GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant

Archive for February, 2005

Feb 28th, 2005

The song that became the anthem of Ukraine’s “orange revolution” has been chosen to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision song contest. The hip-hop tune Together we are many! (Razom nas bagato!) by Greenjolly beat 18 other contestants in an interactive vote in a qualifying final in Kiev.

It became an instant hit with many Ukrainians who rallied against last November’s rigged presidential poll.

Ukraine will host Eurovision 2005 in May as it won the contest last year.

The country’s winning entry at the show in Turkey was Wild Dances by Ruslana.

‘Now or never!’

The chants by the thousands of people who took to the streets of Kiev in November and December echoed the famous revolutionary slogan of El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido! (The people, united, will never be defeated!)

Razom nas bagato! was written by the Greenjolly duo in the early days of those mass protests that eventually brought West-leaning President Viktor Yushchenko to power.

“No to falsifications!… No to lies! Yushchenko – yes! Yushchenko – yes! This is our president – yes, yes!” their song says.

“We aren’t cattle!… We are Ukraine’s daughters and sons! Now or never! Enough with the wait! Together we are many! We cannot be defeated,” it says.

Greenjolly won the right to represent Ukraine in a telephone and SMS vote during Sunday’s final shown live on UT1 television channel.

However, some local music experts have criticised the viewers’ choice, saying the Eurovision is not a contest for political songs.

Feb 27th, 2005

Eurovision News Review:

* BBC NEWS | UK | Model Jordan announces pregnancy
* Gerard James Borg in Norwegian Eurovision finals
* On song with bid for Eurovision
* Pete Fagan voted off You’re a Star
* Glamour Girl In Song Debut
* Jordan Loves Dirty Chat
* Constantinos re-releases album
* Lithuania: Wild card for Reda Striskaite
* Parthenon Offers Up Ukraine Doc
* Goodbye Mr World Statesman. Hello Mr Bloke and a briefcase
* And the winner of Most Forgettable Song is . . .
* BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Growing up with a girl’s name
* Second change to Romanian line-up

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Feb 21st, 2005

Eurovision News Review:

* The best man won’t always win, especially when he goes first
* Eurovision: it’s all about singing last
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at | your daily Eurovision…
* interview with Aline Lahoud
* Lithuania: Ergo Fine and NEO to final
* Cory’s comfort hits right note
* When the devil is in the details | Business | The Observer
* Henry Girls First in You’re a Star Poll
* Abba will never be re-Björn
* The Maker: David Kram
* A life through music Who says power corrupts?
* King of Norway
* Serbia & Montenegro: Draw held today

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Feb 18th, 2005

Eurovision News Review:

* Ukraine to Ease Visas for Eurovision
* Maltasong for Europe Festival: All set for this weekend!
* Changes in Spanish participants list
* Russia: Last three finalists selected
* LEGAL ALIEN: The National Movement Trifon Zarezan – Life&Leisure…
* Star by their side: Tom and his brother Jim with England and Mancheste…
* The Local – Royal couple thank Thailand

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Feb 15th, 2005

Eurovision News Review:

* Dutch ‘Whitney Houston’ heads to Eurovision
* Yushchenko appointed new staff of Organizational Committee “Eurov…
* Kdam-Eurovision official website launched
* The McCauls Top You’re a Star Poll
* Swedish Record Label interested in Maltese Duo
* Serbia & Montenegro: 48 songs in the running
* Super troupers reunite for Abba musical
* Bloomberg News
* Interview: Etgar Keret | Review | The Observer
* KLS light & sound Purchases Soundcraft Series Five Console

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