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TVE tonight: Eurojunior con María Isabel


Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Young Talent Team in Norway for the Junior Eurovision
* Poland speaks out: interview with KWADro
* TVE tonight: Eurojunior con María Isabel
* President issues call to tame Celtic Tiger
* A Knight to Remember
* Dana to quit politics for broadcasting career
* Seeing clearly – David Ian Seeing clearly – David Ian

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
Junior: Police ready to prevent terrorist attack Could the Junior Eurovision Song Contest be a possible target for terrorist attacks? Police in Lillehammer are taking it into account and are preparing to guarantee safety at the great event, to take place in Lillehammer next Saturday. Approximatelly 7000 people will attend the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the Haakons Hall in Lillehammer. Therefore the organisers are paying a lot of attention to security issues. “An event like this one should be taken serious, especially the security when so many people gather,” says Erik Ulateig, Administrative Director of the Lillehammer Olympiapark where the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place. “We are working with a combination of professional guards and police who advice us on this event.

Young Talent Team in Norway for the Junior Eurovisiondi-ve.com
Sarah Harrison represented Malta with the song ?Like a Star’ and places seventh out of 16 countries. Next year’s edition will be held in Belgium. Contrary to the Eurovision Song Contest, where the festival is held in the winning country, the country for the Junior Eurovision is chosen through applicants.

Poland speaks out: interview with KWADroesctoday.com
Thanks to our Polish partner site eurowizja. com, we publish extracts of the interview with Dominika Rydz, one of the band members.

TVE tonight: Eurojunior con María Isabelesctoday.com
In Eurojunior con Mar?a Isabel, Mar?a Isabel will present her debut album No me toques las palmas que me conozco. The Spanish junior representative will be joined by the other Spanish Eurojunior Festival 2004 participants. Last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest runner-up Sergio and Operaci?n Triunfo 2 winner Ainhoa, who has just released her second studio album Mi tiempo roto, will be guest stars in the show. Next Saturday, 9 year-old Mar?a Isabel will represent Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Antes muerta que sencilla, an Andalusian-flavoured contemporary flamenco pop song.

President issues call to tame Celtic TigerGuardian Unlimited
When nominated recently for a second seven-year term without an election some in the Irish media bemoaned a disregard for democracy. With overwhelming public support, Irish parties did not put up a challenge. Other pretenders, notably Dana Scallon (former MEP and Ireland’s first Eurovision song contest winner) did not gain the requisite number of nominations from local councils or signatures from members of parliament. The slogan of Ms McAleese’s first seven years in office was “building bridges”. She took communion in a Protestant cathedral against the wishes of Catholic church leaders. She was praised for her reflections on national mourning after the Omagh bomb in 1998. She opened dialogue with loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland after the Good Friday agreement.

A Knight to RememberGuardian Unlimited
How fantastic that you’d be the reason why people keep in touch!’ Perhaps because he lacks emotional or familial ties, Cliff often says things like this. He likes to emphasise the importance of his role at the edge of strangers’ lives – emerging irrepressibly for feast days and celebrations like the Christmas-pudding sixpence. ‘Congratulations’, the tune which came second to Spain’s ‘La La La’ in the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest and went on to top the charts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Thailand, as well as the UK, was not the song he himself would have chosen before the competition, but the public selected it from the short list, and ‘I would have been a fool not to record it’. When he started out with the Shadows, he co-wrote quite a few hits, including ‘Bachelor Boy’, but as time passed and their success snowballed, he ended up handling the press – because he always quite liked having his picture taken – while the rest of the band went back to the hotel and wrote more songs. He has no particular regrets about this, no hang-ups about artistic creativity. A song like ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ ‘is so much better than any of the songs I’ve written. You think I’d rather record one of my own songs? Excuse me – I’d rather have a number one.

Dana to quit politics for broadcasting careerIrish Independent
The former MEP, who lost her seat in the North West constituency in June, intends moving back into a media career in the New Year. She is currently in discussions with a broadcaster north of the Border, as well as with independent production companies in the south. The former Eurovision winner and one-time religious broadcaster in Alabama would like to combine television and radio work. She also plans to move from Galway, where she currently has a home, to the east coast. Dana stood in the 1997 Presidential election, coming third, ahead of Labour candidate Adi Roche and her fellow Independent, Derek Nally.

Seeing clearly – David Ian Seeing clearly – David IanStage
This has served him in good stead to face whatever challenges may come his way. Like Bill Kenwright, who also began life as an actor, Ian started out as a performer. He sang in a group called First Division that came second in the Song for Europe and therefore very nearly represented Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1983. “Sally-Ann Triplett was in Bardo – the group who won the year before me – and she did Grease and has just done Anything Goes for me, so it’s a small world. ” Coincidences and connections like this are a recurring theme in Ian’s conversation, not to mention thoughts of how different things might have been had they won. “We might have been Bucks Fizz, or you could be interviewing Mike Nolan. ” Instead, I’m interviewing Ian because he soon left behind the pop world and entered a theatrical one.

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