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Eurovision News Review:

* Ukraine drops visas for Eurovision
* Culture & Lifestyle | 13.04.2005 Pop Producer Plays Rough
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at | your daily Eurovision…
* Norway: MGP jr. 2005 finalists announced
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
* Gotland’s got it! – Europe –
* Top Israeli songwriter Manor dies
* Historic town of Ayr celebrates 800th birthday as Royal Burgh
* Hawn Ahna!
* The Local – Ice cream giant slammed for “racist” ads

Ukraine drops visas for
Ukraine has dropped visa requirements for visitors from Britain and other European Union countries for the period between May 1 and September 1. It is hoped that this will boost tourist numbers and make it easier for those wanting to visit the country as it prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest. The move has been welcomed by specialist operators to the former Soviet Republic, who predict that Ukraine could become a popular destination for those seeking more adventurous holidays. “Until now, getting visas for Ukraine has been both costly – averaging about £50-£60 a go – and time-consuming, taking up to 14 working days,” said Neil Taylor, director of east Europe specialists Regent Holidays. “People wanting to explore the former Communist bloc have, not surprisingly, gone for easier options, such as Budapest or Krakow. Now they might look further afield.

Culture & Lifestyle | 13.04.2005 Pop Producer Plays RoughDeutsche Welle

This week saw Germany’s pop industry shaken by the biggest shock revelation since Milli Vanilli famously admitted in 1990 that it wasn’t their own voices gracing their best-selling records. In the latest showbiz shenanigans, it seems maverick producer David Brandes allegedly mass-bought records by artists signed to his label Bros Music, including Gracia, Vanilla Ninja and Virus Incorpororated, to help secure their singles a place in the charts. Eurovision euphoria

As Germany’s entry in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Kiev on May 21, Gracia must be quaking in her six-inch heels. But the 22-year-old has already proved her talent not only for singing but for making the most of a bad lot when she defied the jury on Germany’s version of Pop Idol and carved herself a profitable career as a pop star despite being voted off the show in a spectacular TV debacle.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at | your daily Eurovision…
A joint party will be held at the EuroClub in Kyiv. Following last year’s successful ‘poolparty’ in Istanbul, the Nordic countries have decided to organise a party together once again. Surprisingly, Ireland will be joining the Northern Europeans in their party efforts. The representatives from Iceland (Selma), Denmark (Jakob Sveistrup), Finland (Geir R?nning), Norway (Wig Wam), Sweden (Martin Stenmarck) and Ireland (Donna & Joseph McCaul) will be singing unplugged versions of their entries, giving press and fans a unique chance to hear their favourites in a different way before the competition really begins.

Norway: MGP jr. 2005 finalists
2005 finalists announced Norwegian broadcaster NRK has revealed the finalists for the 2005 Norwegian Junior Eurovision Song Contest selections. Ten songs will take part in MGP jr. 2005 on 28th May, bidding for representing Norway at the 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Hasselt, Belgium. These are the ten finalists of MGP jr. 2005:

? Lil’ P – Hiphop selvbiografi
Age: 12 | From F?rresfjorden

? New Justice – Skola e en slom
Members: Torstein, Magnus, Kenneth, Trym, Martin & Jonas | From: Hommelvik

? Karoline – St?r i regnet
Age: 14 | From: Skoppum

? Silje – Mobba
Age: 15 | From Holmlia

? Rikke & Malin – Det e teit
Members: Rikke (11) Malin (12) | From: Sortland

? Friends – Sammen
Members: Adrian (12) Emma (12) Rikke (11) | From: Levanger

? 4 You – Dans, data & dumpe
Members: Silje (12) Lusie (12) Kristin (12) Gina (12) | From: Skjetten

? Charlie – Kjendiser
Age: 10 | From: Siggerud

? Malin – Sommer og skolefri
Age: 9 | From: Trondheim

? Maskerte Barn – Bygda mi
Members: Christian (15) Andr? (14) | From: Spikkestad

The selection of the Norwegian Junior Eurovision Song Contest representative is scheduled for Saturday 28th May.

Harry Potter and the Deathly
Other guests on this special programme will be veteran T. V director Paul Galea and his student cameraperson Marisa Tabone. Peter Dacoutros, Siesta’s in-house chef will be doing his very own special bread – check out the website.

Gotland’s got it! – Europe –The Age
It’s not very Swedish either because Sweden is anything butmedieval. When I think of Sweden, I think in cliches, of course,with everything super-modern and slickly designed, a giant Ikeastore where everything is named after someone. You have ABBA,Volvo, tennis stars, Ingmar Bergman, elks, Pippi Longstocking,Eurovision, amazing maternity leave, Swedish massage, ombudsman,smorgasbord, Ericsson, the Swedish chef on The Muppets, pickledherrings and, of course, Ikea. There is nothing like a cliche but after a few days in Sweden Iwas being driven along in a Volvo, with Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny andAnafrid doing Dancing Queen on the tape deck. Daggy andwonderful. You might also add to the list of Swedish cliches the Vikingsbut weren’t they Norwegian? Well Norway was, in fact, part ofSweden until 1905, so it doesn’t really matter; but for the recordthere were Swedish, Norwegian and Danish Vikings, none of whom plythe Baltic Sea today. There’s something much more interesting inthat sea and that is the island of Gotland.

Top Israeli songwriter Manor diesBBC News
“One of the greatest creators of modern Hebrew culture has gone,” said Education Minister Limor Livnat in a statement. “Today is a day of mourning for the entire Israeli people. ”

Manor also co-wrote the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest winner A-Ba-Ni-Bi, performed by Ishar Cohen and the Alphabeta. He recently told an interviewer that the only way he could express emotions was through songwriting. He said: “I experienced much anxiety in my life and my way of dealing with it is to write. Once I was ashamed of it, not any more. ”

Manor is survived by his wife, three children and grandchildren.

Historic town of Ayr celebrates 800th birthday as Royal – (press release)
Tickets are expected to sell briskly. This Saturday evening event at Ayr Town Hall involves something for everyone and is suitable for families. Artists booked are Ayr based ceilidh dance band Coila; four piece celtic group Back of the Moon, with award winning fiddler Gillian Frame from Arran; singer Andrew Merry from Ayr, runner-up in the 2004 British Junior Eurovision Song Contest; Ayr Pipe Band; Ayr Music festival winners Robyn and Sean Gray from Coylton; Mauchline-based entertainer Jim McPheator; and the Carrick 800 historical re-enactment group from Girvan. “It really is Ayr’s big party night,” said Dave Dewar of Cultural Connections. “It’s not every day that the town is 800 years old!”

Both Ayr 800, the organisers of a year-long calendar of events to celebrate Ayr’s 800th birthday and the Burns An’ A’ That festival are supporting the event, and will be represented on the evening. Also in attendance will be representatives from Visit Scotland, South Ayrshire Council, journalists from home and abroad and some celebrities who have links with Ayr. “It’s shaping up to be a great night,” said Dave.

Hawn Ahna!
As usual during our programme we have the Animal Loving and Care feature with Rose Galea. We will be meeting again Mary Micallef during our Interior decoration feature sponsored by Joinwell and Lisianne Seychell gives us some very useful ideas for make-up in our beauty feature. This week’s music clip is the song representing The Netherlands in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The name of the song is My Impossible Dream and performed by Glennis Grace. All those interested in competing can either contact DeeMedia. tv on telephone number 21243484 or send an email on hawnahna@deemedia. tv One may also apply through our website www.

The Local – Ice cream giant slammed for “racist” adsThe Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlNational–>.

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