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* Culture & Lifestyle | 13.05.2004 Eurovision Goes English
* BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Fans make Eurovision pilgrimage
* Will you be watching Eurovision?
* Eurovision vote mistakes sorted
* Eurovision – it hurts
* Eurovision Song Contest Shop Braces for Web Attacks
* Tonight: Eurovision Song Contest 2004 final
* Eurovision software fault to be fixed: EBU
* Abba reunite for Eurovision contest
* Dutch news in brief – 13 May 2004
* Anadolu Atesi: “not in competition with Riverdance”
* Edinburgh Evening News – Features – The ultimate weekend..
* Blair denies being a ‘liability’
* Thursday, May 13 – On this day & worldwide what?

Culture & Lifestyle | 13.05.2004 Eurovision Goes EnglishDeutsche Welle
What do Sertab Erener from Turkey, Marie N from Latvia and Tanel Padar from Estonia have in common? They each won a Eurovision Song Contest over the past three years. They also all sang themselves to victory in English. The last one to take home the Grand Prix d’Eurovision de la Chanson, as the competition was previously known, with a song in their native language was Israel’s Dana International in 1998 with “Diva. ” Her successors all deserted their mother tongue. That tradition is likely to be continued this year: In Istanbul, where the 2004 contest is taking place, only five out of 24 finalists will stick to their native language… What do Sertab Erener from Turkey, Marie N from Latvia and Tanel Padar from Estonia have in common? They each won a Eurovision Song Contest over the past three years. They also all sang themselves to victory in English. The last one to take home the Grand Prix d’Eurovision de la Chanson, as the competition was previously known, with a song in their native language was Israel’s Dana International in 1998 with “Diva. ” Her successors all deserted their mother tongue. That tradition is likely to be continued this year: In Istanbul, where the 2004 contest is taking place, only five out of 24 finalists will stick to their native language. It’s not a surprising but rather a logical development, according to Eurovision expert Jan Feddersen. “They all sing in English because they want to win,” Feddersen, who writes for the Berlin daily tageszeitung, told DW-WORLD.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Fans make Eurovision pilgrimageBBC News
Among the crowds of people milling around the venue are many British fans of the annual spectacle, who have made the trip to Turkey especially for Eurovision. Simon Bennett has been making the annual pilgrimage to Eurovision for five years, and says his earliest memory of the contest is 1972. “I always thought it was a TV event and that’s where I wanted to watch it,” says Mr Bennett. “But live it is even better – there’s such an atmosphere,” adds the Londoner… Among the crowds of people milling around the venue are many British fans of the annual spectacle, who have made the trip to Turkey especially for Eurovision. Simon Bennett has been making the annual pilgrimage to Eurovision for five years, and says his earliest memory of the contest is 1972. “I always thought it was a TV event and that’s where I wanted to watch it,” says Mr Bennett. “But live it is even better – there’s such an atmosphere,” adds the Londoner. Happy

“It’s just fun – a happy thing. There are people here from all these different countries, but they get along,” says Mr Bennett, who works in the city.

Will you be watching Eurovision?BBC News
But the UK has a good chance of winning this year with ex-Fame Academy student James Fox. Will you be watching this year? Do you have Eurovision parties with your mates and laugh at whoever gets ‘nil points’. Or do you think it’s a load of old rubbish?

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Unfortunately this topic is now closed but there are Comments pages on other subjects on the main Chat index… It’s going to be brilliant this year!. Why do people make everything so annoying? UUURRRGGGHHH!.

Eurovision vote mistakes sortedBBC News
But he faces stiff competition from others, including Cyprus, who is being represented by 16-year-old Lisa Andreas, who lives in the UK. And Ireland, who have won Eurovision several times, have a strong contender with If My World Stopped Turning, written by former Westlife singer Bryan McFadden and Jonathan Shorten. Chris Doran, 24, will sing the song for his country. It’s been his ambition to be on Eurovision since he was a kid. Make sure you check back after the finals when we will be chatting to James!… And Ireland, who have won Eurovision several times, have a strong contender with If My World Stopped Turning, written by former Westlife singer Bryan McFadden and Jonathan Shorten. Chris Doran, 24, will sing the song for his country. It’s been his ambition to be on Eurovision since he was a kid. Make sure you check back after the finals when we will be chatting to James!.

Eurovision – it hurtsThe Local
The tanks and guns have been replaced by high heels and music, the bombs have been replaced by telephone voting and the propaganda and political treachery have been replaced by – well, propaganda and political treachery. Since Abba’s victory in 1974 with Waterloo (see – war again) no country has flexed its muscles on the Eurovision stage quite like Sweden. There are standards to keep up. A poor showing at Eurovision means national disgrace and no stone is left unturned by the press in the run-up to the event… Since Abba’s victory in 1974 with Waterloo (see – war again) no country has flexed its muscles on the Eurovision stage quite like Sweden. There are standards to keep up. A poor showing at Eurovision means national disgrace and no stone is left unturned by the press in the run-up to the event. Sweden will be represented by veteran performer Lena Philipsson singing a catchy number called ‘It hurts’. The song was written by Thomas ‘Orup’ Eriksson and, controversially, has been translated into English since it won the Swedish heat. “The English version has been completely slated,” said Thursday’s Aftonbladet, quoting several observers who felt that the switch was a mistake. Indeed, even Lena and Orup say they prefer the Swedish version.

Eurovision Song Contest Shop Braces for Web AttacksSourceWire – SourceWire (press release)
The technology seven-layer packet inspection to cleanse Internet traffic and eradicate attacks before damage occurs. The appliances are installed between the Internet and the servers and do not require any network reconfiguration, making installation quick and easy. Eurovision 2004
A record 36 countries are taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. 2004 heralds a brand new format for the live contest: a Semi-Final on Wednesday 12 May and a Final on Saturday 15 May. The Semi-Final will comprise 22 countries. Ten of these will go on to the Final. The Final will comprise 24 countries: 10 qualifiers from the Semi-Final and 14 countries that have already secured their places in the final.

Tonight: Eurovision Song Contest 2004 finalesctoday.com
com News. The show takes place in the Abdi Ipekci arena, located in the area of Zeytinburnu. Istanbul is prepared for tonight’s show, as live link-ups will be made to Taksim Square, Hamburg and Madrid to show worldwide viewers that the contest is being watched by many. Tonight’s show will be hosted by Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay, who also hosted Wednesday’s qualifying round. According to unofficial figures, around 200 million people will be watching the show in more than 40 countries.

Eurovision software fault to be fixed: EBUDigital Spy
A software glitch affected the points of some non-qualifying countries in the semi-final round on Wednesday night. Deutsche Telekom and its affiliate, Digame, have pledged both to correct the error in the calculation software and to ensure a problem with SMS-powered voting in Croatia does not reoccur.

Abba reunite for Eurovision contestdailymail.co.uk
The tribute video also features a brief appearance from American singer Cher. A BBC3 spokeswoman said: “Whilst the puppets perform, a host of familiar faces appear at the window of Rik’s office to watch and listen, with each member of the line up taking a cameo role. Ten nations in finalMeanwhile, ten nations qualified for the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in an elimination round held late on Wednesday. They join 14 other nations already in the final. The finals will be held on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city and cultural and commercial hub. Turkey won the 2003 event to become this year’s host. The following nations advanced from the semi-final round:1.

Dutch news in brief – 13 May 2004Expatica
The public from 22 countries taking part in the semi-final gave the Dutch song Without You just enough points to allow the group to squeeze into the final along with nine nations who failed to qualify automatically in last year’s competition. Economy shows slight growth in Q1
The Dutch economy grew by 0. 8 percent in the first quarter of 2004, according to preliminary estimates published by the Central Statistics Bureau (CBS) on Thursday. This is the first time since the end of 2002 that the volume of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) topped the level recorded 12 months beforehand.

Anadolu Atesi: “not in competition with Riverdance”esctoday.com
com asked whether they had watched any previoius interval acts before deciding on what to do for Eurovision, and whether they saw these as competition, in particular 1994?s Riverdance. Director and founder Mustafa Erdogan stated that he had seen previous Eurovision Interval acts and in particular Riverdance. He said that he does not see Riverdance as any form of competetion, “Anadolu Atesi is a unique dance group and we do not rate ourselves nor see ourselves in competition with any other Eurovision Song Contest interval acts. We are a dance group based on the old ethnic dances of the Anatolian?. He also explained how he managed to get a 300 strong team of dancers, and he explained the audition process that has been ongoing for four years in which all aspects of dance and physicality are taken into account.

Edinburgh Evening News – Features – The ultimate weekend..Edinburgh Evening News
Other events include a children’s Toffee Castle hunt, storytelling, competitions and the chance to get a Toffee book signed by the author. Call 0131-225 9846 for details. WATCH THIS: The Eurovision Song Contest. And see if former Fame Academy star James Fox, 27, can bring back Eurovision glory for Britain after last year’s “nil points” humiliation.

Blair denies being a ‘liability’BBC News
“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 ?2,000 a time that he’ll be out of office before the next general election.

Thursday, May 13 – On this day & worldwide what?abc.net.au
1950 Diners Club issued its first cards. 1954 JOHNNY LOGAN (SEAN SHERRARD) born in Frankston, Victoria (50)UK singer. The son of Irish tenor PATRICK O?HAGAN is the only singer to win the Eurovision Song contest twice. Only one of the winning songs – Hold Me Now, became a hit in Australia. 1963 WALLY MASUR, Australian tennis player was born in Southampton England. 1964 JUDY GARLAND performed to a packed house at the Sydney Stadium. Her Melbourne concert was a famous disaster and she died 5 years later in London of an accidental drug overdoes1990 ADA STOCKDALE aged 105 became the oldest person to fly in Australia.

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