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Your views: Eurovision 2004

The News Review:

– Your views: Eurovision 2004
– Fans make Eurovision pilgrimage
– BBC launches Eurovision assault
– Wales’ Eurovision hopefuls
– Your verdict on Eurovision 2004
– New Europe? New Eurovision!

Your views: Eurovision 2004
BBC News – May 16, 2004
The song beat spirited competition from the Greek and Serbia and Montenegrin entries but accusations of political bias in the voting may have marred the event. Below are some of your views of Eurovision 2004. Did anyone notice that the small countries didn’t give any points to the three big ones of Europe (UK Germany and France)???!!! But Max (Germany) and James Fox should have been on a better position!!!Diana Stuttgart GermanyBrilliant! I am from Serbia and my wife is Ukrainian what better result could we hope for!! 2 great Slavic songs Slava Ukrajini! Zivela Srbija!Mihailo and Olja Bristol UKIt was a hilarious show as always. The presenters were priceless and the voting entirely predictable.

Fans make Eurovision pilgrimage
BBC News – May 15, 2004
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.

BBC launches Eurovision assault
BBC News – Feb 3, 2004
Six performers will compete on Making Your Mind Up including Fame Academy finalist James Fox and Reborn In The USA contestant Haydon Eshun. Viewers will vote for their favourite song while an expert judging panel will advise voters on what to look for. The UK finished last at the 2003 contest with duo Jemini failing to score a single point. The six finalists for the new-look Song For Europe competition have spent months being prepared for the Saturday night live show which is being aired on 28 February.

Wales’ Eurovision hopefuls
BBC News – Feb 28, 2004
Viewers of BBC One’s Making Your Mind Up on Saturday can choose from six acts who hope to improve on the UK’s showing in last year’s Eurovision where Jemini scored no points. Three of the contestants hoping to make it to May’s Eurovision final in Turkey are from Wales. Fame Academy finalist James Fox from Cardiff will sing Hold on to Our Love while another Welsh solo artist competing will be 18-year-old Madison Taylor from Newport. Making up the trio of Welsh hopefuls is Rhyl’s Anthony Scott-Lee who will be singing Leading Me On with his band Hyrise.

Your verdict on Eurovision 2004
BBC News – May 19, 2004
Ukraine were the winners a British girl representing Cyprus took fifth and UK entry James Fox came in at 16th out of 24 competitors. As usual the show was filled with cheesy banter and colourful costumes. Did you tune in? Did you think Ukraine’s Ruslana was a worthy winner?And how did you rate the performances by Lisa and James?E-mail us with your thoughts!Unfortunately this topic is now closed but there are Comments pages on other subjects on the main Chat index.

New Europe? New Eurovision!
BBC News – May 6, 2004
We’ve seen the political photocall and the leaders of each country lined up; there they were the men in suits. Now thank goodness we await men in Lycra and women in stockings. At the Eurovision Song Contest politics isn’t centre stage.

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