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* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Junior:1.4 million Danes were watching
* Marie N plans North American tour
* Achill singer shoots for the stars
* The end of innocence?
* ireland.com / Sport / Rugby / World Cup 2003
* If we really like children, why do we steal their childhood?
* Idol delivers windfall
* Cultural Roundup

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
Concern about Istanbul terror attacks Eurovision fans, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Turkish broadcaster TRT are worried about the situation in Istanbul after car bombs exploded on different places in the city for the second time within a week. Some of the fans think the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, which is planned to take place in Istanbul, has to \”move to a more secure location\”. A number of powerful explosions ripped through the British consulate and a London-based bank near a shopping mall in Istanbul today, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 450. Eye witnesses said the blasts were caused by car bombs, news broadcaster CNN International reported… Concern about Istanbul terror attacks Eurovision fans, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Turkish broadcaster TRT are worried about the situation in Istanbul after car bombs exploded on different places in the city for the second time within a week. Some of the fans think the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, which is planned to take place in Istanbul, has to \”move to a more secure location\”. A number of powerful explosions ripped through the British consulate and a London-based bank near a shopping mall in Istanbul today, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 450. Eye witnesses said the blasts were caused by car bombs, news broadcaster CNN International reported. com forum fans talk about the terror attacks.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
tv newsletter News. This was officially announced by the EBU in the website\’s newsletter of the event. The EBU previously assigned the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 already to the British broadcaster ITV. ITV has now chosen Manchester as the host city for the event in which 20 countries will participate. Next to the 16 participants of this year, Israel, Ireland, Germany and France will send a singer to Manchester… This was officially announced by the EBU in the website\’s newsletter of the event. The EBU previously assigned the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 already to the British broadcaster ITV. ITV has now chosen Manchester as the host city for the event in which 20 countries will participate. Next to the 16 participants of this year, Israel, Ireland, Germany and France will send a singer to Manchester. The event is scheduled for 20 November 2004. Five countries have shown interest in hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005, among them are Croatia, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Junior:1.4 million Danes were watchingesctoday.com
4 million Danes were watching Kiddy Eurovision was a superhit in Denmark; 1,384,000 adults and children were in front of their screens when Danish broadcaster DR hosted the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday. Preben Vridstoft, producer of the contest and head of Children and Youth Programming at DR, looks pleased with himself – and he has got every right to. ?We had been hoping to reach the standard million, like we do with the Danish national finals. I was in fact worried that Danish children were not going to watch a show where everyone speaks English and there is only one Danish song participating?, he admits. ?However, when we counted the viewers we arrived at, roughly, 1.

Marie N plans North American touresctoday.com
Marija Naumova, more known to people as Marie N, an ethnic Russian who speaks five languages including Latvian, is expected to perform songs by the well-known composer Raimonds Pauls as well as her own material. Naumova has credited Pauls for kick-starting her singing career. The concerts are scheduled between 23rd November and 14th December, 2003 in Chicago, Kalamazoo (Michigan), Grand Rapids (Michigan), Minneapolis (Minnesota), Los Angeles)(California), Cleveland (Ohio), Toronto (Canada), Saint Petersburg (Florida), New York, and in the Latvian centre Priedaine near Freehold, New Jersey.

Achill singer shoots for the starsWestern People
Naturally, James would love to be the winner. He is passionate about music and has been for as long as he can remember. The Eurovision has always been inspirational to him. ?The You?re A Star programme helps the ultimate Eurovision contestant to build up a big profile in their country,? James said. The Achill Sound singer-songwriter is an experienced performer and knows the value of the exposure he will have just by making it through to the final 40 contestants in this year?s programme.

The end of innocence?Kathimerini
It is also a rupture in the child?s growing process through which one can discern an unexpected hell ? a world of perversion and psychological, sexual and financial exploitation. Before seeing it for themselves, a healthy mind would have found it difficult to imagine ? a Eurovision song contest for children. Youngsters are moulded by show business bosses into the kitschiest type of talentless stars. Little children, dressed up in shiny costumes, dancing, singing, bowing to the camera like a repulsive mixture of child and adult, ageless, sexless, with no clear role. Up until now we were only familiar with beauty contests for infants ? those unacceptable parades of made-up, trussed-up toddlers broadcast before a public which is no longer shockable. What is that makes these events acceptable within our society? Is it that the innumerable conflicts and demands of a materialistic society have dulled our senses? Is it that this society provokes competitiveness between individuals from a young age? That the consumer society does not distinguish between different ages?It is true that youngsters these days have more or less the same freedoms as adults; there are no protective boundaries.

ireland.com / Sport / Rugby / World Cup 2003Irish Times
“We’ve a young pack but they’ve got nothing to fear. ” Good, tub-thumping stuff. Go on, ya mugs!

The repetitive renditions of Waltzing Matilda and Swing Low might make you pine for the Eurovision Song Contest, but, if nothing else, this pairing undoubtedly ensured the greatest sense of occasion and atmosphere. Telstra Stadium will be a riot of gold and white. This magnificent 83,000-seater will throb to its foundations. random()*10000000000000000;
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If we really like children, why do we steal their childhood?Guardian Unlimited
Besides, the wider culture is up to the same game – depriving kids of their youth. A current TV vogue is for shows which make children into mini-adults, for our entertainment. It can be kitsch horrors like the Junior Eurovision Song Contest or a Stars in their Eyes “kids special” where the sight of a hair-gelled nine-year-old, in a shrunk-down version of his dad’s suit, can make your stomach churn. The people behind this dreck would borrow the pornographers’ argument, and tell you the kids enjoy it. But the pleasure seems to be confined to the whooping, air-punching parents in the audience, as pushy as the stagedoor mothers of old, willing their child to victory – and to imagined riches for their own pockets. But let’s not be snobbish about this. Upstream from ITV1 trash is E4, Channel 4’s digital sister.

Idol delivers windfallThe Age
The voting hasn’t stopped for Sebastian just yet. In December he will fly to London for the two-part World Idol series. In a Eurovision-like set-up, audiences in each country vote for the winner, with the results broadcast, on Ten, around New Year. At $4, Sebastian is second favourite on Centrebet’s books, behind American Idol Kelly Clarkson, to take out the World Idol title.

Cultural RoundupSoutheast European Times
The monument will be dedicated to the victims of the bombing. ***Eleven-year-old Dino Jelusic of Croatia won the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Copenhagen on 15 November. Jelusic beat 30 other children from 15 countries with his song titled “You Are My One and Only”. ***A delegation from CNN visited Serbia-Montenegro for talks with RTV BK Telekom, whose BK TV is the only TV channel in the country with a special agreement on co-operation and exchange of programmes with the US TV news giant. The talks also focused on the work of BK Telekom affiliates Mobtel, Braca Karic University, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and the Faculty of Journalism. ***Work by a variety of Albanian artists is on exhibit at the LindArt Cultural Centre in Tirana.

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