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Eurovision News Review:

* Your verdict on Eurovision 2004
* What you’ve said: 20 May 2004
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Topfive Finish For Eurovision Mike (from Croydon Guardian)
* In October, grey squirrel haunches are at their best
* Kiev not ready to host Eurovision-2005
* Eutelsat’s W3A brought into full service without a hitch
* Latvia relish Euro chance
* The alternative guide to Croatia
* The Tees mouth
* Notebook | Sarah Sands | Columnists | Opinion | Telegraph
* Waterford News & Star (printer friendly version)

Your verdict on Eurovision 2004BBC News
But if you look at who awarded who points, it kinda looks like 12 points were always awarded to the country’s neighbours! And like Rebecca, 14, Birmingham said, it was all a vote of politics. People aren’t going to vote for the UK, coz we went to war. But well done to James Fox, he did better than last year! Not that that was very hard to do of course.

What you’ve said: 20 May 2004BBC News
Do not mistake referendum and popular vote!Raphael, London
Text: Rupert Murdoch will swing any referendum on Europe and he’s an Aussie! Jimmy, South Shields

Why is having a European constitution so wrong? At least then we would have some guidelines for the government and the royal family. Simon Ryder, Exeter
I am 45 years old and was too young to vote in the 1975 referendum. When will I be allowed to have a say on Europe? Why have we been denied democracy for so long?Steve Edwards, London

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Eurovision Song Contest

Audience question: Does the panel believe that the neighbourly voting in last week’s Eurovision song contest will be mirrored in the enlarged EU, with Britain in the margins?

You said:

I thought the voting in the Eurovision Song Contest showed what is bad about Europe, and why many British people are sceptical on this issue. The Eurovision Song Contest is a clear warning, I think, of what will happen to us and our sovereignty. Steve Fuller, Hove, East Sussex

Text: Europe hates us, Eurovision is a good example. Sue, Preston

Text: The European Song Contest sums up Europe! Dave, Swinton
With regards to Eurovision voting, there are honest biases to voting for your neighbours. We voted highly for Ireland and they voted highly for us.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
Doctors say that he died of a heart attack. ?etin Alp participated in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1983 in Munich with the song Opera. He was accompanied by a backing-group called the Short Wave. The song finished last with 0 points… Doctors say that he died of a heart attack. ?etin Alp participated in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1983 in Munich with the song Opera. He was accompanied by a backing-group called the Short Wave. The song finished last with 0 points. Alp was invited to the Nightvision party, the OGAE Turkey event which gathered many past Turkish Eurovision singers and Eurovision fans last Friday in Istanbul, one night before this year’s final. At the very last moment he sent his apologies that he did not feel good and would not be able to attend the party.

Topfive Finish For Eurovision Mike (from Croydon Guardian)Croydon Guardian
police_patrols_increased_for_halloween. Mike Connaris, 50, from Sanderstead, wrote and composed the Cypriot ballad Stronger Every Minute performed in Istanbul on Saturday by another Brit, 16-year-old Lisa Andreas. And the song was even voted best composition by the rest of the Eurovision composers. advertisement
Mike said: “I’m very pleased. The Cypriot delegation were also really pleased with the result… ”
The song received high scores from the United Kingdom, Finland and Estonia, although Mike says it wasn’t a traditional Cypriot song and was far removed from the normal Eurovision fodder. Mike said: “It’s not really a Cypriot song at all. It’s a traditional ballad, it’s very different for Eurovision. “There were no tricks it was all about Lisa’s voice. And I think that’s what marked it out. ”
Mike, who is managing director of music production company Mcasso, which he set up in the 1980s, is determined to enter the competition again next year. 1:27pm Wednesday 19th May 2004.

In October, grey squirrel haunches are at their bestTelegraph.co.uk
I believe not a word of that: the entire political class is busy sitting in the back garden with a quiet lager, watching the grass grow and failing to be panicked by the headlines. This is bad for my trade: standing around telling people of the vast apathy gripping their Parliament is not my idea of career enhancement. We went to a Eurovision party the other night. I was representing Russia, and came in Mafioski rig, with fake gold tooth, leather jacket, cap, dodgy shades etc. But I reckoned I really needed a lit cigarette to complete the look. Nearly a quarter of a century after giving up, it was, however, simply impossible to take a drag: a great spasm of disgust overtook me. I’d rather have eaten a crow and medlar kebab… For a 60-a-day smoker, this shows the power of habit. It is, I suppose, how all taboos are learnt. Meanwhile, what of the bizarre and outrageous politics of Eurovision, rightly derided by Terry Wogan, whose commentary on the night turned into a surreal riff of disbelief at the voting? The backscratching and score-settling was indeed pretty corrupt: though I find it hard to become exercised about the rights of one epicene, cream-suited lump of smarm as against another. Reviewing Sir Peregrine Worsthorne’s book on aristocracy garnered me an earthy postbag. One letter discussed the untitled families with ancient ancestry. My correspondent’s best example was a family in the East Midlands “who are in direct male descent from the man who abducted, and then married, Charlemagne’s grand-daughter”.

Kiev not ready to host Eurovision-2005Pravda
He said that the interior of the Sports Center is of the old Soviet type, and does not conform to European standards. ‘The time to prepare is short, merely a year, but we will be looking for ways,’ he said. The mayor’s announcement comes in the wake of this year’s Eurovision contest in Istanbul, which was won by Ukrainian singer Ruslana Lizhichko. According to the rules of the competition, the next contest -the 50th — has to be held in the winner’s home country, in other words Ukraine. Immediately following Lizhichko’s victory, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich said he would do all he could to ensure that the next song contest takes place in Kiev on a high level.

Eutelsat’s W3A brought into full service without a hitchSpaceflight Now
On May 3, the satellite was triggered to begin a slow move towards its definitive operational position at 7 degrees East. It arrived on station on May 14 and was prepared for the transfer procedures. The switch of services followed a meticulously planned sequence of events over two nights, with corporate clients such as Reuters and Hughes Network Systems being the first to move during the night of May 16. Over the night of May 17, the European Broadcasting Union’s Eurovision network, Digiturk’s pay-TV platform, RAI, TV Poland, and other video clients were transferred. The majority of the switch maneuvers lasted fewer than 30 seconds, with the longest lasting fewer than 90 seconds. A number of clients commented on the switch of service from W3 and the full entry into service of Eutelsat’s new satellite. They included Jean R?veillon, Secretary General of the European Broadcasting Union, the world’s leading broadcasting association: “We are thrilled to have the benefits of this new satellite for upcoming events such as the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the UEFA Euro 2004 football and the Athens Olympics… A number of clients commented on the switch of service from W3 and the full entry into service of Eutelsat’s new satellite. They included Jean R?veillon, Secretary General of the European Broadcasting Union, the world’s leading broadcasting association: “We are thrilled to have the benefits of this new satellite for upcoming events such as the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the UEFA Euro 2004 football and the Athens Olympics. The power and coverage of W3A will be a real asset to the Eurovision network. Mike Darcy President of Hughes Network Systems Europe, added: “Hughes Network Systems has thousands of terminals pointed towards 7 degrees East that serve the critical communications requirements of our clients in industry, retail, energy, and government sectors. Eutelsat worked closely with us to prepare a seamless switch of all our networks onto W3A and we are delighted to be benefiting from the performance and reach of Europe’s newest satellite. Mark Grainge, Global Communications Director for Reuters, commented: “Service availability is a critical factor for our customers. Our clients select our services to meet their real-time business and financial information requirements on this basis.

Latvia relish Euro chanceBBC News
One of those Skonto players was veteran defender Mihails Zemlinskis, who won over 90 caps for Latvia. In attack alongside Southampton’s Marian Pahars, Latvia will look to striker Maris Verpakovskis, who plays for Dynamo Kiev and scored six goals in the qualifying stages. Latvia might be attending their first major football tournament, but the tiny Baltic state does have experience of winning a major European event. Two years ago, of course, Marija N triumphed in Eurovision Song Contest victory with “I Wanna”.

The alternative guide to CroatiaBBC News
The band Put (that’s right, Put) sang Don’t Ever Cry (My Croatian Sky), which was a song about the the effects of civil war. The country’s last entry came from 16-year-old Claudia Beni, who sang Vise Nisam Tvoja which in English means I Can’t Be Your Lover. She also released a song called Croatian Women Love You, written for the national football team competing at the 2002 World Cup. Croatia failed to make it past the group stages, but at least they could look forward to a warm welcome back from their female fans.

The Tees mouthBBC News
I’m off to Istanbul for a few days, but I’ll be back in time to speak to you next week. Well you enjoy yourself. I enjoyed the sights and sounds of Istanbul on the Eurovision Song Contest. It looks a splendid place. I just hope they’re not playing the same music they had on Saturday night. It makes me quite ill just thinking about it. Hope not! See you then, Robbo.

Notebook | Sarah Sands | Columnists | Opinion | TelegraphTelegraph.co.uk
You need at least six flashes of colour to be worth watching. Give Boris more jobs. The Eurovision Song Contest dispels any illusions about a workable European constitution. The strategic voting was shameless. It was a monumental act of political cynicism to give the prize to Ukraine in order to do down the talented but Euro-sceptic Scandinavian states. Meanwhile, the points policy is explained with refreshing honesty on one website. Qualifying automatically “are the big four countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain”.

Waterford News & Star (printer friendly version)Waterford News
BUALA BHOS His legion of fans throughout the district say very well done indeed to Chris Doran who did the Deise proud on Saturday night in Istanbul. The legendary slope at Old Graun Park is only in the halfpenny place compared to the far from level pitch the real singer encountered as glorified cabaret and circus acts augmented weak songs. If this trend takes over the event will have to be re-titled The Eurovision Thong Contest. Long after the winners have faded into oblivion, Chris will still be enjoying real star status, both at home and abroad. Best wishes for the future from all who will give you a dozen votes every time!.

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