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Luxembourg look to the future

The News Review:

– Luxembourg look to the future
– Kristi Stassinopoulou Union Chapel London
– Blair gazed adoringly at the Spanish cracker . . .

Luxembourg look to the future
BBC News – Oct 20, 2003
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.

Kristi Stassinopoulou Union Chapel London
Guardian – Oct 22, 2003
uk Wednesday 22 ctober 2003 02. 44 BST Back home in Athens and across much of Europe Kristi Stassinopoulou is something of a celebrity. 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”.

Blair gazed adoringly at the Spanish cracker . . . – Oct 24, 2003
Heart problem? Do us a favour. That was the strength of it at Tony Blair’s monthly press callyesterday at 10 Downing Street. These events introduced in thepast year are fast turning into a type of Eurovision Song Contest. Mr Blair just uses them to paint himself the handsome globalcharmer. nce again the Daily Mail held aloft its chubby palm for muchof the session seeking of course to ask about the dodgy ticker. And once again we scored nul points. Eventually I walked out.

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