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Can the UK win Eurovision again?

The News Review:

– Can the UK win Eurovision again?
– Academy star bids for Eurovision glory
– MUSIC: Hoping For More Stunning ‘Visions.
– Blair denies being a ‘liability’

Can the UK win Eurovision again?
BBC News – May 14, 2004
It has been seven years since the UK last won the Eurovision Song Contest with Katrina And The Waves’ anthemic Love Shine A Light. And since then our fortunes in the contest have been decidedly mixed. There have been some triumphs – Imaani took runner-up position in 1998’s contest in Birmingham while Jessica Garlick scored an impressive joint third in Tallinn in 2002. ‘Nul points’But 2003 saw the UK hitting an all-time low with the now legendary “nul points” showing for Jemini’s Cry Baby.

Academy star bids for Eurovision glory
Daily Mail – May 14, 2004
James Fox 27 was selected ahead of five other acts asBritain’s entry for tomorrow night’s Eurovision Song Contest whichis being hosted by the 2003 winners Turkey. The Welsh singer-songwriter is hoping to improve on Britain’sdisastrous performance last year when the unknown band Jeminiscored “nil points” for Cry Baby – the worst result for the UK in47 years. Terry Wogan who hosted the show for the BBC said at the timehe thought the UK had suffered from a “post-Iraq backlash”although Popstars judge Louis Walsh said the song got no votesbecause it was “terrible”. Fox who finished fifth on the second series of Fame Academybeat competition from a girl band a boy band and three othersoloists with his song Hold On To Our Love to compete in the Eurocontest.

MUSIC: Hoping For More Stunning ‘Visions.
Free with registration – Europe Intelligence Wire – – May 14, 2004
(From Newsletter) Byline: IAN STARRETT IT’S that time of the year again and I just can’t get that girl outta my mind! A girl in a million is she and not the type you meet down the Strand Road every Friday night. You see for me the Eurovision Song Contest was the biggest headline-making hoot of all the night Dana strutted her funky stuff and won it. Boring that show was not. Not Bogside’s Dana although I’ve.

Blair denies being a ‘liability’
BBC News – May 14, 2004
“Brown has always been as much an Atlanticist as Blair. ” Bookmakers have also been reporting an increase in punters expecting to see Mr Blair stepping down – with the odds on his quitting office being cut from 8-1 to 5-2. “We’ve taken more money for Blair to go than for UK to win this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest” said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe. “We have had people coming in wanting to bet up to £2000 a time that he’ll be out of office before the next general election.

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