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Spain: Mirela, Rocia, Sara and Lucia qualify


Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision stars at Mostar celebrations
* Internal creation or National selection?
* Ruslana 2nd in Turkish singles chart
* Spain: Mirela, Rocia, Sara and Lucia qualify
* Skansen singalong slated
* HVS EMEA Hospitality Enews – Week Ending 23 July 2004
* Iceland returns to national final in 2005

Eurovision stars at Mostar celebrationsesctoday.com
In Mostar, the Stari Most (Old Bridge) will be reopened. To celebrate this, a huge international event involving international speakers as well as performers has been organised. Among them several former Eurovision Song Contest participants. In 1993, the Stari Most bridge was destroyed during the civil war. Tomorrow night, 11 years later, the rebuilt bridge will be reopened. The Stari Most is one of the most prestigeous and ambitious UNESCO projects as they used adequate materials and forgotten technologies, to build a replica of this lost heritage. To celebrate this historical night a huge concert will be given, starring several former Eurovision Song Contest participants: Zdravko Colic (Yugoslavia 1973), Magazin (Croatia 1995), Danijela (Croatia 1998), Dino Merlin (Bosnia-Herzegovina 1999) and Deen (Bosnia-Herzegovina 2004).

Internal creation or National selection?esctoday.com
Today the selection of the Eurovision entry by a country follows much of the same pattern as now in a vast number of countries; the power of televoting influences who represents a nation at Eurovision, with others opting for a partial jury influence. However Eurovision to me from 2000 onwards (especially 2003 and 2004) has begun to possible show a trend; those selected internally by the broadcaster appear to do better. Does this mean the public fail to choose the right song? Or are songs within a national final never as good as one created specifically for Eurovision by an appointed artist and team of writers? In this, now fortnightly greenroom, I want to investigate how true this is, or whether this is simply coincidence!. Thinking back to the early days national selections were still used however televoting did not exist and essentially artists like Lulu and Sandie Shaw were initially appointed… Today the selection of the Eurovision entry by a country follows much of the same pattern as now in a vast number of countries; the power of televoting influences who represents a nation at Eurovision, with others opting for a partial jury influence. However Eurovision to me from 2000 onwards (especially 2003 and 2004) has begun to possible show a trend; those selected internally by the broadcaster appear to do better. Does this mean the public fail to choose the right song? Or are songs within a national final never as good as one created specifically for Eurovision by an appointed artist and team of writers? In this, now fortnightly greenroom, I want to investigate how true this is, or whether this is simply coincidence!. Thinking back to the early days national selections were still used however televoting did not exist and essentially artists like Lulu and Sandie Shaw were initially appointed. Therefore there is a great distinction between the national selection of today and the national selections back then, with the broadcaster having a greater imput in the artist and style of song.

Ruslana 2nd in Turkish singles chartesctoday.com
com News. 1 in Flanders Ruslana 2nd in Turkish singles chart More than two months after she won the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Ruslana still scores in the charts with her winning song Wild dances. In Turkey she occupies the second place in the charts, meanhwile in Flanders she is still number one. Ruslana has even managed to break the Turkish charts showing her ethnic sound appeal greately to the Turkish public. Meanwhile Sakis Rouvas who achieved a third placing at the Eurovision Song Contest for Greece is currently fourth. Furthermore Ruslana has secured her eighth consecutive week at number one in the Flemish Ultratop single charts showing she has staying power… In Turkey she occupies the second place in the charts, meanhwile in Flanders she is still number one. Ruslana has even managed to break the Turkish charts showing her ethnic sound appeal greately to the Turkish public. Meanwhile Sakis Rouvas who achieved a third placing at the Eurovision Song Contest for Greece is currently fourth. Furthermore Ruslana has secured her eighth consecutive week at number one in the Flemish Ultratop single charts showing she has staying power. The eight weeks at number one make her enter the top 10 with the songs that have been at number one for the longest time in the history of the Ultratop.

Spain: Mirela, Rocia, Sara and Lucia qualifyesctoday.com
A professional jury decided that the next three children proceed:

? Mirela (13, Madrid) – Dulce Pontes – Oye mar
? Rocio (13, Granada) – Antonio Orozco – Devu?lveme la vida
? Sara (11, Cangas de On?s, Asturias) – Christina Aguilera – Genio atrapado

14 years-old Lucia from Zaragoza was selected by SMS and televoting as fourth winner. Tomorrow, esctoday. com will inform you about the further procedure to select the Spanish representative for the second edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lillehammer.

Skansen singalong slatedThe Local
Swedish Television is already planning extra programming, including a look back at highlights of Melodifestivalen, and EMA Telstar can be expected to continue their “Melodifestivalen on tour” series next summer throughout Sweden with some surprises. Fans are advised to book their trips to Kiev soon.

HVS EMEA Hospitality Enews – Week Ending 23 July 2004Hospitality Net
OEH has spent US$30 million and five years renovating the Hotel Caruso Belvedere in Ravello. Over the border in Austria, guests wanting to stay at the Hotel im Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna will have to mark time for a year from 2006 as builders waltz in to start renovation work that will take the room count from 44 to 86. Hotels In Kiev Could Score ‘Douze Points’ – The thought of hosting next year’s Eurovision Song Contest would seem to have driven the authorities in the Ukrainian capital Kiev into a frenzy of renovation work. Reports from the country suggest that the city administration is to spend nearly US$12 million on the project, which could involve up to 60 hotels. Reports from neighbouring Russia meanwhile state that native carrier Transaero Airlines is to build three hotels of between 200 and 250 rooms each: two in St Petersburg and one in Moscow. Boutique Call For Bellinter House In Ireland – Dublin-based bar and restaurant owners Jay Bourke, Eoin Foyle and John Reynolds paid a reported €3 million earlier this year for Bellinter House near Navan, Co. Meath, and the trio now reportedly have plans to turn the eighteenth century mansion into a 40-bed boutique hotel.

Iceland returns to national final in 2005esctoday.com
After a disappointing result in 2004, when the Icelandic broadcaster R?V decided to go with an internal selection to pick the nation’s entry – due to a low budget that year – R?V has announced plans for a national final again. The news brought a smile upon the faces of many, which were deeply disappointed by R?V’s decision last year. According some of our sources, the national final is said to take place on 19th February, although no confirmation has yet been given.

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