GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant

“Valor humano” (Human Values)

Eurovision News Review:

* Icelandic songs made public by broadcaster RÚV
* Songwriter pleads for British vote
* Estonian website opened again
* “Valor humano” (Human Values)
* Waterford News & Star (printer friendly version)
* Leontine for the third edition of the Online Song Contest
* Pop In – Programme 2

Icelandic songs made public by broadcaster RÚ
com News. 15 songs, selected out of 190 entries, will be performed at Songvakeppnin 2003 on February 15th. Between the participants the name of Birgitta Haukdal can be found. She also participated in the national final of 2001. The most remarkable song title might be Eurov?sa… She also participated in the national final of 2001. The most remarkable song title might be Eurov?sa. Broadcaster R?V clearly wants to make the Eurovision Song Contest and the national final more popular. They chose the cinema and concert venue H?sk?lab?? as the location for Songvakeppnin 2003, instead the R?V studio where the event took place in the past years. Check out the song titles and performers at the Iceland 2003 page! Related polls.

Songwriter pleads for British voteEaling Times
The 30-year-old songwriter from Finchley is relying on the whole borough getting behind his tune, Wait for the Moment, when it comes to the national vote to pick the UK’s Song for Europe. He has made it to the final eight and is so close to the pan-European music event of the year, he can almost smell it. "I honestly believe this song could be a winner," he said. "I wouldn’t have entered it if I hadn’t thought it was good… " Danny, who was a music teacher at Woodhouse College and the Jewish Free School, said: "It would be good if we could have a little rally-round and allow mobile phones into schools for the day, so my old pupils could vote for me. " He has another cunning way to win the hearts of his listeners. If his song gets through to represent Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest in March, Danny hopes Wait for the Moment will have international appeal. Singer Esther Hart, who he likens to Christina Aguilera, is Dutch. He said: "She was the one who originally sang my song when I wrote it in 2000. But we might also get double votes, as all the Dutch would vote for us too. " advertisement5:40pm Wednesday 22nd January 2003.

Estonian website opened
They are:

* Don't ever change
Previously attributed to Susan Lillev?li as performer, it will now be performed by the group she is part of: Family. The men – Bert Pringi, Lauri Liiv (Another country song's 'Cowboys&#039, Lauri Pihlap (from Everybody's 2XL) and Jarmo Seljamaa – will be sitting this one out. Maybe they should rename themselves 'Half the Family'?

* No matter what it takes
Originally meant to be performed by the little known Sergei Solovjov. Now, curiously, it's been handed over to Maiken. Who, you might remember, is female.

“Valor humano” (Human Values)Variety – Variety (subscription)
Program is often disturbing, sometimes a hoot and always entertaining. Sales: El Mundo TV”Operacion Triunfo”Show is Spain’s biggest ratings and export hit since the launch of private TV in 1990. Produced by Gestmusic Endemol for pubcaster RTVE, “Operacion Triunfo” is a reality talent contest following 16 wannabe pop stars competing to rep Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. The first season of “OT” pulled in a phenomenal 6. 8 million viewers for a 44. Its second-season numbers have dropped slightly (5 million) but it’s doing boffo biz.

Waterford News & Star (printer friendly version)Waterford News
Renewed thanks to the Flynn family for making it all possible. Roll on Saturday and another sporting spectacular at ?The Park? where the invited special guest is none other than that Gaelic games commentator genius, the legendary Miceal O?Muircheartaigh. IDLE AND UNOCCUPIED ?What?s Another Year? was the title of an Irish success in the Eurovision Song Contest in years distant. The same threeword question can now be quoted in the context of that one million punt advance factory at Shandon which came our way from IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) following Waterford?s designation as the first official litter free county in the country. That must have been half a dozen years or more, and still the ultra modern building stands in not so grandiose idleness without a ?tenant? in sight for it, despite what we are assured are the very best efforts of the Industrial Development Authority. I take those IDA assurances totally on board, and indeed I know from authentic sources that the premises are continuing to be promoted as vigorously as the IDA can. Alas without success of any kind to date.

Leontine for the third edition of the Online Song
You are welcome to visit the website, listen to the songs and cast your votes! It’s an interesting line-up once again with some powerful tunes and interesting voices. We are also discovering new music from past Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) entry singers like Marie N (winner’02), Michalis Hatzigiannis (Cyprus’96), Doris Dragovic (Croatia’99), Edyta Gorniak (Poland 94), Ines (Estonia’00), Sestre (Slovenia’02) and many other artists who are still trying their luck to represent their respective countries in the ESC in the near future!

Malta has done extremely well in the past two editions of the Online Song Contest. First Maltese entry (Online Song Contest 1) was “Xita fid-Dezert” by Charlene & Natasha (music: Charlene Grima; Lyrics: Deo Grech) who reached 7th place with 79 points out of 24 countries. Next Maltese entry (Online Song Contest 2) was the charming lullaby “Fomm il-Vjolin” by Georgina (music: Andrew Zahra; Lyrics: Deo Grech). This entry was an overwhelming success for Malta, obtaining 171 points and winning the contest in what could be described as a runaway winner – leaving the runner-up with almost 30 points away!

For the third contest (Online Song Contest 3), Malta is being represented by Leontine’s “Naf sew x’irrid” (music: Anthony Buttigieg; Lyrics: Chris Azzopardi). As in the past editions, voters could pick the Maltese entry for the Online Song Contest through a Maltese pre-selection final.

Pop In – Programme
The next six singers to interpret their songs are: Andreana and Karl, Shitley Galea, Eleonor Cassar, Gunther Chetcuti, Natasha and Charlene and Rita Pace. The programme will include interviews with all singers. More clips from the auditions for prospective Backing Vocals for the Eurovision Song Contest will be shown during the programme. Special guests in the programme are Crosswalk and Paul as well as DJ Toby. Dancers from the Aceline Dance company will provide choreography during the show. Pop In is hosted by Mireille Bonello and Jonathan Abel and produced by Charlo? Bonnici and Norman Hamilton. TV Director is in the hands of Frans Lia.

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