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Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Man Booker launches international prize
* Ex-pop star fined for sex arrest
* Vote for us – or else
* Where the voters are entertained to all kinds of everything
* The 4mph car, a pizza-sized CD and some other ridiculous inventions
* ABBA-solutely brilliant!

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
The preliminary data are based on data from five major cities in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth). This year’s estimated audience reach for the final was 1,341. 000 viewers, down slightly from last year’s 1,369,000. Both this year’s and last year’s numbers translate to roughly 10 percent of the entire population of Australia, quite good considering there are two public and three private TV networks all competing for audience share (plus cable and satellite networks)… 000 viewers, down slightly from last year’s 1,369,000. Both this year’s and last year’s numbers translate to roughly 10 percent of the entire population of Australia, quite good considering there are two public and three private TV networks all competing for audience share (plus cable and satellite networks). Would the ratings improve if it were shown live? Some Down Under Eurovision-fans wonder if SBS could show the contest live (and perhaps on tape delay), as is routinely done for sporting events from overseas. This year’s contest would’ve aired at 5am on Sunday morning in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and 3am in Perth, prime sleep time for many Australians. But arguably not an unusual time (early Sunday morning) for a rippin’ good party.

Man Booker launches international prizeGuardian Unlimited
“We do less in Europe than we do in America but clearly it’s sponsorship. We are very pleased by the way our profile has been raised [so far]. ” The new international prize might follow the example of the Eurovision Song Contest, he said, enabling the awards ceremony to take place in the country of the previous winner. The new prize was not intended to be a “lifetime’s achievement award”, insisted John Carey, the literary critic and Merton professor of English at Oxford University, who will be the chairman of the first panel of judges. “The judges will be looking for originality and individuality,” he said. “I want to find someone whose take on the world is not like anyone else’s. ” Charles Dickens or Graham Greene, he suggested, were examples of authors with such distinctive voices.

Ex-pop star fined for sex arrestBBC News

Working with producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman, Brother Beyond had a number of chart hits in 1988-89. These included The Harder I Try, which reached number two in July 1998. Mr Moore later joined Worlds Apart, enjoying success in the UK and France in 1993 and 94. He now manages pop act Phixx, Eurovision contestant James Fox and former Pop Idol contestant Hayley Evetts.

Vote for us – or elseic Newcastle.co.uk
It’s A Knockout will return, with Stuart Hall. The people we know again We’ll win Eurovision. Think about the people we know. And I know who I want to lead our European negotiations. We want someone who will be able to skilfully articulate our views, but listen to any concerns from our European partners. Someone we can trust.

Where the voters are entertained to all kinds of everythingIrish Independent
Add to this, the incessant country-and-Irish or traditional music pumped out on loud-hailers as candidate-bearing motorcades drive through towns and villages, and you might begin to feel caught in some sort of music hell. Welcome to Elections 2004 in Donegal, complete with celebrities, backing tracks and the occasional live performance. Dana, who was originally launched into the world of politics when Donegal County Council gave her its backing for the Presidential elections, will forever be remembered for her Eurovision Song Contest win and retains a soft spot in the hearts of the Donegal electorate as was evident by the reception she received when she drew traffic to a standstill in Milford recently. Meanwhile, if name recognition alone could get you elected, Kilmacrennan farmer Daniel O’Donnell, contesting Donegal County Council for the first time as an independent candidate, would be home and dry. Across Lough Swilly in Buncrana, ‘You’re a Star’ judge Phil Coulter has rowed in behind first-time Green Party candidate, Dr Peter Doran. The Derry-born singer-songwriter, a long-time campaigner for the protection of Lough Swilly – which has been a source of inspiration for his work – has claimed that the present crop of public representatives has failed to protect the Lough. “The message to this Government is that Lough Swilly, its environs and its people are precious; we must not tolerate any further abuse.

The 4mph car, a pizza-sized CD and some other ridiculous inventionsIrish Independent
Some linger in the memory, a warning that the line dividing visionary and fool is often grey and wavering. And a few transcend failure to achieve a weird celebrity. Like bad television, 1970s fashions and the Eurovision Song Contest, we love them precisely because they are hopeless. They remind us disappointment is as much as part of the world as success, that the clever and wealthy are capable of seismic blunders and that, occasionally, it is better to lose nobly than triumph in anonymity. Of all the famously daft inventions in the past quarter century, none endured fiercer ridicule than the C5, Sinclair Research’s surreally hopeless electronic ‘trike’. Only Margaret Thatcher was more wildly lampooned in 1980s Britain. With a fair wind, even she stood a decent chance of topping the C5’s 4-mph cruising speed.

ABBA-solutely brilliant!iAfrica.com
Better than ABBA!” Rolling Stone magazine noted “From the note-perfect vocals to the faux-Swedish accents and sequined duds, Bj?rn Again were fabulously flawless ” and even Benny Andersson of ABBA, said “Fans had better make the most out of Bj?rn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!!”

Their debut single ‘A Little Respect’ (a cover of the Erasure hit), off their debut album ‘Flashback’, went straight in at 25 in the UK charts, and they have played a host of European Summer Rock Festivals, including the famous Reading Festival in the UK (courtesy of Nirvana who threatened the promoter that they wouldn’t perform unless Bj?rn Again were added to the bill), Glastonbury (on the bill with REM, Texas, Lenny Kravitz, The Corrs and Blondie, to name but a few), and Gay Pride in London. They also performed at the Cannes Film Festival to help promote the Australian film ‘Muriel’s Wedding’, and at Germany’s Eurovision Finals. Currently in their 15th year, they have performed over 2200 live shows in 45 countries world-wide!

Dust off you platform shoes, buy heaps of glitter and stock up on blue eye shadow, and get ready to re-live the magical era of ABBA. TOUR ITINERARY

GRANDWEST CASINO, CAPE TOWN
Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3, 2004

THE BIG TOP ARENA, CARNIVAL CITY, BRAKPAN, EAST RAND
Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, 2004

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