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Eurovision News Review:

* Michael Jackson single nearly a Eurovision candidate
* No Hope for David in You’re a Star
* Charlene & Natasha to sing Swedish-Maltese entry
* Military aircraft sets off for Indonesia
* How a Ukrainian band emerged from the chaos of the ‘Orange…
* Veronica Codesal to release first album with Camaxe
* ABBA ‘Super Troupers’ DVD In Stores Now
* The Local – “Thousands blacklisted” in Malmö property…

Michael Jackson single nearly a Eurovision candidateTurkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription)
Considering it was recorded by Michael Jackson more than 30 years ago, that’s not surprising. Lithuania’s National Commission, a group of musicians, composers and performers who pick the entries for the Baltic state’s song contest – the winner of which goes onto represent the country at Eurovision – acknowledged Wednesday that one of the songs it selected was a clever remake of Michael Jackson’s ode to a friendly rat, “Ben. ” The song submitted to them by singer Juste Kriauzaite was called “You,” and sported spirited beats and engaging melodies. But after it was chosen, two DJs told the commission that they had created the song, and it was just a remixed version of “Ben,” which Jackson took to No… “It’s hard to believe they swallowed the bait. ” Commission chairman Jonas Vilimas acknowledged that the song didn’t strike a chord with the panel. “We feel sorry about the fact some people use Eurovision for these strange purposes,” he said, adding that the song won’t now be used in the national contest, which is scheduled for Feb. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled for May in Kiev, Ukraine, and 40 countries are participating. Lithuania has participated in the annual contest since 1992, but unlike Latvia and Estonia, has never won.

No Hope for David in You’re a Starrte.ie – RTE.ie
Hope was one of two acts eliminated from the competition on Sunday after receiving the least number of votes. The other act to be knocked out was the George girl band. A total of eight acts made it through to the next stage of the show and are still in the running to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Henry Girls secured the most support from the public, who voted both by text and on the phone, ahead of Pete Fagan, Aine O’Doherty and Sinead Mulvey. The other four acts voted through were: Lorraine Maher and Ann Harrington, both Wildcard selections, brother and sister Donna and Joseph McCaul, and the Jade band.

Charlene & Natasha to sing Swedish-Maltese entrydi-ve.com
Jonas “Salle” Sahlin and Johan Bejerholm produced the song in a true Swedish style while Deo Grech made sure that it appeals for the Maltese
‘ear’. This co-operation led to a song tailor-made for the popular Maltese duo Charlene & Natasha. Charlene & Natasha will participate in the Maltese Eurovision Song Contest selections for the third consecutive year with a song by OGAE Malta president Deo Grech. “The song is very Swedish in all senses,” explains the team behind “Love is the reason” to esctoday. It
reflects the ABBA-inspired sounds and reminds of the typical Swedish Eurovision Song Contest entries, which all achieved top-placings. ‘Love is the reason’ also reflects the great momentum that this music style is going through this year with ABBA, who will most probably be nominated as the
best act in 50 years history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Military aircraft sets off for IndonesiaKathimerini
is using its position in the European Union and NATO to exert pressure. I would even use the word blackmail,? Crvenkovski said. Eurovision entrySinger Elena Paparizou has been selected without any competition, and without even having prepared a song, to represent Greece in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest which is to take place on May 21 in Kiev, state broadcaster ERT announced on Saturday. Paparizou clinched third place for Sweden in the 2001 Eurovision contest as part of the duo Antique.

How a Ukrainian band emerged from the chaos of the ‘Orange…Guardian Unlimited
uk)Orange Crush: pop and protest· The ‘orange revolution’ was characterised by its festive atmosphere, with energetic performances by Ukrainian pop stars on a big stage in Kiev’s Independence Square. Among them was the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Ruslana. After her Eurovision triumph, the effervescent Ruslana had been appointed cultural adviser to the Prime Minister, Viktor Yanukovych. But when Yanukovych was initially declared the winner of the disputed presidential elections, sparking off weeks of mass protest, the singer came out in support of the opposition leader, Viktor Yushchenko. After attending a demonstration in their home town of Ivano-Frankivsk, they took the most popular chant from the demonstrations – ‘Together we are many, we cannot be defeated!’ – then added slogans from protest placards and graffiti, and set it all to a powerful hip hop beat.

Veronica Codesal to release first album with Camaxeesctoday.com
The album will be presented on 28th January in Brussels and will be available in the music stores by then. Camaxe is only one of the projects in which Veronica Codesal is involved. Besides being the lead singer of Camaxe, she founded the band Ialma and still sings with Urban Trad, the runner-up of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Sanomi. Veronica Codesal was given the job to sing the lead vocals of Sanomi after the Walloon Minister of Culture, tipped by the Belgian State Security, forbade the initial Flemish lead singer Soetkin Collier to perform in Riga. Soetkin Collier was unjustly accused of having an extreme right-winged past and was called a threat to the Belgian state and its democracy. Nowadays, Soetkin Collier and Veronica Codesal (pictured right) still see for the lead vocals of Urban Trad. Marie Sophie Talbot (pictured left) has left the group.

ABBA ‘Super Troupers’ DVD In Stores NowBroadway World
The global phenomenon can be experienced in six different languages begins previews in ABBA?s homeland on February 1, 2005, marking a first time ever Swedish translation, 6th foreign language translation, and the 14th production of the smash hit currently running around the world. Since 1982 the original four members of ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-Frid and Agnetha have not appeared in public together. On April 6, 2004 during the 5th anniversary celebration of the global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, and the 30th anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest, the world wondered if all four members of ABBA would appear together on stage again for the first time in over 20 years.

The Local – “Thousands blacklisted” in Malmö property…The Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlNational–>.

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