GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant

Birmingham troupe wins world bhangra title

The News Review:

– Birmingham troupe wins world bhangra title
– ‘President’ Bryan from Westlife
– Idol riches

Birmingham troupe wins world bhangra title
Times of India – Nov 29, 2003
Such a lot of effort has gone into it. The group performed in frontof the Queen during her Golden Jubilee visit to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall lastsummer and took part in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games inManchester. They also danced at the Eurovision Song Contest and theG8 Summit hosted by Birmingham in 1998 and have made countless TVappearances. Seven dancers took part in the Chicago final along withtwo dhol (drum) players a flute playerand a chimta (tambourine)player. The front room of Mall’s home is packed with trophies and hehas platinum and gold discs for his production of bhangra music. He has alsojust been appointed artistic director of the Punjabi Music Dance Academy UKwhich will partner Indian universities in music.

‘President’ Bryan from Westlife
BBC News – Nov 28, 2003
But he’s not the first singer who has wanted the job. Dana who won the Eurovision song contest in 1970 ran in the 1997 election and came third.

Idol riches
Guardian – Nov 29, 2003
Alicja Janosz Idol Poland Since winning Idol this Susanne Shaw lookalike has decided that she wants to be called Alex. A massive-selling debut album is already out of the way and she’s tipped to represent Poland in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest with I’m Still Alive a song whose title seems to epitomise the struggle that all Pop Idols face when it comes to their second album. “I don’t know anything more than this” she concludes. Guy Sebastian Australian Idol Australia Guy – who calms himself down before a performance by entering what he terms “Grooveland” – is the newest Pop Idol of the lot. Crowned last week Guy found maintaining his virginity “freaking hard” but the real tragedy in his victory is that the crown did not go to would-be z Idol Peter Ryan.

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