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Uni honours singer Lulu

Eurovision News Review:

* Maltasong signs contract with new record company
* HRT announced details Dora 2003
* Black Hebrews fight for citizenship in Israel / Exotic community…
* Uni honours singer Lulu
* Big Brother’s Helen in harbour row
* Kasia Kowalska and Justyna released new albums
* 238 entries for Malta Song for Europe 2003
* TVP released details about Polish national final

Maltasong signs contract with new record
On its part Bridge will be working with a string of international partners on the marketing and distribution of the song as well as on the developing of the singer. Depending on the potential of the singer, this development could lead to a major record deal. Maltasong chairman Mr. Charlo? Bonnici said that after six years of professional partnership with Cap Sounds of Germany, the new board decided that a change was needed.

HRT announced details Dora
The national final will have two semifinals: the first one on March 7 and the second one on March 8. The final will be held on March 9. The hostcity of Dora 2003 has not yet been revealed but the Croatian Eurovision website Esong thinks it will probably be Zagreb.

Black Hebrews fight for citizenship in Israel / Exotic community…San Francisco Chronicle
Calling themselves the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, their origins are rooted in their charismatic leader, Ben Ammi Ben Israel. Ben Ammi, who was a foundry worker named Ben Carter in Chicago, had a vision in 1966 that his African ancestors were descended from one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel. Since 30 disciples followed him to Israel in 1969, the community has established many celebrated professional gospel choirs and R&B singing troupes,sent their Hebrew-speaking offspring to Israeli universities and even represented the country in the European-wide Eurovision Song Contest. 17, their connection to Israel took a tragic turn when the first Black Hebrew born on Israeli soil was killed by a Palestinian gunman. Singer Aharon Ben-Yisrael Alis, 32, was gunned down as he performed at a bat mitzvah in Hadera. But after 33 years of living and now dying alongside Israelis, the Black Hebrews are still fighting to achieve a crucial long-standing goal — full Israeli citizenship, giving them such rights as voting and serving in the army.

Uni honours singer LuluBBC News
She topped the US charts with To Sir With Love at the age of 18 and jointly won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 with Boom-Bang-A-Bang. The Glasgow-born entertainer also teamed up with David Bowie who wrote The Man Who Sold The World for her and was given the honour of performing the Bond theme for The Man With The Golden Gun. Two years ago Lulu said she was “over the moon” at being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Album success

Earlier this year Lulu had a best selling album pairing up with the likes of Elton John, Sam Mumba and Paul McCartney. Next month she releases a single from that album, ‘We’ve Got Tonight’ with Ronan Keating.

Big Brother’s Helen in harbour rowBBC News
Carmarthenshire councillors say they want to raise the profile of the project across the UK and not just locally. Leader Meryl Gravell said: “I feel that it is very regrettable that councillors from the Burry Port area should have taken this approach. “Helen Adams sprang to fame following her success on the popular TV show Big Brother II and certainly captured the hearts of the nation. “She is now a respectable TV presenter and popular celebrity. “Helen’s image is the typical girl next door – friendly and bubbly.

Kasia Kowalska and Justyna released new
It contains Jewish songs in modern arrangement by Mateusz Pospieszalski. The first single is called ?piewaj Yidil Mitn Fidyl (Sing Yidil Mitn Fidyl), and entered the 30 Tons Chart at 15th place this week. Both singers are very famous in Poland, but they propably don’t wish to represent Poland again.

238 entries for Malta Song for Europe
Venue to be confirmed at a later stage. When contacted by Mr. Deo Grech, President of ?The Maltese Eurovision Association? (OGAE Malta), the chairman of the newly-set Maltasong, Mr. Charlo? Bonnici, said that there are still some possibilities of shifting the Malta Song for Europe’s final from the usual, Mediterranean Conference Centre. Venue to be announced shortly.

TVP released details about Polish national
15 songs will compete – the full list can be found at the. The winner will be chosen by televoting and SMS voting.

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