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Indiantelevision.com’s Breaking News EBU renews long-term leases…


Eurovision News Review:

* Kristi Stassinopoulou
* Luxembourg look to the future
* Official: Talent show for Greek Preselection
* Indiantelevision.com’s Breaking News EBU renews long-term leases…
* Esctoday.com launches junior website
* Operación Triunfo: Jorge nominated again, along with Jose
* CUMBRIAN pint-sized pop sen sation Tom Morley will star alongside…
* 4th Operação Triunfo gala took place
* Helix uses broad brush to paint its place on the Irish arts scene

Kristi StassinopoulouGuardian Unlimited
She started her career representing Greece in the Eurovision song contest, then moved on to explore a new ambient experimental folk style, mixing anything from electronic effects to rock and Greek Byzantine church music. Her most recent album, The Secret of the Rocks, topped the European world music charts for weeks. Attempting to achieve the same neo-hippy, chill-out effect live was a bad mistake. Performing at the Union Chapel, she managed to sound impressive and ghastly, and almost buried her fine, cool vocal style and musical fusions in a performance that was messy, over-ambitious and at times almost embarrassing. She was accompanied by splashing and gurgling sound effects, against which she solemnly declared, “This is not a concert, this is a meditation”, and went on to talk about the “stories of the waves and the rocks”.

Luxembourg look to the futureBBC News
Luxembourg – nul point. No, this isn’t the verdict of the Eurovision song contest, but the outcome of Luxembourg’s Euro 2004 qualifying campaign. The tiny nation failed to find the net during any of their eight qualifiers in Group Two, which proved to be one of the most closely fought battles for a place in Portugal next year. While Denmark, Norway, Romania and Bosnia-Hercegovina toiled for automatic qualification, Luxembourg performed an exercise in damage limitation. And although, as football parlance goes, the table never lies, a creditable 1-0 defeat to Norway in their final group game underlined the massive strides Luxembourg have made under Danish coach Allan Simonsen. The former European player of the year was installed as Luxembourg head coach in January 2002 and asked to nurture young talent.

Official: Talent show for Greek Preselectionesctoday.com
As previously reported at esctoday. com, it was announced that ERT, the Greek broadcaster, opted to produce a talent show, titled EUROSTAR VODAFON. Joining forces with ERT, production company Fremantle, record company MINOS EMI and VODAFON telecommunications will also be part of the project. The press conference was addressed by Mr Johnny Kalimeris, Television Managing Director of ERT.

Indiantelevision.com’s Breaking News EBU renews long-term leases…Indiantelevision.com
This includes premium sports events such as the Olympics, European national and international football and news feeds from major world political and chronicle venues, such as the G8 meetings and the Iraq war. Eurovision claims to be the world’s largest dedicated television contribution network and is recognised as the most reliable communication network for live video transmissions. Eurovision’s Asian service offers broadcasters and cable operators fully digital MPEG-2 channels, linking Asia and Europe through Asiasat 2 C-band capacity. The EBU claims to be the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world. Headquartered in Geneva, the Union has 71 active Members in 52 countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and 46 associate Members in 29 countries. Working on behalf of its members in the European area, the EBU negotiates broadcasting rights for major sports events, operates the Eurovision and Euroradio networks, organises programme exchanges, stimulates and coordinates co-productions.

Esctoday.com launches junior websiteesctoday.com
com launches junior website Today, esctoday. com launched a junior version of the website, which is dedicated to Europe\’s kids. The website is completely dedicated to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place at 15th November. Its name: esctoday. In the future, the website will get more features to make it an interesting spot for kids throughout the year. The official website for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be launched somewhere in the upcoming period before the contest will take place… In the future, the website will get more features to make it an interesting spot for kids throughout the year. The official website for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be launched somewhere in the upcoming period before the contest will take place.

Operación Triunfo: Jorge nominated again, along with Joseesctoday.com
The other contestants who were nominated to leave tonight were: Nuria (who was later saved by the jury), Davinia (who was then saved by the academy\’s teachers), Sonia (who was rescued by her fellow contestants) and Jose. That leaves Jorge and Jose nominated to leave in next Monday\’s gala, and the Spanish voters will have to decide on either one of them. Spain\’s entrant to the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest will be determined at the end of this season of Operaci?n Triunfo… Nuria is also very underrated, she has real talent and a very Eurovision friendly look and style. Beatriz can sing, but is too quick with the tears – Rosa mark 2! The boys are quite uninteresting, Vicente has a nice voice and Miguel is good, but otherwise they're nothing special. I think Jorge might go next week, he sang very weakly on Monday's show. By the way, did anyone else notice how Fede walked right past Ramon as he sang his way along the line of students at the end?.

CUMBRIAN pint-sized pop sen sation Tom Morley will star alongside…News & Star

Tom who won the News & Star’s Reach for the Stars competition last year and landed a place on Fame Academy Juniors, has to go to Lon don next weekend to pre-record the Des & Mel show, which will be screened on November 6. He will be singing the song which catapulted him onto the interna tional stage – Song for the World. He wrote it during the war in Iraq, before his victory in the UK Junior Eurovision last month. Victory

And now Tom is hoping it will bring him victory for Britain when he competes in the Eurovision final in Copenhagen, on November 15. He brought Whitehaven’s packed Recreation Ground to a standstill when he sang the song, and then the national anthem, in front of the 4,124 crowd at the Cumbria v New Zea land rugby game on Sunday. The Kiwi players were so impressed they said they wished he had sung their national anthem, too. Tom has also helped Frizington raise enough cash to have it’s first Christmas illuminations this year when he performed at a charity con cert in the village last week.

4th Operação Triunfo gala took placeesctoday.com
Petra, Nuno, Rita and Katiliana were invited by the jury not to continue in the academy but Katiliana was saved by the teachers and Nuno was saved by her colleagues. Next Sunday, we will know who\’s going to leave the academy: Petra or Rita. If you want to save Petra, you can call 607 042 101 whether you are in Portugal and 00 351 939 042 101 whether you are abroad. If you want to save Rita, you can call 607 042 102 whether you are in Portugal and 00 351 939 042 102 whether you are abroad.

Helix uses broad brush to paint its place on the Irish arts sceneIrish Independent
“To me that is part of the excitement, part of the buzz. You are not just preaching to one target market. ” And since the €35m venue was opened by Mary McAleese last October, the spread of events has been impressive: from shows on ice and in water; to opera and ballet; to Aslan and Lou Reed; to TV talk shows and competitions for Eurovision hopefuls; to the Fringe Festival. But their willingness to re-adjust the theatre’s physical space to accommodate such broad programming has in fact been a mirror of their desire to push the boundaries of the conceptual space they have to offer. Or as Reed calls it, “working outside the box”. “The idea in the arts establishment of what constitutes culture or what constitutes art, has probably softened a little bit over the last 20 to 30 years. In my view, it hasn’t softened enough,” he says.

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