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Eurovision News Review:

* Close-up of the Eurovision 2003: a review from Croatia
* Metro Pulse/View from a Broad/Star Search
* CNN.com – Stockholm calling: TMR in Sweden – Jul. 18, 2003
* Why Diana is as good a god as any
* Israeli station plans homegrown sounds
* indiantelevision.com’s Media, Advertising & Marketing Watch…
* 16,000 fans find REM in top form at sell-out gig
* A President For Europe
* ZENIT – The World Seen From Rome

Close-up of the Eurovision 2003: a review from Croatiaesctoday.com
You can get familiar with one of them below. So, I hope you all will have fun reading it. This year the Eurovision Song Contest was really great, one of the best ever. Turkey really deserved to win, and there were a lot of nice songs – first of all Poland, Romania, Portugal, France. Concerning Belgium, I think it wasn’t anything special (we had very similar songs in Croatia in the preselections in 2000 and 2001 by a group “Putokazi”, so it wasn’t anything new and original for me… I think that the voting-system is very bad. Of course, everyone must have the opportunity to vote, but in one night, you can’t evaluate the real quality of the songs, so I’d rather like the mixed voting (with a competent jury). This reminds me to the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 when, in my modest opinion, the best songs were the Macedonian (Karolina), Finnish (Laura), and Slovenian (Sestre) ones – but what happened?! Nobody didn’t realize the quality of those songs, especially of the Macedonian one – and what are they supposed to do now?! It was the first time they made really excellent songs, but they got votes only from Croatia, Russia, Romania. – does that mean that the voters from these countries recognised the quality – probably not! They gave them votes for the political, cultural, ethnic reasons. I know that is one of the big problems of the ESC – the taste of the Scandinavians or Baltics isn’t like the taste of the Mediterraneans or South-East Europeans – but this year the ESC showed that the best song can win.

Metro Pulse/View from a Broad/Star SearchKnoxville Metro Pulse
Contest finals at Big Mama’s Karaoke Cafe? No, a spectacle even more breathtaking in its inanity. It’s the Eurovision Song Contest. Just how ridiculous is the Eurovision Song Contest?According to the 2003 contest’s official website, it’s “a Magical Rendez-vous [which] can change the destiny of individuals, of nations, of countries. ” Participants from 26 countries this year sang songs with titles such as “We’ve Got the World,” “To Dream Again,” and my personal favorite, Germany’s “Let’s Get Happy… She was definitely one of the contest’s better acts. The big shock of this year’s competition was the defeat of Russia’s chart-topping lesbian-pretensions duo Tatu. Never before has such a moneymaking act played Eurovision at the height of its fame (although ABBA’s winning 1974 entry “Waterloo” did propel the Swedes to international stardom). But fame could not disguise the fact that Tatu’s entry was little more than a series of wheezy whines. When I was first introduced to the so-bad-it’s-good brilliance of Eurovision, I could hardly believe my eyes and ears. Here was a yearly television special; nay, an annual event; nay, a phenomenon, so cheesy, so bizarre, so splendidly awful, and yet no one has shown it in the United States (Although I hear that you can get a Spanish-dubbed version on satellite. ) American cable stations broadcast dueling Japanese chefs soundtracked by sports-style commentary, and yet can find no place for a pan-European festival of pop schlock? A greater tragedy I cannot fathom.

CNN.com – Stockholm calling: TMR in Sweden – Jul. 18, 2003CNN
Since ABBA made a splash on the international music scene in the 1970s, Sweden has produced a steady stream of successful musical exports. The roots of the nation’s international music success reach back to 1974 when ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with “Waterloo,” launching the band’s global career as pop superstars. Their success opened the minds of the music business to the idea of artists from Sweden selling albums internationally — almost 300 million at last count. ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson began a long line of Swedish songwriters who were able to capture the world’s attention. Roxette and Ace of Base carried the torch into the 1980s. The writers behind Ace of Base, Denniz Pop and Max Martin, formed a team that went on to write some of the biggest pop hits of the 1990s for Britney Spears (“.

Why Diana is as good a god as anyGuardian Unlimited
” So obviously Mr Blair must wait for some half-mad visionary to produce something suitably incredible. But Hatt added this painful ending concerning the conference: “If they were hoping to learn something about the philosophical values that should underscore radical government, they came to the wrong country. ” Ouch! First Eurovision and now radical government values underscoring. So anyway, the competition is this. Which country should they have gone to for such underscoring, and why? Two points before you begin: one, you are not allowed New Zealand – everyone always picks New Zealand for everything. And two, Hattersley is permitted (nay, encouraged) to compete. · Answers, as ever, to.

Israeli station plans homegrown soundsBBC News
In the past, there have been tensions between fans of Western-style pop music, and those who listen to a Middle Eastern style, which borrows heavily from Arabic music. Fans of the latter say they have been discriminated against by Israeli broadcasters. Few Israeli acts have broken through into international success, with the country’s most famous musical export of music years being transsexual singer Dana International, who won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with her track Diva.

indiantelevision.com’s Media, Advertising & Marketing Watch…Indiantelevision.com
The official partners are Canon, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Hyundai, JVC, McDonald?s and MasterCard. Other supporters for UEFA EURO 2004 are BPI, CTT Correios, GALP Energia, Navigator, Vista Alegre with Eurovision acting as Broadcast Partner.

16,000 fans find REM in top form at sell-out gigIrish Independent
The electric, hippy 60s feel to the show added colour and vigour to an already enigmatic Stipe, who showed off his fervour for dance and his enthusiasm for live performances. The band entertained the crowd for an hour and 40 minutes. Among the celebrities at the gig were U2’s Bono and Eurovision contestant Mickey Joe Harte. There are a limited number of tickets still on sale for tonight’s gig at the increasingly popular summertime venue. Louise Healy Review REM at Marlay Park.

A President For Europe50 Connect
uk has also included
a number of unlikely candidates too. These include breakfast time favourite
Terry Wogan – “his experience of hosting Eurovision each year
would make the European Parliament a piece of cake in comparison,” commented
Dale Lovell. Joanna Lumley – “She is a seasoned campaigner and charity worker
with a massive fan base. Her conservative upbringing might also prove influential
in persuading some anti-Europe Tories to vote. ”
Billy Connolly – “His shrewd wit and political knowledge would
prove decisive in winning votes. His fondness of the States and dying his
beard purple may prove a disadvantage however.

ZENIT – The World Seen From RomeZenit News Agency
The opening of the Holy Door at Christmas in 1999 was one of the major television events of all times. Television coverage of these ceremonies, for worldwide distribution, will be provided by RAI (Italian Radio and Television) in cooperation with the Vatican Television Center and coordinated by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. These telecasts will be available in Europe through the EBU (European Broadcasting Union-Eurovision); in the rest of the world through INTELSAT; and in parts of Latin America, also through PANAMSAT. com
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