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Mayo stars James and Gary bringing it all back home


Eurovision News Review:

* Viva Eurovision!
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* No money, money, money
* Mayo stars James and Gary bringing it all back home
* Half three will never be the same again . . . Open House RIP
* Taoiseach officially opens Broadcast Centre for WLR FM and Beat 102…
* Opinion section to be launched on esctoday.com
* Increase in modern birth control methods
* Teen stars come out to play for music festival

Viva Eurovision!BBC News
It’s that time of year again when we all get excited when a league of nations battle it out – sorry, are unified in song. This year the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Istanbul on Saturday 15th May. To get you in the mood the BBC have launched a Eurovision 2004 website, which counts down to the big day. On the site you can vote for what our Eurovision hopeful James Fox should wear on the night. There’s also a guide to all the competing entries, fascinating facts about the contest and Terry Wogan’s finest moments. Last year’s winner Sertab tells us where to go.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
com Special cooperation Remix of Leha’amin available for you! David D’Or’s record company, Hed Artzi, has released a special club remix of the Israeli entry Leha’amin on the Eurovision message board of Nana. com’s readers can now enjoy it too! Thanks to this cooperation with Hed Artzi, Nana.

No money, money, moneyThe Age
After 30 years, the Swedish supergroup might even have trouble remembering the words of their pop classics. And the sight of their outrageous stage outfits is enough to make 58-year-old Bjorn Ulvaeus cringe nowadays. Thirty years to the day after Abba won the Eurovision song contest with the instantly catchy Waterloo, the bearded songwriter was fiercely proud of their music — but they will never strut their stuff again. Four years ago, ABBA were offered one billion dollars to re-form. The answer was ‘No. ‘ But what if that figure doubled?”No, not even if you did that,” Ulvaeus told Reuters. “It is never going to happen again.

Mayo stars James and Gary bringing it all back homeWestern People
O?M: I would have to say Final Four. They were really good and absolutely lovely people. They just worked really hard and it?s no wonder they were chosen as the backing vocals for Eurovision. They were the main act I thought should have got further, I thought maybe I would get a bit further but that?s just the way it goes.

Half three will never be the same again . . . Open House RIPIrish Independent
After the interview, the two presenters said goodbye to their loyal audience, holding hands as they stood in front of Open House’s contributors and crew who gathered behind them. Gerry Fish and the Mudbug Club finished the show off with “True Friends” after Mary and Marty thanked the audience for their Marty Whelan thanked all of the crew and their “pals in the office for an amazing six years. We enjoyed every minute of it and want to thank everyone for all the best wishes we have received”, said Marty, who will now go on to host RTE’s coverage of the Eurovision in Turkey and will return in the autumn to host Fame and Fortune. Mary, a former secondary school teacher and newsreader on Radio One, is to take up her new job as co-presenter on Nationwide in the autumn and said she was looking forward to her new job but sad to say goodbye to Open House. “It’s only when it was coming into the final week that I really took it in that it’s over. “It will be tough saying goodbye to the people I worked with, but no more than when I left the teaching, we’ll stay in touch. ” “I’ll miss working with Marty.

Taoiseach officially opens Broadcast Centre for WLR FM and Beat 102…Waterford Today
After unveiling a plaque to coincide with the opening Mr. Ahern, an avid Manchester United fan was presented with the Man U shirt worn by Waterford man John O?Shea when Man U played FC Porto in the Champions League. Also present was Chris Doran who sang ?If my world stops turning? Ireland?s entry in the Eurovision to an appreciative audience. Designed by Oliver Dempsey Architects and built by McInerney Construction, the 10,000-ft2 facility is the first purpose-built radio complex to be developed in Ireland since RTÉ moved to the Montrose complex over 40 years ago. In addition to the radio studios and offices used by WLR FM and Beat 102-103, the two-storey broadcast centre on the Outer Ring Road accommodates television studios and editing facilities for Waterford @ 8, the weekly 40-minute local television programme produced by WLR FM. Officially opening the new facility during a brief visit to Waterford, Mr Ahern said: ?Waterford is a thriving city that has managed to embrace change and modernisation while continuing to celebrate and protect its rich heritage. WLR FM?s excellent standard of broadcasting is perfectly suited to this dynamic and culturally rich part of Ireland.

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Increase in modern birth control methodsTurkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription)
She is married with two children. Istanbul to host the world

ANKARA – Turkish Daily News
Istanbul to turn the eyes of the world to Turkey by hosting five big political and cultural activities in May and June. According to Anatolia news agency Istanbul will host the Eurovision Song Competition, Congress of World Newspapers in May, OECD Conference of the ministers responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises (KOBI), Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Foreign Ministers Conference and the NATO Istanbul Summit in June. The 49th Annual European Song Competition will be held in Istanbul’s Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall this May hosted by the Turkish Radio and Television Institute (TRT). The final will be on May 15. Athena, a band from Turkey, will represent Turkey with a song called "For Real" in the competition. Congress of World Newspapers
Another organization in May and June is the World Association of Newspapers’ (WAN) 57th Congress of World Newspapers.

Teen stars come out to play for music festivalBaltic Times
Estonia’s Baltic neighbors will be represented by Mantas, the rising Lithuanian pop-rock star, and former lead-singer and guitar player of La Vita boy band. Although his first album is yet to be released he is already quite popular among 16 – 25-year-olds, thanks to his single “Natural Blond Girl. ” Mantas performs songs in English written by Vaiko Eplik, front man of last year’s Estonian Eurovision band Ruffus, so there’s no need to bring a dictionary along. The festival organizers will also offer the audience the chance to witness the creative process of the biggest piece of graffiti in the country (it will cover a 25-meter-high wall). This gigantic masterpiece of street art will depict the five elements of hip-hop that are DJ, MC, beatbox, breakdance and graffiti and will be created by SEK, CNP, RGF, SON and NGA graffiti crews. Very, very interesting.

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