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Ireland selected wildcards national selection


Eurovision News Review:

* Vote for ESCMALTA.com in the Eurovision Web Awards
* CyBC launches Eurovision website
* Don Almir and Ådahl brothers might participate in Bosnian final
* Ireland selected wildcards national selection
* Gay Byrne returns to TV with school series Gay Byrne returns to TV…
* Abba musical goes ‘home’ to Sweden
* Two You’re a Star Wildcards chosen
* Long live the LP!
* 1,000 No.1s… but are we still listening?
* The Local – King Carl Gustaf: “I share your sorrow”

Vote for ESCMALTA.com in the Eurovision Web Awardsdi-ve.com
com in the Eurovision Web Awards by di-ve. Unlike other years, where sites were divided into different categories, this year there is only one category. The 24 websites have been divided into 4 semi-finals and 2 websites from each group will pass onto the final. com, Malta’s leading Eurovision website, has made it to the semi-finals and has been placed in group one.

CyBC launches Eurovision websiteesctoday.com
com, CyBC News. com, Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has launched its Eurovision Song Contest webpages. Following the example of many other broadcasters, CyBC has launched its Eurovision Song Contest website on which all details concerning the Cypriot national selection will officially be announced. The pages have been designed and created by the eurovision-greece. com team in cooperation with CyBC… com, Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has launched its Eurovision Song Contest webpages. Following the example of many other broadcasters, CyBC has launched its Eurovision Song Contest website on which all details concerning the Cypriot national selection will officially be announced. The pages have been designed and created by the eurovision-greece. com team in cooperation with CyBC. According to the rules of the European Broadcasting Union, each participating broadcaster shall establish a national Eurovision Song Contest website for its national selection, or a dedicated page within its main website, not later than 16 weeks before the contest final. The Cypriot Eurovision website can be reached by clicking on the Eurovision Song Contest logo on.

Don Almir and Ådahl brothers might participate in Bosnian finalesctoday.com
If the song is chosen for participation, two music veterans from Sweden will join him on stage in Bosnia. No less than the legendary ?dahl brothers, once participants for Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. Don Almir or Almir Ajanovic has revealed to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that he has written a song aimed for the national selection in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Co-writers of the song are his former music schoolteachers Simon ?dahl and Jonas Str?mberg. If Don Almir?s song is selected to Bosnian final – he will also let his friends, Simon ?dahl and his brother Frank ?dahl accompany him on stage in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Simon and Frank ?dahl formed the group Edin-?dahl together with the two Edin brothers.

Ireland selected wildcards national selectionesctoday.com
Broadcaster RT? wrote that on its website. It was up to the public who voted both by SMS text and over the phone for Lorraine Maher from Birr in County Offaly and Ann Harrington from Kells in County Meath. Before the third series of You’re a Star kicked off in November, there had been a two-month search for Ireland’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Due to Ireland’s result in 2004, the green island has to participate in the qualifier round on 19th May in Kiev, Ukraine. The current series also included a week-long workshop, where the finalists of all the audition venues were taken through their paces. Judges Dave Fanning, Barbara Galavan and Hazel Kaneswaran had the last say on the final line-up of the successful acts from among the hopefuls at the workshop. Now Lorraine and Ann will join the ten remaining acts in the final stages of the talent show.

Gay Byrne returns to TV with school series Gay Byrne returns to TV…Stage
The show, which begins in February, will feature Dana, the former Eurovision Song Contest winner who later became a member of the European Parliament and contested the Irish presidency. An RTE spokesperson said that Byrne had been brought out of retirement because of his “consumate professionalism and his ability to boost the ratings”. For over half a century Byrne was synonymous with RTE, playing host to the world’s longest running late night chat programme The Late Late Show, while also filling a morning radio slot. In 1999, he officially retired, leaving the Irish state broadcaster with a gap in its star line-up. Though officially off the payroll, he made frequent appearances on television, fronting nostalgia programmes.

Abba musical goes ‘home’ to SwedenTelegraph.co.uk
From Korea to Toronto, there are no fewer than 14 touring productions allowing 18,000 people to see it on a stage somewhere every night. The show will open in Stockholm in February and will involve translating all of Abba’s greatest hits – from Money, Money, Money to Dancing Queen and The Winner Takes It All – into Swedish for the first time. Despite the nationality of the four Abba members, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, their hits were all recorded in English. “It has been quite a challenge for Björn to translate the songs and we have all been apprehensive about taking it back,” said Judy Craymer, the British producer who conceived the musical. She added: “Sweden isn’t the first place you naturally go to when you are rolling out a show but I think that the country is still immensely proud of Björn and Benny.

Two You’re a Star Wildcards chosenrte.ie – RTE.ie
But it was up to the public who voted both by SMS text and over the phone for Lorraine Maher from Birr in County Offaly and Ann Harrington from Kells in County Meath. Before the third series kicked off in November, there had been a two-month search for Ireland’s entrant for Eurovision 2005. Thousands of hopefuls attended auditions around the country in Waterford, Limerick, Sligo, Dublin and Portlaoise. The current series also included a week-long workshop, where the finalists of all the audition venues were taken through their paces. Judges Dave Fanning, Barbara Galavan and Hazel Kaneswaran had the last say on the final line-up of the successful acts from among the hopefuls at the workshop. Now Lorraine and Ann will join the ten remaining acts in the final stages of the talent show.

Long live the LP!Irish Independent
Biggest Letdowns For a band that have been consistently strong for more than 20 years, it was hard to swallow REM’s first poor album – the bland and middle-of-the-road Around The Sun. After coming from nowhere to become one of the most talked about Irish bands in 2003, The Thrills rush-released a second album, Let’s Bottle Bohemia, whose lush production could not hide the paucity of the material. Turkey of the Year Brian McFadden’s Irish Son, which featured a blow-by-blow account of his faltering marriage to Kerry Katona, was difficult to stomach, but it was something of a masterpiece compared to the wretched debut foisted on the public by Eurovision laughing stock Chris Doran. The Waterford newcomer who finished second last at the world’s biggest song contest brought out a passionless, utterly bland mix of covers and originals. Best Gigs Kraftwerk, Olympia, Dublin: The Godfathers of electronica paid their first visit to Ireland and the lengthy wait was worth it, with a stunning career-spanning set. Rufus Wainwright and family, Vicar Street, Dublin: The richly talented Canadian was joined by his mother and aunt – folk stalwarts Kate and Anna McGarrigle – as well as his singer sister, Martha, for a hugely entertaining show.

1,000 No.1s… but are we still listening?Irish Independent
* The 300th: Dawn, Knock Three Times (1971): A woeful take on Spanish Harlem. * The 500th: Nicole, A Little Peace (1982): Saccharine offering from tedious German Eurovision winner Nicole Hohloch. * The 600th: T’Pau, China In Your Hands (1987): One of the biggest selling power ballads of the 1980s. * The 700th: Chaka Demus & Pliers, Twist and Shout (1993): A novelty take on The Beatles’ classic from the Jamaican duo. * The 800th: All Saints, Booty Call (1998): The hipper Spice Girls had only eight hit singles but five of them were No.

The Local – King Carl Gustaf: “I share your sorrow”The Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlNational–>.

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