GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant
 


Comment: Sue Denham: Modern-day roundhead finds his army has deserted…


Eurovision News Review:

* Live stream semifinal and final on eurovision.tv
* Julie and Ludwig, one year later…
* Nuno Resende for Belgium to Kiev
* Comment: Sue Denham: Modern-day roundhead finds his army has deserted…
* Fake papers can certify you a veteran of Ukraine revolution
* The Olympic Games on cell phones
* Teen Traffic
* A portrait of Van the real man, at last
* Banking on Bula and taking a bath in rubber
* THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS

Live stream semifinal and final on eurovision.tvesctoday.com
Live stream semifinal and final on eurovision. tv Both the semifinal and the final of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be streamed live in DSL and ISDN quality on eurovision. tv, the official Eurovision Song Contest website. In partnership with T-Online, the European Broadcasting Union has made it possible to watch the stream of the two live televised shows on the internet. Both streams will be available during the TV broadcast of the two shows. ? Live broadcast of the semifinal

19th May: 21:00 – approx… 23:15 CET

? Live broadcast of the final

21st May: 21:00 – approx. 00:20 CET

Eurovision. tv is the official Eurovision Song Contest website and partner website of esctoday.

Julie and Ludwig, one year later…esctoday.com
Last year the duo Julie and Ludwig represented Malta in the semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest. With the song On again. off again they qualified Malta for the final in which they finished 12th.

Nuno Resende for Belgium to Kievesctoday.com
In a final presenting the best two songs submitted to RTBF’s Eurovision Song Contest selections, Nuno Resende defeated Tiffany Ciely. As a result the 31-year old singer, born in Portugal, will sing Le grand soir in the semifinal of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. com talked to Nuno Resende… Then came studio jobs with a few unachieved experiences. Then in 1999 the musical La Belle et la B?te and the groupe La Teuf until the end of 2000. La Teuf released 1 album, 3 singles and we participated in the Belgian final for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000. Then I replaced two of the lead singers in the French musical Romeo et Juliette (November 2000 till the end of December 2002).

Comment: Sue Denham: Modern-day roundhead finds his army has deserted…Sunday Times – The Sunday Times
A cautionary tale from Mullingar district court last week. A Rochfortbridge man who stood in the road and flagged down a car thinking it was a taxi, only to find out it was being driven by a garda, was fined €500. Who hasn’t made that mistake after a night out?Thank you for the music — now raise your skirtsSue remembers the good old days when the Eurovision Song Contest was about the singing. Not necessarily good singing, mind you — but now it turns out that even in the days when fogeyish juries awarded the points, the shortness of a skirt or the skimpiness of an outfit influenced the result. Ronan Farrelly, a former member of RTE’s Eurovision judging panel, tells Prudence magazine that they were allowed to give 40% of the vote to the song, 40% to the performance and 20% to the outfit. Before Mickey Harte was sent to Latvia to represent us in 2003, RTE bosses gave strict instructions that his three backing singers were to wear skirts with hem lines no higher than the knee. The outfits followed these rules until Graham Cruz, the stylist sent out with the girls, saw what other acts were wearing… Who hasn’t made that mistake after a night out?Thank you for the music — now raise your skirtsSue remembers the good old days when the Eurovision Song Contest was about the singing. Not necessarily good singing, mind you — but now it turns out that even in the days when fogeyish juries awarded the points, the shortness of a skirt or the skimpiness of an outfit influenced the result. Ronan Farrelly, a former member of RTE’s Eurovision judging panel, tells Prudence magazine that they were allowed to give 40% of the vote to the song, 40% to the performance and 20% to the outfit. Before Mickey Harte was sent to Latvia to represent us in 2003, RTE bosses gave strict instructions that his three backing singers were to wear skirts with hem lines no higher than the knee. The outfits followed these rules until Graham Cruz, the stylist sent out with the girls, saw what other acts were wearing. “I knew I had to do something to sex up the outfits,” he said. “I spent the week cutting out lining, slashing hemlines and generally making the outfits sexier.

Fake papers can certify you a veteran of Ukraine revolutionSeattle Times
“Tent camps have become almost like a springtime decoration,” opposition legislator Taras Chornovil said. The camps may even have become campy. Tourists arriving in Kiev for this month’s Eurovision Song Contest are being invited to stay in “Eurocamp,” which organizers say will offer the sights, sounds — even the smells — of the tent city that swept Yushchenko to the presidency in December after disputed elections. “We are trying to re-create that revolutionary atmosphere for those who only saw it on television and want to experience it themselves, and for those who want to relive it again,” Eurocamp’s spokeswoman Olena Hantsyk-Kaskiv said. Most days the Orange Revolution’s soundtrack of sirens and beating drums still echoes across Kiev’s hilly streets from some of the tent camps. An elderly woman living near the Belarus Embassy complained of the noise. “From a moral point of view, I understand it,” she said, “but enough already.

The Olympic Games on cell phonesHeise Online
The licenses to be issued concern both the rights to live streams and videos on demand. The EBU consists of 74 state and public radio and television institutes in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, with members from 54 countries. The licenses for broadcasts of the Olympic Games to cell phones concern the rights to serve mobile phone users within the Eurovision area, which includes the 54 countries with members in the EBU.

Teen Trafficdi-ve.com
Stefan is the youngest member on board doing missionary work in Albania this summer. We meet Stefan Tanti and discover how his dream to be part of this working group started. Next week’s Teen Traffic will be a special edition dedicated to Eurovision 2005. Those of you who like to participate in our weekly competition can do so by sending an sms on 50615888. Teen Traffic, Sunday’s @ 5pm on Net tv.

A portrait of Van the real man, at lastIrish Independent
It was a four-year deal. ” After the divorce, Morrison had a series of relationships, all of which he kept under wraps as far as the press was concerned, and the next beauty to become his public companion came into his life shortly after he moved to Dublin in the early 90s. Morrison was introduced to former model, Miss Ireland and Eurovision presenter Michelle Rocca at a charity fundraiser in Desmond Guinness’s home, Leixlip Castle. He was immediately drawn to the strikingly attractive brunette and, accustomed to being fawned upon wherever he went in Dublin, he was somewhat charmed by the fact that Michelle actually hadn’t a clue who he was. He would probably have been a little less charmed if he’d learned the fact she actually though he was Val Doonican, a man 17 years his senior. It was only when she’d cheekily demanded he sing her a song to prove he was a musician that his real identity dawned on her. “Are you the guy who sang Brown Eyed Girl? she asked, and then joked, “Do youown the rights to that? Well,I have two brown-eyed daughters, would you give methe rights?” Morrison, usually terminally shy around beautiful women, was entranced by Rocca’s insouciant impudence and the fact she wasn’t totally in awe of him.

Banking on Bula and taking a bath in rubberIrish Independent
I piled in at 20p when David O’Leary took over and now I am really angry that I am represented by players as repugnant as Lee Bowyer. I’d dearly like to show these shares the red card, but who is going to buy them? Here endeth the lesson. Composer, broadcaster and journalist Shay Healy won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland in 1980 with ‘What’s Another Year’, sung by Johnny Logan. Last week, he celebrated the world premier of his exciting new musical ‘The Wiremen’, which is playing at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, for a limited run.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYSIrish Independent
Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby international, is 30. FRIDAY Stevie Wonder, legendary blind musician, is 55. Johnny Logan, twice winner of the Eurovision song contest for Ireland, is 50. Harvey Keitel, actor, is 66. Peter Gabriel, singer and former member of Genesis, is 55. Dennis Rodman, controversial basketball player, is 44. SATURDAY Cate Blanchett, actress, is 36.

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