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Eurovision News Review:

* Second term for Irish President
* Fox is proving to be a real trooper
* Junior: Martins Talbergs to sing for Latvia
* Behind the ads
* Double Dutch in Bulgaria –
* Bellydancing – it’s the new Riverdance
* The Local – Carl Philip follows in Party King?s footsteps

Second term for Irish PresidentBBC News
The Belfast woman’s appointment was announced on Friday. She was returned unopposed. The Irish presidential race turned into the one-horse variety when Mrs McAleese’s potential rival, the former MEP and Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon, failed to get the support of either four councils or the signatures of 20 Tds and senators. Mrs McAleese, 53, said on Friday that she was delighted. She said she would continue with a policy of bridge building and that it was wonderful to watch the peace process grow. Under the Republic of Ireland’s constitution, a sitting president can nominate herself. Elected in 1997 as the eighth president of Ireland, the Queen’s University graduate has an approval rating of more than 80%.

Fox is proving to be a real troopermanchesteronline.co.uk
Do you look back with fond memories? Absolutely. It’s a great profile and platform builder. I got signed to Sony on the back of it and did the Eurovision Song Contest. I never would have had those opportunities if it wasn’t for the show so I’m very grateful. Were there any downsides? At the time I was actually a bit disappointed with the content of the show. I mean it was a great platform but it in terms of what we learned it was an hour-long singing lesson every day and about 23 hours of Big Brother I guess. So I was disappointed with the hands on stuff… I think he’s releasing a single soon there and in France as well. You mentioned Eurovision. How was that whole experience? Oh it was brilliant. Ten days we were out there and it was probably the best ten days of my life. It was fantastic from start to finish. I didn’t win obviously but I was happy with my performance and if they asked me to do it again next year I’d jump at the chance. You got to perform the song on Top of the Pops as well.

Junior: Martins Talbergs to sing for Latviaesctoday.com
In the final of Eirovizijas Bernu dziesmu konkurss 2004, broadcast live from Ventspils, the Latvians selected Martins Talbergs with song Balts vai melns (Black Or White). Martins Talbergs (14) will represent Latvia with his song Balts vai melns at the second Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Lillehammer, Norway. Martins Talbergs already has Junior Eurovision experience as he supported Dzintars Cica, who represented Latvia at the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest and reached 9th position, as backing singer. The Top 3 of Latvian Junior composers and songs:

1… In the final of Eirovizijas Bernu dziesmu konkurss 2004, broadcast live from Ventspils, the Latvians selected Martins Talbergs with song Balts vai melns (Black Or White). Martins Talbergs (14) will represent Latvia with his song Balts vai melns at the second Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Lillehammer, Norway. Martins Talbergs already has Junior Eurovision experience as he supported Dzintars Cica, who represented Latvia at the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest and reached 9th position, as backing singer. The Top 3 of Latvian Junior composers and songs:

1. Martins Talbergs – Balts vai melns (Black Or White) – 6317 votes
2. Evita Gzibovska – Nac dziedi, dejo lidzi! (Come To Sing And Dance With Us) – 4667 votes
3. Ralfs Eilands – Dziesmina par merkaki (A Song About A Monkey) – 3557 votes

Ten songs competed for the ticket to Lillehammer.

Behind the adsThe Observer
That’s when Irish dancing really took off. Mary had taken Irish dancing lessons herself when she was a child, in the Sixties. Her family had come across from Kildare to Scotland at the turn of the last century, so it felt like she was keeping up with traditions, with her roots.

Double Dutch in Bulgaria –Sofia Echo
But I always felt he was at his best singing behind the bar in one of those typical Amsterdam Brown Cafes with an accordion player in the corner. To me, Hazes and his style of music represent a part of the Dutch society that is rarely seen by foreigners. Not the slick Eurovision Festival pop or international rock music, but the music of the people. Not sophisticated, not always easy, but honest and from the heart. In the past 50 years or so, the continental European countries have had an onslaught of English and American pop-music. Although some artists like Hazes have had some success in defending local language music there is a constant infiltration of that simplest of languages into our regional cultures. The French ‘chanson’, the German ‘schlager’ and the Dutch ‘volkslied’ are often viewed as music for the illiterate, the lower class people, the people who don’t speak English.

Bellydancing – it’s the new RiverdanceTelegraph.co.uk
This legendarily powerful and hip chap and I are sitting on some concrete steps backstage in a smallish theatre in Barcelona while a bellydancing show is going on out front. With his shock of thick white hair and ice-blue eyes, Copeland looks like an attenuated Andy Warhol, and mockingly greets me with a Kenneth Williamsy “E-oh helle-oh!” But, if what Sting says is true, we must take Copeland very seriously, because he reckons he has found the next Riverdance – and it is bellydancing. Riverdance exploded into being from a seven-minute filler in a Dublin Eurovision song contest. Irish dancing had no professional presence but a huge competitive and amateur one, and a judicious addition of various other dance forms turned it into a dollar miracle. Bellydance was an early idea for the video for Sting’s 1999 single Desert Rose, but it was when Copeland hosted a $1,000 bellydance contest to promote another of his interests, the British fusion band Ojami’s Bellydance Breakbeats, that a switch flicked on.

The Local – Carl Philip follows in Party King?s footstepsThe Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlNational–>.

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