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– Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
– Mike’s original vision
– Bitter defeat for James after epic journey to final
– Westlife to continue after split

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
esctoday.com – Mar 10, 2004
David D’Or denies Leha’amin is plagiarism An unknown Israeli singer accuses David D’Or (picture) who will represent Israel in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with his own song Leha’amin of copying her song which has the same title. The unfamiliar singer Rachel Wollstein was one of many musicians who proposed their entries to David D’or’s team when the possible songs for pre-selection were received. Wollstein claims she sent a song named Leha’amin which has a very similar melody to the eventual selected entry which was written by David D’Or himslef and Offer Me’iri. According to Wollstein’s allegation the Israeli entry was inspired by the song she proposed although her only claim is recognition and not compensation. Wollstein also said to have been consulted by two music professors who advised her to claim her right on the song.

Mike’s original vision
Croydon Guardian – Mar 10, 2004
The 52-year-old from Sanderstead wrote and composed the ballad chosen as the Cypriot entry in the competition in Istanbul in May. It may seem unusual for a Croydon boy to be writing for Cyprus but for Mike it is a dream come true. He wrote a number of songs for the UK’s Eurovision entry with his business partner Paul narrowly missing the top spot for two years running. Changes in the competition’s entry rules meant Mike whose dad is from Cyprus could apply to write for his father’s home country. Slowly things fell into place and last month Mike’s ballad Stronger Every Minute was selected as the Cypriot entry in the contest. Having overcome that hurdle Mike is keeping his fingers crossed that his song performed by 16-year-old Lisa Andreas from Gillingham will win a place in the finals on May 15. But first Lisa will have to give the performance of her life when she competes against 22 countries for one of 10 remaining places in the finals… “It is about the typical problems in a relationship when people don’t talk to each other and it all goes wrong. “It’s not really a Cypriot song at all. It’s a traditional ballad it’s very different for Eurovision. “It’s all quite exciting” he added. And he urged digital viewers to tune into BBC3 on May 12 and vote Lisa through to the finals saying: “The UK has got two chances of winning the Eurovision this year!”Mike is managing director of music production company Mcasso which he set up in the 1980s. The company has written and produced the music and jingles for thousands of commercials including Gillette Marks and Spencer and Renault London. He is also a drummer with the band The Original Blue which disbanded in the 1970s but reformed last year.

Bitter defeat for James after epic journey to final
Western People – Mar 10, 2004
We all went through the same selection process. They were all deemed good enough to go forward to Eurovision contrary to some media reports. As far as I was concerned the songs were selected by the Eurovision panel. It was of the calibre which could go forward to represent Ireland. “A spokesperson for James yesterday added they had been talking to RTE producers after the decision was given live on RTE on Sunday. “The producers have accepted these allegations were true… We all went through the same selection process. They were all deemed good enough to go forward to Eurovision contrary to some media reports. As far as I was concerned the songs were selected by the Eurovision panel. It was of the calibre which could go forward to represent Ireland. “A spokesperson for James yesterday added they had been talking to RTE producers after the decision was given live on RTE on Sunday. “The producers have accepted these allegations were true. They have said this was not unique and the same preferential treatment was given to Mickey Joe Harte last year.

Westlife to continue after split
Guardian – Mar 10, 2004
” He said the rest of the band Kian Egan 23 Mark Feehily 23 Nicky Byrne 25 and Shane Filan 24 were like brothers to him and he would continue to support them. Since emerging into the pop world five years ago the Irish group has had 12 number one singles and sold 30m records. McFadden who co-wrote Ireland’s 2004 Eurovision entry rejected the suggestion he was “doing a Robbie Williams” by picking the right time to leave the band and branch out on his own.

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