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* 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

Dutch ‘Whitney Houston’ heads to EurovisionExpatica
“Many people said to me that I should not take part [in the contest], because it could damage my career. But I believe in this number,” she said. The Netherlands has missed out on success at the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years, but Grace is confident that she can restore some lost pride. The preliminary rounds will start on 19 May and the final will be held two days later. [Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news.

Yushchenko appointed new staff of Organizational Committee “Eurov…The Forum – ForUm
Ukraine National TV Company is charged with realization of song
competition according to the requirements of the European broadcasting
union. The control after implementation of decree is laid on the State secretary Alexander Zinchenko, "UNIAN" informs. We remind, after last year’s victory in competition "Eurovision-2004" of the Ukrainian singer Ruslana Lijichko,
Ukraine took a title to perform the competition "Eurovision
-2005". Competition will take place in Kiev at the end of May.

Kdam-Eurovision official website
This is the first time that the IBA is launching such a website, and an elaborate one it is: It contains information about the upcoming Kdam-Eurovision contest: stage design, biographies of the 14 entrants, Israel’s history in the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as history of the European contest itself. The site also includes a forum, a trivia game, and an online shop where visitors can purchase Eurovision and Kdam-Eurovision related items. The site is presented only in Hebrew. In the leading up to tomorrow’s Kdam-Eurovision’s draw, IBA’s site now reveals the titles of 13 of the 14 songs in the contest and their lyrics:

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The other acts to make it through to the next stage were the two bands, Jade and the Henry Girls. This week each contestant sang ‘Motown Love’ themed songs in the Mahoney Hall at the Helix in Dublin. The eventual winner will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. One of the regular judges, Dave Fanning, will be taking part in a live webchat at.

Swedish Record Label interested in Maltese
is a record label which promotes its artists on an international platform. It caters mainly for Swedish artists but feeds the international music market with its ever-growing list of artists signed to it. Among the artists already signed with Lionheart Records Int. one can find Carola (winner of Eurovision 91); Nanne Gronvall (3rd at Eurovision 96); Sahlene (3rd at Eurovision ’02); Jill Johnson (Eurovision ’98) and Shirley Clamp (runner up at Melodifestivalen04) amongst other popular Swedish artists. They are also responsible for the issuing of the compilation disk with all entries from Swedish national final – Melodifestivalen – for the selection of their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Interest by Lionheart Records Int. in local artists Charlene & Natasha increased when a few weeks ago it was announced by Maltasong that the girls have secured their place at Malta Song for Europe 2005 with the entry “Love is the reason” – a Swedish-Maltese production penned by one of the songwriters signed with Lionheart Records, Jonas “Salle” Sahlin.

Serbia & Montenegro: 48 songs in the
The draw for Beovizija has been held today, live on RTS 1 during the TV show Nedeljno popodne. Yesterday, the draw for Montevizija took place. Maja Mitrović – Nama treba ljubav

Super troupers reunite for Abba
“So the reaction of the Cirkus audience was “phenomenal”. “They were clapping every song. ” By the encores – Dancing Queen and Waterloo, the song with which they won the Eurovision Song Contest 31 years ago – the black-tie audience of Sweden’s great and good were on their feet, arms aloft, dancing and stamping their feet. Even Agnetha, seeing the show for the first time, was on her feet bopping along. So could there be a reunion? A few years ago, Abba were offered $1 billion to reform but turned it down. Björn insists nothing has happened to change their minds. “People want to remember us as we were – youthful and energetic.

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1, according to the group's Web site. The band's name was anacronym of the initial of the four members' first names. Thegroup, which rose to prominence after winning the Eurovisionsong contest in 1974, broke up at the end of 1982. Sweden's tax authorities claim Ulvaeus' creation of anetwork of companies “has just been a construction to avoidtaxes,'' the BBC quoted Backman as saying. According to Dagens Nyheter, Sweden also wants ABBA starAnni-Frid Reuss-Lyngstad to pay 12 million kronor in undeclaredtaxes. Reuss-Lyngstad, who lives in Switzerland, doesn't have topay personal income tax in Sweden, though income derived fromher record company in Panama is taxable in the Nordic country,according to the tax authorities, the newspaper reported. Hootenays, Chess Ulvaeus and fellow ABBA star Benny Anderson started writingsongs together in 1966, when Ulvaeus was a member of folk musicgroup the Hootenays, according to ABBA's Web site.

Interview: Etgar Keret | Review | The ObserverThe Observer
We are a country that is, on the one hand, so conservative we don’t allow public transport on the Sabbath and on the other so open that we send a transvestite to the Eurovision Song Contest. ‘This national schizophrenia drives The Nimrod Flip-Out, a collection of 32 short, short stories that perfectly captures the craziness of life in Israel today. Rarely extending beyond three or four pages, they fuse the banal with the surreal, shot through with a dark, tragicomic sensibility and casual, comic-strip violence. At a beachside restaurant, the menu features fish that can talk and would do so, too, if only they could shake off their depression. Girlfriends guard strange secrets, running filling stations in the back garden or sprouting hairy chests and becoming beer-swilling, skirt-chasing men at sundown.

KLS light & sound Purchases Soundcraft Series Five ConsoleMIX
? McCoy Tyner, Nigeria?s Femi Kuti and Positive Force, and Brazil?s Rosalia Sousa. Within weeks, KLS was using the console for another important festival in Skopje, the Taksirat 6, for an audience of more than 8,000. According to Georgievski, the Series Five was equally at home with the heavy metal and prog rock of German band Kreator and LET 3 from Croatia as it was with the reggae of Bob Marley?s band The Wailers, Turkish Eurovision winners Athena and the electro pop of Darkwood Dub from Serbia and Montenegro. For more information on the Series Five board, visit.

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