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Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision song is a fraud
* Bulgaria: 12 singer left after preliminary round
* Flanders: TV1 becomes Eén
* Slain Munich designer gets national funeral
* Lithuania: Three more singers withdraw
* Winner Emma wows judges softly with her song
* The Local – Child benefit “discriminates against fathers”

Eurovision song is a
Called You, the song turned out to be a remix of an old Michael Jackson tune. And the artist who submitted the song, Juste Kriauzaite, does not exist. The fraud was revealed as You was being considered to be this year’s entry from the Baltic state… In a statement, the two said their point was to test the vigilance of the judges. “It’s hard to believe they swallowed the bait,” they added. The song has now been disqualified from representing Lithuania “We feel sorry about the fact some people use Eurovision for these strange purposes,” the commission’s chairman, Jonas Vilimas said. Past winners of Eurovision, which is a sort of Olympics of songwriting, include Céline Dion, ABBA and Katrina and the Waves. About 40 countries are set to participate in the competition this year, which will take place in May in Kiev, Ukraine.

Bulgaria: 12 singer left after preliminary
These are the 12 singers and songs to proceed to the final:

? Kaffe – Lorrain
? Vasil Naidenov, Roberta, Mariana Popova, Orlin Goranov – Az znam
? Grafa – Ako ima rai
? Slavi Trifonov & Sofi Marinova – Edinstveni
? Ustata – Vsichkite drehi me prechat
? Stoian Roianov – Taodos
? Aija – My love
? Deep Zone Project – The dance of the world
? Mania – Bitter sweet
? Kali – Molitva
? Gravity Co – What I want
? Melody – Otkri me sega

All 12 finalists will be promoted during the last two weeks before the final. Snippets of the video clips of tonight’s live performances will be aired daily and will be linked to a phone number to which the Bulgarian TV viewers can cast their votes. The final selection of the Bulgarian song for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest will be made on 12th February when the final takes place in Sofia. During the show, broadcast live on BNT, the audience shall vote by phone or by sms for one of the 12 songs. The selected song will represent Bulgaria in the semifinal of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev… Some good songs like the very experimental "Taodos" (which probably doesn´t fit with the ESC and the taste of many fans), the schlager alike song "Az znam" and the oriental rap song "Vsichkite drehi me prechat". The rest was more or less average or simply bad (like in nearly every national preselection). The show was arranged in a cool studio atmosphere coverd in dark red and the new international ESC logo, hosted by a very young couple. But nearly any audiance around, I hope this will change until the final in february.

Flanders: TV1 becomes Eé
TV1 no longer exists and has been renamed E?n. It’s not the first time that Belgium’s broadcaster for the Flemish speaking community undergoes alterations. As NIR, Belgian television was introduced on 31st October 1953. In 1960, the national broadcaster was named BRT (Belgian Radio & Television).

Slain Munich designer gets national funeralExpatica
He would arrive in a gleaming Rolls-Royce driven by his faithful uniformed chauffeur, who also doubled as the butler at Moshammer’s million-dollar home in the upscale Gruenwald suburb. And always at his side, usually in a satin-lined Yves Saint Laurent basket or cradled in his bejewelled hand, was his ever-present pet Yorkshire terrier Daisy, a white bow tying her fur up and out of her eyes. He even auditioned on national TV two years ago to become Germany’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest – as a singing duo with Daisy in his arms. They were not chosen, but their picture was on the front pages of every tabloid in Germany the next morning. So it was only fitting that his strangulation murder at the hands of a 25-year-old immigrant Iraqi toy boy whom he had picked up at the Munich railway station would dominate the news in Germany for days. The suspect, linked to the crime scene by genetic fingerprinting evidence, has admitted wrapping a phone cord around Moshammer’s neck and strangling him to death after he claimed the designer refused to pay EUR 2,000 for a sexual tryst at Moshammer’s suburban Munich mansion. In the days since Daisy was found whining beside the prone body of her dead master, lurid details of the 64-year-old designer’s sex-for-hire habits have filled the tabloids.

Lithuania: Three more singers
Tonight’s semifinalists and the results of the previous two semifinals can be found on esctoday. com’s Lithuanian pages by clicking here. Lithuanian broadcaster LRT has not yet announced how the withdrawals will influence the further organisation of the Lithuanian semifinals.

Winner Emma wows judges softly with her songNews & Star
All of the finalists wowed the crowds with their very different musical styles. They were: Dominique Mauger of St Benedict’s (I Don’t Like Mondays); Emma Dockeray, St Begh’s (Killing Me Softly); Linzi Kendall, St Benedict’s (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow); Laura Grierson, St Benedict’s (Run Away); Sophie Cunningham, St Bridget’s Egremont (I Just Can’t Wait to be King); Briony Bragg, St Benedict’s (I Love Rock & Roll). Judges – Junior Eurovision singer Cory Spedding; Sophie Wilson, last year’s Top Idol winner, and Andrea Thompson from the News & Star – had the tough job of picking three performers for the final. They chose Briony Bragg, Linzi Kendall and Emma Dockeray, who was eventually crowned Top Idol winner 2005. Border television presenter Emma Douglas hosted the show, which also featured guest stars Tom Morley, Cory Spedding and Sophie Wilson. Competitors and sponsors received a medal and there was special praise for young organiser Tyler Dougan. St Benedict’s deputy head, Ann Brook said he had worked tirelessly to stage what was a fantastic event, showcasing the wealth of local talent and involving all members of the community.

The Local – Child benefit “discriminates against fathers”The Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlSociety–>.

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