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We, the people of Eurovision…


Eurovision News Review:

* Javine goes east for Eurovision
* Eurovision dancers have accident in Kiev
* An Orgy Of Inexplicable Pop Music: Eurovision
* We, the people of Eurovision…
* Yes minister, you’re still just as funny
* Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007 | News in brief
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Eurosong dancers’ narrow escape
* Our Eurovision hopefuls campaign on HIV/Aids
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Kyiv 2005: Public relations play important role
* Interview with Bobby Ljunggren and Sonja Aldén
* Sandra Kim unburdens herself on Be TV
* EuroCamp opens its tents tonight
* The listening has always been easy in Wogan’s world
* Vanilla Ninja second rehearsal
* Press Review

Javine goes east for EurovisionBBC News
“It would be a bonus to win, but it’s going to be an experience. It’s a singing competition which shouldn’t be taken that seriously,” adds the performer. ‘Visual performance’Eurovision is not only about singing and the music – many past winners have added an eye-catching visual element to their stage performance, such as the skirt-ripping routine of Bucks Fizz in 1981. “Although the songs may be good, it is all about what they do on that stage to carry the whole performance off,” says Javine. “I’ll have dancers who are great – and will be singing too. And it’s going to be a visual performance, because everyone else will be doing that. We’ll have to pull it out of the bag,” she adds.

Eurovision dancers have accident in Kievrte.ie – RTE.ie
The dancers, who are due to perform on stage with Donna and Joseph McCaul at the Eurovision semi-finals this Thursday, were attending a press conference of the Irish Delegation in Kiev when the accident happened. Dancers Donna Bissett and Lindsay Cowap agreed to perform a dance for the assembled crowd at the press conference, climbing onto a table to do their jig. However, the table collapsed, causing both dancers to fall down through it. Neither of the girls reported any injuries after the incident and both said that they were fit and ready to perform in the semi-finals.

An Orgy Of Inexplicable Pop Music: Eurovisionabc.net.au
Can’t remember it?

Er, right, anyway, Eurovision wasn’t always the enormous extravaganza it is today – 50 years ago, seven countries competed in the very first Eurovision song contest, singing two songs each – the only time multiple entries have ever been allowed, which should come as something of a relief considering there are almost 40 countries taking part this year. Millions of people all over the world tune in to this orgy of inexplicable pop music, first to see and hear the songs, and then to witness the judging which comes close to rivalling the Brownlow medal count for the stamina required to last the distance… Can’t remember it?

Er, right, anyway, Eurovision wasn’t always the enormous extravaganza it is today – 50 years ago, seven countries competed in the very first Eurovision song contest, singing two songs each – the only time multiple entries have ever been allowed, which should come as something of a relief considering there are almost 40 countries taking part this year. Millions of people all over the world tune in to this orgy of inexplicable pop music, first to see and hear the songs, and then to witness the judging which comes close to rivalling the Brownlow medal count for the stamina required to last the distance. At the end of it all someone walks away the winner, and chances are they’ll never be heard of again, unless their names form a handy annagram like ‘ABBA’. It’s ridiculous, it’s shocking, and it’s highly entertaining, which might explain why John Kennedy O’Connor has written a book called ‘The Eurovision Song Contest: 50 Years, The Official History’. If you’ve ever wondered who sang ‘Dag Efter Dag’ in 1982 (it was someone from Sweden called ‘Chips’), or wondered how ‘Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley’ fared in 1984 (it came first), then this is the book for you.

We, the people of Eurovision…di-ve.com
The National Television Channel of the Ukraine and CFC Consulting Company, who are official partners of the Eurovision 2005, have decided to hold an art exhibition with the theme “We, the people of Eurovision”. According to Marina Skomorohova the project manager the exhibition symbolizes unity of the peoples of Europe by the power of music. Every participating country has been asked to take to Kyiv one art piece and one photo representing the citizens of the country. These items will be exhibited at the Sports Palace, official venue of ESC 2005, from the 16th to the 21st of May.

Yes minister, you’re still just as funnyTelegraph.co.uk
Last week, the European Parliament voted to strip Britain of its “opt out” from the working time directive. I wonder who will be flown in to do the nightshift the next time we have a very large stock market flotation? Americans, presumably. Another Euro-myth is that we are the only ones who watch the Eurovision Song Contest in a spirit of irony. Next Saturday in bars across Europe people will be gathering to weep with laughter at this annual celebration of high campery, especially in gay bars. I came to appreciate the mesmerising hold that Eurovision has on gay men at a dinner party not long ago. A female friend asked if she could bring a date. The date turned out to be a handsome actor from a well-known soap opera… Another Euro-myth is that we are the only ones who watch the Eurovision Song Contest in a spirit of irony. Next Saturday in bars across Europe people will be gathering to weep with laughter at this annual celebration of high campery, especially in gay bars. I came to appreciate the mesmerising hold that Eurovision has on gay men at a dinner party not long ago. A female friend asked if she could bring a date. The date turned out to be a handsome actor from a well-known soap opera. Unusually, he in turn had asked if he could bring a friend, a Spanish youth with sculpted cheekbones and an extremely tight fitting T-shirt. That, you might have thought, would have been hint enough – but throughout dinner my female friend stuck to her delusion that her date was straight.

Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007 | News in briefesctoday.com
Ruslana arrived at the EuroClub bar to perform. She will be hosting her Charity concert tomorrow night. Romanian performed on the big stage in the courtyard of the Eurovision Village with pyrotechnics to dazzle the on-looking crowd. The recording of the opening sequence of the Eurovision Song Contest broadcast was made last night using a crane that took a day to build. Shiri Maimon from Israel arrived at the EuroClub nightclub at 1:30, having earlier sung at a special memorial service at Babi Yam for the 100,000 Jews and other groups murdered there in 1942. Glam from Wigwam arrived directly from the Ballet and set about enjoying himself, chatting with fans and making many more new friends and fans. Laura arrived without the lovers, spending time chilling in the restaurant bar with members of the Lithuanian delegation… She will be hosting her Charity concert tomorrow night. Romanian performed on the big stage in the courtyard of the Eurovision Village with pyrotechnics to dazzle the on-looking crowd. The recording of the opening sequence of the Eurovision Song Contest broadcast was made last night using a crane that took a day to build. Shiri Maimon from Israel arrived at the EuroClub nightclub at 1:30, having earlier sung at a special memorial service at Babi Yam for the 100,000 Jews and other groups murdered there in 1942. Glam from Wigwam arrived directly from the Ballet and set about enjoying himself, chatting with fans and making many more new friends and fans. Laura arrived without the lovers, spending time chilling in the restaurant bar with members of the Lithuanian delegation.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
com News. In the press conference afterwards, Angelica sang songs in English, Belarusian and Greek, praised the Israeli entry and signed autographs for fans (some also known as journalists)! Within minutes of the rehearsal, William Hill had moved Belarus up to 4th favourites to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest final. The second Belarus dress rehearsal was used to show off Angelica?s full costume to check lighting and movement. After the golden cloak is removed, Angelica dazzles in an intricate blue and gold dress designed by top Russian fashion couture designer, Valentin Judashkin. The design is based on the Ekaterina II Collection, bursting with regal delights from eighteenth century Russian royal clothing. Then, in a second costume twist, later in the song this too is dropped, leaving Angelica in a transparent cat-suit, with sewn in Swarovski crystals to preserve her modesty.

Eurosong dancers’ narrow escaperte.ie
17-year-old Donna Bissett and 20-year-old Lindsay Cowap, both from Dublin, were doing a jig on the table when it collapsed. The incident happened around 5. 30pm in Kiev after a news conference by the Irish Delegation. Advertisement
Neither of the girls was hurt in the incident and afterwards said they were fit and ready for the semi-finals on Thursday.

Our Eurovision hopefuls campaign on HIV/AidsIrish Independent
The brother and sister duo will wear awareness campaign T-shirts at the event, in an effort to challenge the isolation and stigma endured by those living with the disease. It is hoped the Red Cross campaign – entitled ‘Pass It On’ – will be as effective as when the late Princess Diana was seen embracing an Aids patient 20 years ago. Along with all the rest of the Eurovision entrants, Donna and Joseph, from Co Westmeath, will wear the T-shirts at various photocalls. They may also wear them in the Green Room as the votes are being counted, but this plan has yet to be finalised… The brother and sister duo will wear awareness campaign T-shirts at the event, in an effort to challenge the isolation and stigma endured by those living with the disease. It is hoped the Red Cross campaign – entitled ‘Pass It On’ – will be as effective as when the late Princess Diana was seen embracing an Aids patient 20 years ago. Along with all the rest of the Eurovision entrants, Donna and Joseph, from Co Westmeath, will wear the T-shirts at various photocalls. They may also wear them in the Green Room as the votes are being counted, but this plan has yet to be finalised. The brightly coloured T-shirts bear such messages as: “Come Closer” “Kiss Kiss” and “Touch Touch”, translated into in a number of languages including English, Spanish, French and Ukrainian. All the T-shirts bear the slogan: “You can’t get contract HIV by touching.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
com News. Kryner covers Ruslana Austrian wild dances in Kyiv On Thursday they will be the first of 25 participants to perform in the semifinal of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. This morning the Austrian representatives rehearsed their act for a second time. At the press conference they performed their very special version of last year’s winning song Wild dances. Watch it now as an esctoday. com video report! Dressed in their national costumes, the Austrian representatives of Global.

Kyiv 2005: Public relations play important roleesctoday.com
com spoke with Vasyl Yablonski, senior project manager of CFC, about the company and its involvement with the Eurovision Song Contest. “CFC was founded five years ago as the Club of Five Continents, emphasising their goal to promote unity between Ukraine and the rest of the world”, Vasyl said. “In 2002 we came up with the idea to bring Ukraine to the Eurovision Song Contest and last year – with help of NTU – we took care of PR and management of Ruslana”. Recently, CFC organised a big investment conference in Frankfurt (Germany) related to Ukraine. When the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Estonia three years ago, the Estonian tourism board noticed a 30% raise in tourism after the contest took place in Tallinn. “I don’t think that the contest will bring significantly more tourists to Ukraine, but I am pretty confident that the contest can help people in Europe to get to know Ukraine better as a beautiful country in development”, Vasyl explained. “Ukraine is not entirely ready for large amounts of tourists, but Kyiv has a lot to offer, just like other big European cities like London and Paris… “In 2002 we came up with the idea to bring Ukraine to the Eurovision Song Contest and last year – with help of NTU – we took care of PR and management of Ruslana”. Recently, CFC organised a big investment conference in Frankfurt (Germany) related to Ukraine. When the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Estonia three years ago, the Estonian tourism board noticed a 30% raise in tourism after the contest took place in Tallinn. “I don’t think that the contest will bring significantly more tourists to Ukraine, but I am pretty confident that the contest can help people in Europe to get to know Ukraine better as a beautiful country in development”, Vasyl explained. “Ukraine is not entirely ready for large amounts of tourists, but Kyiv has a lot to offer, just like other big European cities like London and Paris. More and more good hotels are opening their doors, which encourages competition. This will most likely lower the prices of the luxury hotels”.

Interview with Bobby Ljunggren and Sonja Aldénesctoday.com
She is more popular now there than ever before, after being in the music industry for 20 years. Shirley Clamp is just 5000 short of going gold with her new album Lever mina dr?mmar and her single Att alska dig is only 1500 short now. For three years now, we have focussed on the Eurovision Song Contest and Melodifestivalen, and they have been three very good years. We already started writing for next year in March, although after three years, Shirley [Clamp] may take a break from the competition. Sonja Ald?n will hopefully be there in her own right though, she was singing on stage with Shirley this year and of course is doing the backing vocals in Kyiv for Lithuania. And how are the international expansion plans coming along?

Very well. Ann Winsborn is still very successful in Poland, and will be releasing her new single in the Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic states too… We are talking with Warner in the UK too. How do you feel about the 2005 event?

I?m happy being here again, it is good that the Contest is growing. It?s an honour to win for another country and to go not just for the competition but also to see the host country and the culture. Of course I want to win, it is a competition after all. I will win this competition one day, it?s just that no-one knows when!

Who?s going to win?

I?ve not heard all the songs yet.

Sandra Kim unburdens herself on Be TVesctoday.com
I was 13 and a half, I lived a peaceful life. Of course I loved singing, but I didn’t imagine to make my profession of it. When I was selected to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest, I didn’t understand what was happening to me. It was an enormous pleasure for my parents and many people around me, but not for me. Of course my target was to win. But I was only thinking about my future. I would return to school, see my best friend and family back… It was like people wanted to take revenge, two or three years later when it went less good: Now it’s over for you, it’s your end. ”

Robbed by her producer
“The contract signed by my parents stated that I couldn’t touch one franc of what I earned with my records. After my Eurovision Song Contest victory more than a million copies of J’aime la vie have been sold, of which 360. In total and for all of this, my producer gave me 5. Moreover he earned 50% on my contracts while normally it is between 10 and 15% only.

EuroCamp opens its tents tonightesctoday.com
Located on Trukhaniv Island in Kyiv, the international city has room for 5 thousand inhabitants and will be in operation until 23rd May 2005. The official opening of EuroCamp will start at 18:00 with Ruslana’s performance. The winner of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest will hoist the flag above the tent city. Also performing during the big tree-hour concert at EuroCamp will be Greenjolly, this year’s Ukrainian participants, Katya Chilli, Mariya Burmaka, the bands Ocheretyanyi kit, Hutsul Kalipso and other famous Ukrainians. At 21:00 there will be a fireworks display for the tent camp guests and a disco with participation of several popular Ukrainian DJs at the Eurovision Night Party. During the whole period when the EuroCamp will be open, there will be more than 200 performers on its stage. In addition, the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast… At 21:00 there will be a fireworks display for the tent camp guests and a disco with participation of several popular Ukrainian DJs at the Eurovision Night Party. During the whole period when the EuroCamp will be open, there will be more than 200 performers on its stage. In addition, the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast. Different festivals, contests, sport competitions, excursions, master-classes and every night disco parties will be going on for the guests of the camp.

The listening has always been easy in Wogan’s worldIrish Independent
He makes jokes, but they’re at no one’s expense but his own. He takes the piss,but without diminishing himself or the subjects ofhis piss-taking. Look at the way he gently nudges the Eurovision along, sending it up while still clearly loving it, making a laughing stock of it without upsetting its legions of fans. The irresistibility of Wogan’s attitude to life is summed up by the fact that next Saturday, many Irish people would rather listen to Wogan’s commentary on BBC1 rather than watching the Eurovision on RTE. This is akin to Irish people watching an Irish soccer match on BBC. Wogan’s relative innocence in a world gone mad on cynicism is perfectly evidenced in his choice of music. When those eight million people Wake Up to Wogan from 7… Wogan is the king of chat. The mellifluous sing-song voice is just Irish enough to be charming and while that voice could arguably say anything and make it sound good, Wogan is also quite witty in a casual, effortless, kind of way. Predicting that a Baltic country would win the Eurovision again next week, he casually throws away a great line like: “We won the cold war but we lost the Eurovision. ” ABOVE all we love Terry because he’s a survivor. His has been a career of ups and downs. On the one hand he was the only man in the world who could make something like Blankety Blank work. On the other hand, he did multiple night chat-show when Graham Norton was just a little princess, and it didn’t work out.

Vanilla Ninja second rehearsalesctoday.com
since when there are some good lyrics in eurovision contest???
last year they won with tsikibriki and shallalalaa. sanomi had no lyrics. they hadn't no meaning.

Press Reviewdi-ve.com
The Malta Independent reported that following Saturday’s press conference which dealt with the health sector, yesterday Labour leader Alfred Sant promised more careful probing into what he called the sector’s gross mismanagement. L-Orizzont quoted Labour leader Alfred Sant as saying that Malta deserves better than what is being offered by the Prime Minister and his government. In-Nazzjon said that Malta’s singer Chiara is in Kiev to take part in the 50th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. On the same subject, the Malta Independent said that Chiara is determined to give it her all as she works her way towards clinching what was ?taken away’ from her in Birmingham in 1998.

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