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Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision Song Contest – Njålsson Submits Swedish Ballad for Finland
* “Riverdance” still going strong
* ESCTODAY.COM CELEBRATES 4TH BIRTHDAY
* Junior: Thomas to sing Si on voulait bien
* Junior: Croatia selected Nika Turkovi?
* Junior CD and DVD available in presale
* Charlene & Natasha hit the Greek Radio Charts
* Scooping the pool

Eurovision Song Contest – Njålsson Submits Swedish Ballad for FinlandPR Leap – PR Leap (press release)
Njålsson also admits that the song he contributed was "born in Swedish". The unique circumstances surrounding the submission are rendered even more intriguing when composer Njålsson divulges the fact that he is a member of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and of the International High IQ Society based in New York, NY. For reasons related to the rules of the Eurovision song competition, the composer declines to give any detailed information relating to the song, including performing artists, themes or even musical style. "Though I’m not at liberty to divulge that information until the beginning of next month, I can promise that this song will be moving, have integrity, be of high quality and very non-conventional in the Eurovision context" Njålsson hints, while confirming that he has united pop and classical artists in the production of the new ballad. When asked about alternative release plans for his new ballad, Njålsson affirms that given the nature of the composition, getting it published should not be particularly problematic. "This song is one of the best I have ever composed and the lyrics, perhaps the most profound I have ever written. Therefore, I am not thinking so much about publication per se, but about where and under which circumstances I wish to publish and present the new song", he states.

“Riverdance” still going strongSeattle Times
The audience responded fervently. Producer Moya Doherty got together with composer Whelan and director John McColgan to develop a full-length stage show. Erskine came aboard that summer as producer, and in February 1995 the expanded two-hour show hit the boards for the first time. “Initially we were just chasing after it,” Erskine recalls.

ESCTODAY.COM CELEBRATES 4TH BIRTHDAYesctoday.com
Not the best name, especially because the domain name would be useless after the 2001 contest. To point out the daily updates on the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest, the name esctoday. com was chosen, which stands for Eurovision Song Contest Today and was inspired by the website Eurovisie Vandaag. The launch took place on October 11th, 2000. Visitors on the first day: 30. Number of editors: 1… Not the best name, especially because the domain name would be useless after the 2001 contest. To point out the daily updates on the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest, the name esctoday. com was chosen, which stands for Eurovision Song Contest Today and was inspired by the website Eurovisie Vandaag. The launch took place on October 11th, 2000. Visitors on the first day: 30. Number of editors: 1. Today, more than 30 people are connected to esctoday.

Junior: Thomas to sing Si on voulait bienesctoday.com
com News. His song will be released on single by BMG France on 9th November. On 20th September Thomas won Eurovision Junior 2004 – La s?lection, the French selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 to be held in Lillehammer. During the live show organized by France 3 the eleven finalists had to sing existing songs, with the consequence that the winner still had to write a song for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Thomas, the 14 year-old winner from Buis les Baronnies, succeded in writing his own song in less than three weeks… His song will be released on single by BMG France on 9th November. On 20th September Thomas won Eurovision Junior 2004 – La s?lection, the French selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 to be held in Lillehammer. During the live show organized by France 3 the eleven finalists had to sing existing songs, with the consequence that the winner still had to write a song for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Thomas, the 14 year-old winner from Buis les Baronnies, succeded in writing his own song in less than three weeks. The song he willl perform in Lillehammer is entitled Si on voulait bien (If we really wanted to). Thomas wrote both lyrics and music.

Junior: Croatia selected Nika Turkovi?esctoday.com
com News. Croatia selected Nika Turković for Lillehammer with the song Hej mali. Dino Jelusić, last years Eurovision Song Contest winner, opened the show with Ti si moja prva ljubav. Then it was up to the 12 finalists to perform. These were the 12 finalists of Dječju pjesmu Eurovizije 2004:

? Petra Skofić – Potres
? Anita Novak – Moja utjeha
? Maria Kordić – Mogu
? Kristijan Stepanac Da li jos
? Lana Ivanković – Svakom tko zna
? Nela Buj – Suze malene
? Tea Zec – Don’t worry
? Iva Valentić – Hajde upali mrak
? Kristina Jarić & Niko Miljanić – Djeca svijeta
? Sedmo Nebo – Odlazim
? Nika Turković – Hej mali
? Party Kiss & Double F – Nije OK

While the Croatian dance act Colonia saw for the interval act, the Croatians could make their choice by televoting… Croatia selected Nika Turković for Lillehammer with the song Hej mali. Dino Jelusić, last years Eurovision Song Contest winner, opened the show with Ti si moja prva ljubav. Then it was up to the 12 finalists to perform. These were the 12 finalists of Dječju pjesmu Eurovizije 2004:

? Petra Skofić – Potres
? Anita Novak – Moja utjeha
? Maria Kordić – Mogu
? Kristijan Stepanac Da li jos
? Lana Ivanković – Svakom tko zna
? Nela Buj – Suze malene
? Tea Zec – Don’t worry
? Iva Valentić – Hajde upali mrak
? Kristina Jarić & Niko Miljanić – Djeca svijeta
? Sedmo Nebo – Odlazim
? Nika Turković – Hej mali
? Party Kiss & Double F – Nije OK

While the Croatian dance act Colonia saw for the interval act, the Croatians could make their choice by televoting. The song Hej mali (Hey baby), written and performed by Nika Turković, received the most votes and will represent Croatia in Lillehammer on 20th November. Party Kiss & Double F came second with Nije OK and Iva Valentić finished third with Hajde upali mrak.

Junior CD and DVD available in presaleesctoday.com
tv News. It’s the second time a CD and DVD of the junior contest are being released. The region code on the DVD is code 0, which can be used in Europe and Australia. Please The DVD is only PAL compatible, not NTSC compatible, and therefore the DVD can not be used in countries as Canada, the United States and Japan. The DVD features the show, an interview with the winning artist and behind-the-scenes stories.

Charlene & Natasha hit the Greek Radio Chartsdi-ve.com
Airplay started in mid-July by one of their djs, Giorgios Kalpakidis, who heard the song on a compilation issued by OGAE MALTA (Eurovision Malta’s Fan Club) as a preselection for the OGAE Song Contest 2004. The song immediately received various positive comments from djs and listeners alike! Comments by djs about the Maltese song, “XRARA NAR” were: “Arab-european new taste of pop! – Different and exciting!”. Comments by listeners were: “Interesting music marriage of maltese and pop music, Happy, fresh and young, Very good vocals on a very good song!”

This also confirms that the girls are very popular in Greece, especailly after EROS MUSIC picked their “XITA FID-DEZERT” and included it in their latest compilation with songs from EU countries. Charlene & Natasha’s latest song “XRARA NAR” – (A Blaze of Fire) will represent Malta in the 2004 Official Eurovision Fan Club’s Song Contest – OGAE 2004 held in Lyons, France in mid-November 2004.

Scooping the poolThe Age
Another article about a mirror-writing experiment prompted emails from readers who were volunteering. What’s eccentric to some can be very serious to others – even a matter of national pride. The Eurovision Song Contest coverage is a prime example. “It is outrageously popular,” says Hammerschmidt. “Quite often, people think it’s the cheesy value of the entertainment that makes it popular, but hundreds of thousands of people take it very seriously. SBS online polls take a hammering during the contest, says Hammerschmidt. “We had viewers writing scripts so their computers would automatically vote for their performer.

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