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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

BBC NEWS | UK | Model Jordan announces pregnancyBBC News
The 26-year-old, whose real name is Katie Price, is expecting a child with her singer fianc? Peter Andre. The pair told the Sun that they are “ecstatic” but had delayed announcing the pregnancy until a medical check-up confirmed the child was healthy. Jordan, who is bidding to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, has a two-year-old son, who was born blind, with footballer Dwight Yorke. The boy, called Harvey, was born with a condition called optic nerve hypoplasia. The couple told the paper: “We apologise for not confirming this information earlier, but we have been awaiting the all-clear from a scan. “This was of particular importance due to the health complications with baby Harvey. ”

The couple are due to marry in September… Get Me Out of Here!

Jordan is one of five acts vying for the Eurovision honour, alongside previous contestant Gina G and TV talent show hopefuls Javine and Andy Scott Lee. The winning act will be chosen by the public in the BBC One show Making Your Mind Up on 5 March. The Eurovision final in Kiev, Ukraine, is due to take place on 21 May – when Jordan will be eight months pregnant.

Gerard James Borg in Norwegian Eurovision finalsdi-ve.com
Off Again), has themed up with Norwegian composer Arve Furset, to write a song for the Norwegian finals for the Eurovision Song Contest — Melodi Grand Prix. This year, Norway opted out of an open contest, and instead NRK invited songwriters, composers and artists to take part.

On song with bid for EurovisionEdinburgh Evening News
So I do enjoy my private life here,” she says in her native language, smiling as Nadia her translator conveys her words seconds later. A one-time Miss Byelorussia and Miss Russia 2002, Agurbash is now best known in the former Soviet republic as a singer and actress. Last month, much to the delight of her thousands of fans, she was chosen to represent Belarus in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in Kiev this May. And it’s the long-running competition – which in the past has seen Cliff Richard, Lulu, Celine Dion and, of course, Abba take part – which has brought Agurbash to the UK. In London to record her entry, a rock ballad called Boys & Girls, at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Agurbash is speaking ahead of giving Edinburgh Eurovision fans a sneak preview of the Belarus entry tonight at the Roxy Art House, where, for her first Scottish appearance, she will perform a short set including the song she hopes will win in May. “I came to the UK to make a recording of the song that I will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Abbey Road Studios and was invited by the Belarus Embassy to visit Scotland. “I accepted with pleasure as I have never been to Scotland before.

Pete Fagan voted off You’re a Starrte.ie – RTE.ie
Bother-and-sister act, Joseph and Donna McCaul from Athlone, topped the poll with the most votes. The two other acts to make it through to the next stage were the two remaining bands, Jade and the Henry Girls. This week each act performed two songs: one from the movies and one from Eurovision competitions from the past. The eventual winner will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. The host of the show for the last three years, Ray D’Arcy, will be taking part in a live webchat at.

Glamour Girl In Song DebutSky News
The glamour girl turned singer plans to showcase her act on Top Of The Pops this Friday. getElementById(obj); if (el.

Jordan Loves Dirty ChatSky News
and says all men should try it to spice up their love life. The Eurovision hopeful said: “It should start off slowly with a simple but naughty compliment like, ‘You’re so f***ing sexy. ‘ “Then you can really get going with something ruder. You’d be surprised by the amount of women who really get turned on by weird stuff. ” But amateurs beware – Jordan warns there’s a skill to talking dirty. “I’ve been with guys in the past who have used dirty talk to try and compensate for the fact they’re useless in bed,” she revealed.

Constantinos re-releases albumesctoday.com
The album for which he was awarded a gold record last month now includes his Eurovision Song Contest entry Ela ela and three bonus tracks. As we reported yesterday, the Cypriot song will be presented by “Constantinos featuring Elena Patroklou” in Kiev. Since Idiotiki parastasi was a very successful album for Constantinos Christoforou, the album has been re-released and now includes the 13 original tracks of the album completed with his Eurovision entry and three surprises. Unfortunately for the Eurovision Song Contest fans, the three other songs Constantinos performed in the Cypriot final have not been included in the album. These are the three bonus tracks:
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Lithuania: Wild card for Reda Striskaiteesctoday.com
Pusbroliai Aliukai & Sesute – My pretty
20. Alanas Chosnau – Light up the world

LRT has given a wild card to Reda Striskaite. With the song Now you know she finished last in the last semifinal but nevertheless the Eurovision committee at LRT found her song the most professional amongst the entries not selected that were left. Favourites for the Lithuanian final are Ergo Fine. For their song Bona sera they received 3547 votes in the last semfinal, almost 1500 votes more than any other act scored in the Lithuanian selections. The Lithuanian final takes place on Saturday 26th February and starts at 18:30 CET. The final will be broadcast on the internet.

Parthenon Offers Up Ukraine DocWorld Screen News
Ukraine Wild is hosted by Ruslana, the winner of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, who takes viewers on a guided tour of the country. The special will be interspersed with segments of Ruslana’s award-winning song. "This documentary will make a perfect companion piece to any broadcasters schedule for the [Eurovision] contest” said Carl Hall, the managing director of Parthenon Entertainment. Hall added that the film takes “the viewer on a stunning tour of the Ukraine, which, after Russia, is the largest country in Europe. "

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Goodbye Mr World Statesman. Hello Mr Bloke and a briefcaseSunday Times – The Sunday Times
He said that there were simultaneous announcements going on in Edinburgh (Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling), Cardiff (Peter Hain) and Belfast (John Spellar). Incredible list, isn’t it? Like the Oscars, but without the dresses. This was minimum wage at its most glamorous, and surely Labour should have had the whole thing televised with Eurovision-style presenters. “Hello, Edinburgh!” they would cry, and “Back to you in London, Tony!” Sadly, though, back in reality, Tony had not changed his tune. He was still talking about the minimum wage and, after him, came Patricia (surely Patsy for Eurovision purposes) and Adair. He told us quite a lot about the macro-data and something called the equal treatment directive. There must be a pop lyric in there somewhere.

And the winner of Most Forgettable Song is . . .Telegraph.co.uk
Ever since Martin Scorcese cut the Ronettes ‘Be My Baby’ into the opening scene of Mean Streets in 1973, movies have been jumping to a continual soundtrack of hits. Unfortunately, The Academy’s stipulation that the award go to a specially commissioned piece effectively rules out the vast majority of popular songs used in modern films. And so we are left with the present farrago, a high profile award for a song that nobody knows or cares about and that will, in all likelihood, be forgotten by this time next year. It could give the Eurovision Song Contest a good name.

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Growing up with a girl’s nameBBC News
Lynsey de Paul was big at the time, doing her piano thing. School can be cruel at the best of times – if you’re too tall or too short or have got a big nose, there’s always someone ready to take the mickey. But in those days if you happened to share a name with the woman who gave the world Rock Bottom and thus took the UK to second place in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest, you knew about it.

Second change to Romanian line-upesctoday.com
The latest victim is Alexandra Ungureanu whose song Your love has been replaced by the song You’re right, to be performed by Shake. These are the 12 Romanian finalists:

1. Loredana Groza – Le le
2. Nico & Mihai Traistariu – All the time
3. Luminita Anghel & Sistem – Let me try
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