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Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant
 


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Eurovision News Review:

* Culture & Lifestyle | 07.03.2003 Eurovision and Pop Idol Fever…
* Interview with Rita Guerra
* Berta Ambroz died at the age of 59
* Human Senses | Real Life: Celebrity Florist | Drop! The Celebrity |…
* ireland.com / Today / Sport / Special Olympics
* Taoiseach leads fond farewell
* Bad language skills hinder us as a nation
* Letter from Romania
* Yossif Ivanov : Living the Dream

Culture & Lifestyle | 07.03.2003 Eurovision and Pop Idol Fever…Deutsche Welle
“We see ourselves as neutral, as political observers,” Peter Bortz who wrote the lyrics to “Alles wird Gut” told DW- WORLD. “We’ve done things in the past which have been very positive towards the chancellor,” he added. And for those for whom Eurovision is all about the collective experience, help is at hand. 3), die-hard Eurovision fans will be able to follow the 14 finalists fight it out on the big screen in the German capital, where one cinema will broadcast the Eurovision pre-lims live… And for those for whom Eurovision is all about the collective experience, help is at hand. 3), die-hard Eurovision fans will be able to follow the 14 finalists fight it out on the big screen in the German capital, where one cinema will broadcast the Eurovision pre-lims live.

Interview with Rita Guerraesctoday.com
I think, and after listening to the other songs, that Portugal really deserved a better score. The song has been described as typical Eurovision ballad. Was it written for Eurovision especially or was it already there before it became clear you would sing in Riga?
“This song was written specifically for the contest and was also written to be sang by me. What was in your mind in the seconds before and after your performance for an audience of 160.

Berta Ambroz died at the age of 59esctoday.com
Ambroz represented Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest 1966 with her song Brez besed (Without Words). The popular singer reached a 7th place with her song, which now has become an evergreen in Slovenia.

Human Senses | Real Life: Celebrity Florist | Drop! The Celebrity |…Guardian Unlimited
I was quite touched by Bobby Davro’s priority as he plummeted to earth (“I managed to find the camera!”). “This,” said Cheryl Baker, “is better than Eurovision. ” Well, anything is better than Eurovision but I preferred ITV2’s version of events, Chuting Stars, as the presenter, Matt Brown, adopted an insouciant attitude to everything from the state of the toilet to the status of the celebrities. He also found an undercover therapist, who had mingled incommunicado with the contestants before the jump to see if they were actually insane. · “We were doing Men Behaving Badly for seven or eight years. I went through a marriage. Caroline went through a marriage.

ireland.com / Today / Sport / Special OlympicsIrish Times
The organisers will be writing to the 30,000 volunteers who helped to stage the Special Olympics inviting them to continue assisting the movement and other organisations working for the disabled around the country. Speaking in advance of last night closing ceremony, The Taoiseach, Mr Ahern said “people of all persuasions” had worked on the Special Olympics and said he hoped this work could continue into the future. The closing ceremony, a celebration for the volunteers and athletes, featured performances from Westlife, Blue and Ireland’s Eurovision song contest entrant, Mickey Harte. It also included a number of formal events such as the lowering of the Special Olympics flag and the quenching of the “flame of hope” in the stadium and an official closing speech by President Mary McAleese. The Taoiseach also presented replica flags to Japanese Special Olympics organisers who have closely observed Ireland’s staging of the event. The final medals for a number of sports were also awarded at a number of venues across Dublin yesterday, including swimming, athletics, volleyball and handball. Laura Jane Dunne (19) from Dundrum, Dublin, won one of Team Ireland’s final gold medals in the National Aquatic Centre.

Taoiseach leads fond farewellIrish Independent
Everything they have done, they have reflected the best of what we all believe in as Irish people,” he said. Westlife topped the bill at last night’s closing ceremony, which saw Croke Park erupt in a sea of colour and noise. Eurovision contestant Mickey Harte, singer Simon Casey and bands Blue and Busted also took to the stage. Special Olympics CEO, Mary Davis, told the Irish Independent of her joy that the games had gone so well. “We are thrilled,” she said. “We’ve had no issues over the entire week. “It has been wonderful, not just for me, but for the team of 244 staff, and the 7,000 athletes and the 30,000 volunteers,” she said.

Bad language skills hinder us as a nationIrish Independent
All too often the stock response to meeting a German or French speaker is to speak English loudly and very very slowly to be understood. “Sure everyone knows English” is the attitude of many people who readily point out that half the Eurovision entries are sung in English anyway. But – leaving aside the cultural aspects of studying a modern language – the facts are that we don’t have an official languages policy in our schools and the notion that “English is enough” is all too prevalent throughout Irish society. A debate on a language policy is essential if we are not to become as monolingual as our nearest neighbour. Such a possibility would be accelerated if the National University of Ireland were to drop its third language requirement for college entry – already this traditional requirement is being dropped for some courses. A debate has to examine our hypocritical attitudes towards the Irish language, ask how much time and resources we are prepared to put into language teaching in our schools and deal with the fact that increasing numbers of our pupils have neither English nor Irish as their mother tongue.

Letter from RomaniaKathimerini
They formed a team and wandered all around the villages of this region doing their routine: the Gypsy beating on a tambourine with the bear on its hind legs pretending to be ballet dancer. Lately, particularly after the 1989 uprising which ended the draconian rule of President Nicolae Ceausescu, business was bad for the performing couple. The reasons: After the State granted, in 1992, several broadcast licenses for radio and television, people stayed at home and watched American soap operas and Eurovision song contests instead. Also, for tribal reasons life became increasingly difficult for Romanian Gypsies (non-fictional) in general. The local authorities – in an attempt to please western European governments – tried to keep Romany Romanians at home and stop them from leaving the country for a place where they could make a better living. Now, several thousand miles away, on the other side of the ocean, in Austin, Texas, Denver P. , a wealthy Texan businessman had a hobby: Hunting bears.

Yossif Ivanov : Living the DreamLa Scena Musicale
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whole new repertoire still needs polishing, the director of the school is “very
strict,” and will not accept less than perfection. Ivanov has already had a taste
of the often cruel world of international competitions. Winner of the
Herman-Krebbers Competition in Maastricht (Holland), the Charles-de-B?riot in
Brussels (Belgium), the Wieniawski of Lublin (Poland), the Tenuto in Brussels,
and the International Yehudi-Menuhin Violin Competition (England), he was also
the Belgian envoy at the 2000 Eurovision Competition in Norway. The son of
Dmitri Ivanov, concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders (of
Bulgarian origin but established in Belgium for over 25 years), Yossif basked in
a musical milieu from his earliest years and has high respect for the sometimes
unappreciated work of an orchestral musician. When he was barely five, a few
months after starting violin lessons with his father, he performed with his
father’s orchestra. From the start, Dmitri Ivanov was aware of his son’s
remarkable talent, and a few years later brought him to Lubeck to study with
Zakhar Bron, currently one of the most sought-after violin pedagogues, whose
former students include Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin. “With Bron, right away
we started working on my right hand: it’s absolutely essential to have a good
bow arm,” stated the young violinist.

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