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Eurovision News Review:

* Michal Wisniewski to follow ‘The Osbournes’ fame
* Spain: 3 songs will eventually compete for Riga
* A Festival to Remember
* News & Star
* Icelandic poll voters united
* All 16 Slovenian songs on radio
* Eirodziesma 2003: More statistics

Michal Wisniewski to follow ‘The Osbournes’
From February 22nd onwards. Polish private television station TVN will broadcast the reality show Jestem jaki jestem (I am who I am), starring Michal Wisniewski.

Spain: 3 songs will eventually compete for
This will make a total number of 3 songs, on which the viewers of TVE will televote for a week. The winning entry will be declared on next week’s gala, on February 17th. The performer of the winning song will be the ultimate winner of this year’s series, and the Spanish entrant to the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest in Riga.

A Festival to
For a number of years now Malta has been showing the rest of Europe that it has nothing to worry about from its competition in the popular music area. Year after year Malta has sent to the Eurovision song contest some excellent compositions and some of our finest singers. Year after year we have been coming close to victory, twice to see the grand prize snatched away from Malta, sometimes with the last voting. Year after year we have wondered how we would cope if Malta won and we would have to organize the festival ourselves. This year we have all had the answer… Her music is very well chosen and the parameters of her new style are crystal clear. Ira Losco is a European and international performer who, given the opportunity, can now go places, away from our small limited market. That, after all, is what this musical experience, the Eurovision song contest, is all about. Like the rest of Europe it is all about opportunity. Once again, well done Lynn Chircop. We will all be with you on the night to cheer you to victory.

News & StarNews & Star
Ten-year-old Tom, of Cleator Moor, has signed a publishing deal with the company for his self-penned Song For The World, which has catapulted him onto the international stage. He won the UK finals of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song, which he wrote during the war in Iraq. The deal means EMI will collect royalties from it on his behalf. Being signed up to EMI as a songwriter is a major boost to the youngster’s dream of becoming a star. He captured the hearts of the nation with his heartfelt performances during the Eurovision show and bosses at Carlton Television, who produced the programme, say he deserves to win the grand final in Copenhagen next month. Murray Buessttold the News & Star: “Tom is fabulous.

Icelandic poll voters
Birgitta Haukdal, the performer of song 6 Segu m?r allt is 2nd with 28% of the 1300 votes cast, up until this point. As Eurov?sa’s popularity continues to expand, the question we face is, will anyone be able to stop them on the night of the event? Only time will tell. It should be pointed out however, that Internet polls can be notoriously inaccurate.

All 16 Slovenian songs on
It is last year’s ESC winner herself, Marie N. The second act will be a quartet of succesful young Slovenian singers, all previous EMA participants; Monika Pučelj, Anika Horvat, Manca Urbanc Izmajlov and Natalija Verboten. This will be their first joint appearance on television.

Eirodziesma 2003: More
Latvian Television (LTV) had broadcast a time delayed webstream of the even last year, though a meagre 600 viewers, 37 times less than the number this year, took advantage of the broadcast. Between 3rd February and 9th February, a total of 30,934 visitors watched a recording of the Latvian National Final. Most of the guests visiting the website during the online broadcast and the week after the national final were from Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Finland, the United Kingdom, USA as well as Argentina, Brazil and other countries.

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