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RTP confirms Rita Guerra as Portugal’s artist


Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision star Garlick plots next move
* Welcome to Istanbul!
* First winner shows interest in 50th anniversary
* RTP confirms Rita Guerra as Portugal’s artist
* Rita Guerra to perform in Operação Triunfo
* Radio review | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
* To Flatley, Lisa was finally all about sex

Eurovision star Garlick plots next moveBBC News
“Me and my boyfriend Owen have been together for almost six years and we will marry, though we’re unsure exactly when and where,” she said. Pop rivals

Garlick said that 2002 had flown by. “It’s gone so fast, though it’s quite strange – Pop Idol and Eurovision seem like they were a lifetime ago,” she said. “I’d definitely consider doing Eurovision again – I had an amazing time and met great people!

She is still very good friends with fellow Pop Idol finalist Rosie Ribbons, from Swansea, who has released two singles. “We live very close to each other in London and I really like her music… “It’s gone so fast, though it’s quite strange – Pop Idol and Eurovision seem like they were a lifetime ago,” she said. “I’d definitely consider doing Eurovision again – I had an amazing time and met great people!

She is still very good friends with fellow Pop Idol finalist Rosie Ribbons, from Swansea, who has released two singles. “We live very close to each other in London and I really like her music. “She’s doing a great job, and I can’t wait for the album release. ”

She is also in touch with Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius and said they are all doing well.

Welcome to Istanbul!Chessbase News
Eurovision triumph. Her group made history last
week by winning the annual Eurovision song contest, the first-ever win for her
country. Erener?s entry, “Every Way That I Can,” with music and words
by herself and Demir Demirkan, was performed live in Latvia before an audience
of millions across Europe and worldwide. It was Turkey?s first entry in
English, the language of most other performers. The historic win means that
Turkey will play host to the Eurovision 2004 contest… Erener?s entry, “Every Way That I Can,” with music and words
by herself and Demir Demirkan, was performed live in Latvia before an audience
of millions across Europe and worldwide. It was Turkey?s first entry in
English, the language of most other performers. The historic win means that
Turkey will play host to the Eurovision 2004 contest.

First winner shows interest in 50th anniversaryesctoday.com
So she’s alive and still producing music, one might ask, but in fact she’s working on a new CD in these days, called Neue Hits und Evergreens. Still going strong dispite her age of 76 years. If she’ll reach the Eurovision stage in 2005, she will break a record as no one has entered the festival before at the age of 79 years. Her record company is supporting her in the attempt of staging a comeback in the 50th song contest… So she’s alive and still producing music, one might ask, but in fact she’s working on a new CD in these days, called Neue Hits und Evergreens. Still going strong dispite her age of 76 years. If she’ll reach the Eurovision stage in 2005, she will break a record as no one has entered the festival before at the age of 79 years. Her record company is supporting her in the attempt of staging a comeback in the 50th song contest. She has expressed her desire to perform “a love song typical of the sixties”, and her closest aides have been asked to find a fitting composer for the tune. At the same time she is aware of and concerned by the fact that the contest has changed radically during the years, becoming a lot more commercial. Nowadays, composers don’t care whether the song is of good quality or not, solely the commercial potential has their attention, she has declared.

RTP confirms Rita Guerra as Portugal’s artistesctoday.com
Guerra introduced herself as the Portuguese representative in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest. She said all those interested in submitting songs should do so by 5 February. Rita Guerra also stated that the Portuguese song will be selected by the public, although she did not make a direct reference to televoting.

Rita Guerra to perform in Operação Triunfoesctoday.com
According to TV Guia, RTP will organise a national competition open to all, which means that anybody in Portugal can submit songs. The best three songs will be selected internally, and they will be performed during a gala of Opera??o Triunfo, where the winning song will be chosen. It’s unknown if the winning song will be selected through televoting, a jury or a mixture of both.

Radio review | The Guardian | Guardian UnlimitedGuardian Unlimited
Gerry Anderson’s affectionate, lightweight history of Irish pop focused on the key moments and change-makers, most notably “the spottiest of them all”: Van Morrison; and Phil Lynott, who would encourage younger musicians such as U2 that it was possible to be Irish, hip and in the charts. If the tone of Anderson’s commentary was insufficiently analytical (a typical aside: the effect of Elvis and rock’n’roll on Derry was “like lightning was to Dr Frankenstein’s monster project”), it was rich in anecdote and reminiscences from pre-pop days when showbands filled rural dance halls. “There would be thousands, millions, of bicycles parked outside,” Terry Wogan recalled, before offering a winning explanation for Ireland’s success in the Eurovision song contest – they sing in English and have never invaded anyone. It must have seemed a great idea for a festive edition of A World in Your Ear (Radio 4, Friday): bitter, wintry weather. “The roads are icy,” presenter Emily Buchanan said with a shiver, “let me just stoke up the fire a bit. ” What a pity then that the show was broadcast on a day of tepid, murky, mild weather, a world away from the chill clarity of sub-zero times.

To Flatley, Lisa was finally all about sexIrish Independent
It was romantic and heady and then came reality. Worse, then, came celebrity. Michael Flatley’s marriage did not founder only on the fame that came after the 1994 Eurovision and Riverdance. It foundered on his weakness for women and the excitement of freely available sex and the fact that he kept his wife in America while he ran wild over here. She was far away and high up on a pedestal and real relationships don’t work that way. Ultimately, in 1996, Michael Flatley’s marriage ended when his wife visited him in Dublin and he confessed his ongoing affair with Kelley Byrne. Beata was, understandably, distraught and angry and yet, in his book, Flatley stuck with his characterisation of his ex as noble, even in the messiness of their separation.

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