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Eurovision News Review:

* Junior Eurovision Song Contest Finalists Announced
* Tatu failed to turn Irish viewers on, figures show
* Marc Roberts releases new album
* ‘Black Hebrews’ get to stay in Israel
* Mother Teresa’s beatification to be b’casted
* Bombs, football, flairs
* BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Reviews | Fame Academy 2003: Your views

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Finalists Announceddi-ve.com
The ten finalists chosen from a total of 49 submitted entries are the following:-

– “Like a Butterfly”, Brendan Borg (composer), Brooke & Brendan Borg (author), Brooke Borg Feat. Brendan Borg (singer)

– “Share the Joy”, Kylie Coleiro (composer, author, singer)

– “Where There’s a Will”, Kylie Coleiro (composer), Klinsmann Coleiro (author), Klinsmann Coleiro (singer)

– “This is Our Heaven”, Marilena Gauci (composer), Loredana Paola Caruana (author), Marilena Gauci (singer)

– “Smile”, Louanne M. Caruana (composer), Louanne M. Caruana (author), Christabelle Borg (singer)

– “In Love Unite”, Ylenia Caruana (composer, author, singer)

– “My Dear Imaginary Friend”, Christine Barbara (composer, author, singer)

– “Prayer for Peace”, Leanne Ellul (composer, author, singer)

– “Like a Star”, Sarah Harrison (composer, author, singer)

– “Little Angel”, Decoda Buttigieg (composer, author, singer)

In Malta, the event is being organised by the Malta Song Board in collaboration with Public Broadcasting Services who will televise the event live on PBS on Saturday 6th September.

Tatu failed to turn Irish viewers on, figures showIrish Independent
However, figures seen by the Sunday Independent, show that Tatu would have remained in third place behind Belgium and Turkey even if the result of the phone poll had been carried. The Irish public placed the Russian’s song, Ne Ver, Ne Boysia, Ne Prosi (Don’t Believe, Don’t Fear, Don’t Ask) twelfth. RTE was also accused of a televoting foul-up during the Eurovision selection process. The eventual winner of the You’re a Star programme and Irish Eurovision representative, Mickey Joe Harte, claimed many of his supporters could not register their votes for him with the station. In the Eurovision itself, his performance of We’ve Got the World Tonight was placed a dismal eleventh. But Russian station Channel One thought RTE were the real Irish failures on the night. Every other national broadcaster filed their national results as planned… The Irish public placed the Russian’s song, Ne Ver, Ne Boysia, Ne Prosi (Don’t Believe, Don’t Fear, Don’t Ask) twelfth. RTE was also accused of a televoting foul-up during the Eurovision selection process. The eventual winner of the You’re a Star programme and Irish Eurovision representative, Mickey Joe Harte, claimed many of his supporters could not register their votes for him with the station. In the Eurovision itself, his performance of We’ve Got the World Tonight was placed a dismal eleventh. But Russian station Channel One thought RTE were the real Irish failures on the night. Every other national broadcaster filed their national results as planned. An indignant statement released by the Russian station said it “officially declares that it discredits the voting results of the Eurovision Song Contest 2003”.

Marc Roberts releases new albumesctoday.com
ie News. He has now released a new album. After a long wait, the new Marc Roberts album ‘Meet Me Half Way’, goes on release. The album consists of twelve songs, ten of which are self-penned. Some are co-written with Irish international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, and then there is one particular song which has received a considerable amount of media attention.

‘Black Hebrews’ get to stay in IsraelIndependent Online
But current Interior Minister Avraham Poraz of the secularist Shinui party has vowed to liberalise the country’s naturalisation policies. The Black Hebrews strongly support Zionism. Their musicians entertained Israeli troops during the 1973 Middle East war and represented the country at the 1998 Eurovision song contest. The sect’s demand for recognition was bolstered by public sympathy after a Palestinian militant shot dead a member who was singing at a bat mitzva – a Jewish girl’s coming-of-age ceremony – in the Israeli town of Hadera in January 2002.

Mother Teresa’s beatification to be b’castedVariety – Variety (subscription)
Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, will formally be known as Blessed Teresa of Kolkata. The beatification was approved after a Vatican commission recognized the 1998 healing of Bengali tribal woman Monika Besra as a miracle. The telecast will be available in Europe through the European Broadcasting Union-Eurovision, in parts of Latin America it will be available through Panamsat and in the rest of the world through Intelsat.

Bombs, football, flairsIrish Independent
The big songs of the summer were Kung Foo Fighting and Seasons in the Sun. But the ones that lasted were Wing’s Band On the Run and Elton John’s Goodbye. There were two Waterloos that summer, Richard Nixon’s following the Watergate scandal and the Waterloo of good music when Abba won the Eurovision with a song of the same title. I remember how big a deal it was when Nixon went on TV to say he was standing down. I was just beginning to like the guy; I thought he had a personality. Another big song was the New Seeker’s You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me, and I always thought it could have been written for Nixon.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Reviews | Fame Academy 2003: Your viewsBBC News
I’m sorry, it all seems a bit fake to me. I won’t be watching. Horace Thomas, UK

I like the programme, but it could have been made better if the eventual winner was to represent the UK at Eurovision in 2004. This is what most other countries do now. Given that we received 0 points in Riga this year perhaps we should do the same! andrew, uk

I can’t believe that LaDonna didn’t get through. She showed more potential than the others. I tried to vote for her and all I got was a voice saying the lines were closed.

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