GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant
 


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Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision singer shuns quit call
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Win Big – Win with OGAE MALTA & Eurovision Radio
* Wogan’s World | St Opinion | Opinion | Telegraph
* GreenJolly virtually meets George W. Bush
* Vanilla Ninja – Estonian girl group sets sights on world domination
* LARA FABIAN
* Quotes of the day
* Win vouchers to spend in any Tesco store
* Today in the press
* Top of the pops
* Animal rights activists invade Council demanding puppy farm be closed

Eurovision singer shuns quit callBBC News
Gracia’s producer David Brandes has admitted buying up 2,000 copies of her single to ensure it would be in contention for Eurovision selection. Other German singers have complained it was unfair that she was selected because of inflated singles sales. “I haven’t done anything wrong,” said 22-year-old Gracia. Gracia was a contestant on German Idol two years ago but failed to capitalise on her exposure, fading after just one single.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
The most important thing for us on the stage is singing. Can you mention some important milestones in your career so far?
When we still were children and we were working together with (famous Latvian music maestro) Raimonds Pauls we used to travel a lot around Europe, the United States of America and in the former Soviet Union. But now it seems that our biggest event is the Eurovision Song Contest and the release of our first album. What kind of music do you like??
We both like listening to rock music, Karlis for example likes Ozzy Osbourne a lot… We are six members in the group, three girls and three boys. Karlis (Kazha) is 18, Walters is 17 and others are under 16 years old. That’s why we both only are taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Since you like to play the guitars together, do you also play other songs than those Martins writes for you? Do you also write songs yourselves?
Sometimes we do but we haven’t released anything of ourselves yet. We have played some cover versions, for example ABBA, but all our material we sing as members of Putnu Balle comes from Martins. The music we sing in Chicken Run is quite close to our Eurovision Song Contest entry. What will happen to Putnu Balle now that Walters and Kazha are participating in the Eurovision Song Contest?
Putnu Balle is a Latvian group but Walters and Kazha could tour Europe.

Win Big – Win with OGAE MALTA & Eurovision Radiodi-ve.com
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Competition prizes include cd-singles, calendars, posters, t-shirts, caps, postcards and press-packs from various artists taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Singers from Greece, Cyprus, Belarus and Norway from the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest are giving away loads of prizes to the Maltese Eurovision fans, frequent visitors of OGAE Malta’s official website and listeners of the radio show, Eurovision Radio. Winning these prizes is very easy… net

Competition prizes include cd-singles, calendars, posters, t-shirts, caps, postcards and press-packs from various artists taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Singers from Greece, Cyprus, Belarus and Norway from the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest are giving away loads of prizes to the Maltese Eurovision fans, frequent visitors of OGAE Malta’s official website and listeners of the radio show, Eurovision Radio. Winning these prizes is very easy.

Wogan’s World | St Opinion | Opinion | TelegraphTelegraph.co.uk
The little country restaurant in which I shared lunch with about 100 French men, women, children and babies (£21 for a delicious five courses) was full of bonhomie and chatter… not one word of which, as far as I could gather, was about that day’s referendum. The cities said “Oui”, but the rural French had made up their minds months ago: “Non” was their answer to “Anglo-Saxon liberalisme”. The “liberal” Dutch have just voted the same way for exactly the same reason, although the anti-constitutional feeling in Holland may have been exacerbated by the country’s failure to qualify for the final at the Eurovision Song Contest, the blame for which was squarely laid by the Dutch at the voting of the new applicants for EU membership. Some things a proud people don’t forget. You and a million starlets, Dave, but it’s never going to happen on a football field.

GreenJolly virtually meets George W. Bushesctoday.com
Bush The Ukrainian representatives of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have visited Riga (Latvia) today. During this one-day visit, GreenJolly presented the international verson of their entry, Together we are
many. GreenJolly’s day in Riga started at 8:00 with the live broadcasting of their interview for the breakfast show RITS. With interviews for a youth programme and for the Russian breakfast programme the guys continued their promotion programme… With interviews for a youth programme and for the Russian breakfast programme the guys continued their promotion programme. Several internet media interviewed the Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest representatives. “We believe that every person should be active! Don’t be indifferent! If you witness injustice – don’t stand by! Don’t think that environmental and human trafficking problems do not concern you! Don’t be silent – protest! That is how we can make positive changes in our life. Be active and change your life for better. Do it together with us! That’s what we sing about”, the singers said. “We are very excited to bring our tour around Europe to Latvia as a symbol of the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine.

Vanilla Ninja – Estonian girl group sets sights on world dominationBaltic Times
In the two years since Vanilla Ninja debuted before its first big audience, the four-piece girl-group has gone places no other Estonian musician, except perhaps Arvo Part, has been before. They recently released “Blue Tattoo,” their second full length international album and the follow up to “Traces of Sadness,” the German-produced debut that made them idols to adolescent females across Europe and piqued enough global interest to secure the girls a Japanese TV appearance, which, along with their fashionable persona, landed “Traces of Sadness” in the Japanese Top 20. “We all fell in love with Japan. This place is just so different from Europe and we have never met so many nice and polite people as we met in Japan,” wrote Piret Jarvis, the 21-year-old singer, guitarist, and spokesperson for Vanilla Ninja in an e-mail to The Baltic Times.

LARA FABIANRFI
This annual contest is aimed at providing a springboard for up-and-coming singers and musicians – and it certainly proved to be a launchpad for Ms. Fabian! The talented youngster wiped the board at the “Tremplin” contest in 86, winning three of the top awards. Two years later Lara would impress the judges at the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in fourth place with her song “Croire”. While Lara was not the overall winner at the 1988 edition of Eurovision, her single sales certainly profited from her performance. Indeed, European sales of “Croire” soon soared to almost 600,000. FelixBut in spite of Lara’s growing popularity on the European music scene, the young singer would soon choose to leave Europe behind. Lara decided to settle in Montreal in 1991, after falling in love with Quebec on a promotional tour for her single “Je sais”… Fabian! The talented youngster wiped the board at the “Tremplin” contest in 86, winning three of the top awards. Two years later Lara would impress the judges at the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in fourth place with her song “Croire”. While Lara was not the overall winner at the 1988 edition of Eurovision, her single sales certainly profited from her performance. Indeed, European sales of “Croire” soon soared to almost 600,000. FelixBut in spite of Lara’s growing popularity on the European music scene, the young singer would soon choose to leave Europe behind. Lara decided to settle in Montreal in 1991, after falling in love with Quebec on a promotional tour for her single “Je sais”. (In moving to Canada Lara would set out on a reverse trip to her Sicilian grandfather, who was born in New York but ended up moving back to Europe in later life).

Quotes of the dayTelegraph.co.uk
I am having some difficulty living down the fact that I was born in Cornwall,” Stanley Johnson, father of Boris, and Tory candidate for Teignbridge answering reporters’ questions on immigration. “I don’t think Tony Blair would be a very plausible used car salesman,” Mr Kennedy when pressed by reporters as to whether he would trust Mr Blair. “No one can see past a Labour victory but their odds are so prohibitive that punters can’t be bothered to bet. We are seeing more interest in the Eurovision Song Contest,” bookmaker Coral on election betting.

Win vouchers to spend in any Tesco storeNew Statesman
DAVID SILVERMANThe perfect white of the tramlines; the sanctity of holding hands; the deep, abiding belief in the power of worship; the importance of using a safety razor daily; the redemptive power of Eurovision; the perfection of Emily Bront?; the in corpore sanophilosophy in which I?ve always believed – all these have been stripped away in an instant. Tennis is tedious; sex is sensational; the Ghost?s unholy; beards (untrimmed) are natural; jingle-pap makes me vomit; “Wuthering Depths”, more like; and sweat-stains are better than soap-scent, any day. So, yes, I?ve changed. Listen, guys, this is all down to God – although I can?t say that any more – so it?s all down to Elvis.

Today in the pressrte.ie
The figures are revealed in the latest set of accounts for Abhann Productions, the principal holding company for the Riverdance activities and cover the year to June 30, 2002. In 2001 the pair were paid ?12m. Riverdance, in its 11th year, has proved a runaway success since it began as the interval act at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Worldwide audiences have exceeded ?20m and its popularity has not waned, selling out on its return to Dublin for the 10th anniversary last year. Advertisement
***Consumer slowdown ‘will cost UK half a million jobs’ – Half a million British jobs will be lost over the next three years because of a ‘dramatic decline’ in consumer spending, a leading investment bank warned yesterday reports the London Independent. A major slowdown would be triggered by falling house prices, higher interest rates, rising unemployment and excessive debt levels, ABN Amro said. Its warning came as further downbeat economic news yesterday all but eliminated the chances of a rise in interest rates next week.

Top of the popsPakistan Dawn
The first to become popular in the country was Abba, which was an acronym of the band members? first names ? Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. This writer first heard the band in 1974 when my brother sent me a 45rpm from Germany containing Waterloo on the side one and Watch Out on the other side. The quartet had submitted Waterloo in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, becoming the first Swedish act to win it. They had missed winning a year earlier when they submitted Ring Ring, which proved extremely popular with audiences, but was placed third in the judges? ballots. The year 1975 saw the release of SOS, a smash not only in Britain, Germany, Spain and the Benelux nations, but also in the US. There was no looking back for Abba as one hit followed another, including Mamma Mia, Fernando, Dancing Queen and Money, Money (not to be confused with The O?Jays? song of the same name). In Pakistan, Abba?s popularity with the release of each new single grew more and more.

Animal rights activists invade Council demanding puppy farm be closedabc.net.au
Hear the activists as they attempt to break into the Mayor’s office, what they’re demanding and the Council’s response. On Thursday, April 29 activists from Animal Liberation Victoria rang local media in Ballarat and announced they were going to storm the offices of the City of Ballarat in an effort to have their demands met. The issue stems from investigations of the Eurovision puppy farm in Learmonth, and accusations of negligence and cruelty to the animals being bred and housed there. Heading the campaign has been local activist Deborah Tranter, who was meeting with Ballarat Mayor David Vendy and Council Chief Executive Richard Hancock, when the group of 18 people ascended stairs in the Town Hall with the intention of finding Mayor Vendy’s office. After being foiled by a locked door, the activists returned to the ground floor, to be met by Mayor Vendy alongside Deborah Tranter. Asked if she was happy with her discussions with the Mayor, she replied:”I’m not happy they’re not going to instigate a prosecution straight away, but I’m happy to give them 24 hours and come back at 12 o’clock and see what’s going to happen then. “Did she think the puppy farm in question was entitled to due process and to wait until the Veterinarian Board’s report into the matter?”Absolutely not.

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