreds of millions of television viewers in Europe and the United States and was broadcast live over the Internet for the first time ever. The winner was Marie N. (Marija Naumova), a singer of Russian descent from Latvia, for the song “I Wanna. ” Latvia was an unexpected participant in the contest this year after finishing 18th last year (only the first 15 countries receive automatic invitations for the following year)… (Marija Naumova), a singer of Russian descent from Latvia, for the song “I Wanna. ” Latvia was an unexpected participant in the contest this year after finishing 18th last year (only the first 15 countries receive automatic invitations for the following year). The Eurovision contest is traditionally held in the winner's home country, and both Latvian Prime Minister Andris Berzins and Riga Mayor Gundars Bojars declared that Riga will prepare to host the 48th Eurovision Song Contest in May 2003. SG
NEW ESTONIA PARTY VOTES TO MERGE WITH PEOPLE'S UNION
A congress of the New Estonia Party (formerly the Estonian Democratic Party), held at the Sagadi manor in northern Laane-Virumaa county on 25 May, voted unanimously to merge with the People's Union in the fall, BNS reported on 27 May. Party Chairman Ulo Nugis said the merger was an acknowledgment that it makes no sense to have two parties with similar aims and programs. The parties on 8 May signed an agreement to run a joint list of candidates to the local council elections in the fall under the name the People's Union. The formal merger of the parties is expected to be completed after these elections.

The NS Profile – The Duncan SmithsNew Statesman
One of IDS’s sisters, Susan Duncan, has adopted a similarly unusual career path. She was a Europop queen in the 1970s. ” The mystery of Continental taste in music continues with the revelation that as one half of the band Susi and Guy, she made it to number three in the French charts. The family has clearly been briefed not to give comments to the press. Susan, who now has a senior position with Sony Music in Rome, pronounces in a cut-glass accent: “I have less than no interest in speaking to journalists. My singing career was a very long time ago, and my brother can speak for himself.

Plane ‘broke up’ before crash that killed 225Telegraph.co.uk
Up to 2,000 people are reported missing in the republic each year although most return home. She narrowly beat Malta. Estonia, last year’s winner, came third. Britain, which tied with Estonia, was placed fourth after receiving fewer first-place votes.

Sven-Göran Eriksson: Mei Werlcupp DiarigTelegraph.co.uk
We wil kno who is det outreitar winna in det Eurovision Hitsong Contest. Oll det ladden hier in Japan hev bin an tentehukks. Wil et be det Brittisk entrig, Jessica Garlick, singen Come Back? Ifn so, et cud be en glumig omen, minin dat det tim wil shortlig be bagpakken ek chekken in vor det fleit hom efterbin eliminatjed. Sekretlig, jag hev bin rooten vor det mycket glamros Svenska gruppe Afro-dite singen Never Let it Go, men jag hev not told det ladden en cas av en mega scrimin bustopp ek furios arjibarj leik in det Irish tim med Roy Keane. Todag we are plejen en notso-importjant frendlig versu Cameroon.

Factory officials to be tried for ‘murder’ of nine peopleKathimerini
MitsotakisHonorary New Democracy Chairman Constantine Mitsotakis, 84, arrived in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday where he is to have an operation to strengthen the walls of a major artery. He is due back in Athens next Tuesday. EurovisionGreek pop singer Michalis Rakintzis and his song ?S.

Kanin, Spielberg await graduationVariety – Variety (subscription)
Dangerfield also is completing his autobiog, “It’s Not Easy Being Me,” for HarperCollins ? And the tune he sang (and wrote with Billy Tragesser) and recorded, “I Spent My Birthday in Las Vegas,” will be the official song of the annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Sept. LOCAL PRESENTERS IN SWEDEN and Belgium urged viewers not to cast votes for the Israeli entry, Sarit Haddad, in the Eurovision Song Contest. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is incensed at their actions. Meanwhile, in France, Haddad received 10 out of a maximum 12 from French voters ? Pianist Mona Golabek, hostess of the nationally syndicated radio program “The Romantic Hours,” will read from her autobiographical “The Children of Willesden Lane” (Warner Books) Thursday at the American Academy for Dance & Kindred Arts in Santa Monica. The book, co-authored by Lee Cohen, tells the heart-wrenching story of Golabek’s mom and other children who were part of the Kindertransport — Jewish children who were saved from the Nazi war machine by their gallant parents, who sent them off to England — never to see them again. This powerful story is intertwined with the music of Mona’s mother, which helped raise the spirits of the saddened children.

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