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Eurovision News Review:

* Politics and Kitsch Mix at Eurovision
* Eurovision victory for Greeks
* Ireland knocked out of Eurovision final
* How was Eurovision for you?
* Abba sang ‘best’ Eurovision song
* Ex-Eurovision star warns Javine
* WHAT’S THE POINT OF EUROVISION ANYWAY?
* One falling star too many for Eurovision entry show
* Eurovision Song Contest’s Venues
* (Euronext Brussels) – Barco takes center stage at Eurovision Song…
* All the Fizz of Eurovision
* Greece is the Eurovision winner for 2005
* Skulduggery claims fly at Eurovision
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Politics link to Eurovision vote

Politics and Kitsch Mix at EurovisionDeutsche Welle
The crisis is largely due to the government’s failure to set new crude oil contracts with Russia, its main source of oil. Late Thursday, however, the Ukrainian government said it had reached an agreement with Russian oil companies to end the crisis. Some young Ukrainians are hopeful that the Eurovision Song Contest will revive the unifying force spread by the Orange Revolution, if only for one night. The youth organization Pora, which rallied supporters for last year’s protests, has erected 3,000 tents along the banks of the Dnieper River for Eurovision guests unwilling to pay the inflated room rates at Kiev’s hotels.

Eurovision victory for GreeksInternational Herald Tribune
But a clearly delighted Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos called Paparizou's win “a great moment. ” Under Eurovision rules, the winner hosts the competition the following year. Avramopoulos promised: “It will go very well, just as the Olympic Games did. ” Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyianni said: “We're ready to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year. Helena was a real professional and she did great. ” The victory was especially sweet as Greece trailed badly in early voting.

Ireland knocked out of Eurovision finalGuardian Unlimited
The pair were voted to represent Ireland in Ukraine by viewers of the You’re A Star talent competition. The siblings beat The Henry Girls and Jade in the finals of the televised contest. However, last night they failed to progress to the Eurovision song contest final with the tune penned by Karl Broderick, which was released as a single in Ireland at the end of April. Speaking from the green room after the semi-final, Mr Broderick said they were all “flabbergasted” at the result, which saw favourites such as Iceland and the Netherlands also knocked out. “The guys, they nailed the performance, no one can say Donna and Joseph didn’t belong on the stage. The general feeling is that we came to do a job and we couldn’t have waved the flag for Ireland any better. “Irish pop impresario Louis Walsh, the manager of Westlife, said Ireland had failed to make the grade because it had sent “two amateurs” while other countries were sending their biggest stars and using their best songwriters.

How was Eurovision for you?BBC News
Critics say the competition is marred by tactical voting. Last night saw the last four places go to Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Did you be watch the Eurovision Song Contest? What were the high and low points? Was tactical voting a problem? And what did you think of Greece’s win? This debate is now closed. You can read a selection of comments below… It does not reflect the musical background of any nation, and yes the Greek song was a total mediocrity. For good Greek music try Manos Hadjidakis. Yannis Koromilas, AthensAt the end of the day – who cares! Its a bit of fun.

Abba sang ‘best’ Eurovision songBBC News
Bristol University’s physiologist and music expert Dr Harry Witchel said winning tunes at the song contest had to have seven crucial elements to them. They were pace and rhythm, an easily memorable song, a perfect chorus, key change, a clearly defined finish, dance routine and finish. He tipped Bosnian entry Call Me, by Feminnem, to win Saturday’s final. UK entry Javine, who will be performing at the show in Kiev, Ukraine, came seventh in his estimation.

Ex-Eurovision star warns JavineBBC News
Fox, from Bargoed in south Wales, finished 16th out of 24 entries in 2004 with his ballad Hold On To Our Love. He said his successor should enjoy the contest, but the fact that eastern European countries vote for each other would make it hard for her to triumph. Javine Hylton, 23, will sing Touch My Fire in Kiev on Saturday night. Fox echoed TV host Terry Wogan, who has also written off the UK’s chances at the 50th Eurovision of adding to its five victories.

WHAT’S THE POINT OF EUROVISION ANYWAY?Irish Independent
Research published this week from Oxford University shows that certain neighbouring countries show favouritism towards each other’s entries. The analysis showed that favouritism existed between Bosnia and Turkey, Croatia and Malta, Belgium and The Netherlands and Greece and Cyprus. * WE’RE OUT Italy boycotted the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, saying that it was too old-fashioned, while the following year France ducked out saying that the cost was too great for such mediocre results. * BUT WHAT’S IT MEAN? Some of the most popular entries to the Eurovision Song Contest have included wonderful titles like, Boom Bang-aBang (UK, 1969), A-Ba-Ni-Ba (Israel, 1978), Bana Bana (Turkey, 1989) and Bourn Badaborun (Monaco, 1967)… Research published this week from Oxford University shows that certain neighbouring countries show favouritism towards each other’s entries. The analysis showed that favouritism existed between Bosnia and Turkey, Croatia and Malta, Belgium and The Netherlands and Greece and Cyprus. * WE’RE OUT Italy boycotted the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, saying that it was too old-fashioned, while the following year France ducked out saying that the cost was too great for such mediocre results. * BUT WHAT’S IT MEAN? Some of the most popular entries to the Eurovision Song Contest have included wonderful titles like, Boom Bang-aBang (UK, 1969), A-Ba-Ni-Ba (Israel, 1978), Bana Bana (Turkey, 1989) and Bourn Badaborun (Monaco, 1967). * LUCKY OLD NORWAY In the 1978 competition, Norway became the first country to not receive a single vote for their entry, Mil Etter Mil (Mile after Mile). * INSPIRED WORDS The 1983 Turkish Eurovision entry, Opera, consisted entirely of the word ‘opera’ being repeated over and over while Spain’s cleverly titled, La La La contained no fewer than 138 ‘las’. * SPANISH NAYS In the 1968 event Britain complained that Spain had not voted for their entry (Cliff Richard’s Congratulations) to make it lose.

One falling star too many for Eurovision entry showIrish Independent
It looks likely that the show’s dismal record in producing Eurovision entries will cost it a role in future contests even though the show will continue in some format. Even Ray D’Arcy, the host of You’re a Star , admitted the future of the show now appears to be “less than clear” following the failure of Donna and Joe McCaul from Athlone to qualify for last night’s final. Ray D’Arcy told the Sunday Independent: All in all, I’m of the opinion that You’re a Star doesn’t need the Eurovision and the Eurovision doesn’t need You’re a Star. ” Among the other options believed to be under consideration is the continuation of You’re a Star but making it independent from the Eurovision and running a separate competition to find the next Johnny Logan… Other cluster countries included Bosnia and Turkey, Croatia and Malta, Belgium and the Netherlands and France and Portugal. It is proof positive of what sceptics have always believed – that the voting is biased. Veteran Eurovision commentators Larry Gogan and Terry Wogan have both described the competition as a fix.

Eurovision Song Contest’s VenuesPR Web – PR Web (press release)
A lot of buildings were built or reconstructed specially for hosting this prestigious contest. The visitors of RealEstateGates. com website have an unique opportunities to read about some Eurovision halls. ?The contest venue of Eurovision 1997 in Dublin (Ireland) – Point – was built in 1878 as a train depot to service Dublin’s docks. The circular Globe Arena in Stokholm (Sweden) was the venue for Eurovision 2000 for the 45th Eurovision Song Contest. The Globe Arena is the world’s largest spherical building and its unique shape has made it a symbol of Stockholm and Sweden. The Sport Palace in Kyiv is redesigned in Fusion style.

(Euronext Brussels) – Barco takes center stage at Eurovision Song…euronext.com
The star of this year’s show is surely Barco’s OLite 510. This brand new SMD LED display combines the benefits of indoor and outdoor LED requirements in one reliable, robust LED tile built specifically for the Rental & Staging industry. Eurovision Project Manager, Ola Melzig of Spectra Stage & Events Technologies comments: “Eurovision Song Contest is a complex project which requires the dedication and commitment of many parties to make it happen. Working with industry professionals like Barco and Massteknik makes the process a lot easier. We are very happy with the end result. This will be the most spectacular and technical advanced Eurovision Song Contest ever!”

Massteknik CEO Kenneth Paterson adds: “Massteknik is proud to be the chosen visualization equipment supplier to Eurovision Song Contest… This brand new SMD LED display combines the benefits of indoor and outdoor LED requirements in one reliable, robust LED tile built specifically for the Rental & Staging industry. Eurovision Project Manager, Ola Melzig of Spectra Stage & Events Technologies comments: “Eurovision Song Contest is a complex project which requires the dedication and commitment of many parties to make it happen. Working with industry professionals like Barco and Massteknik makes the process a lot easier. We are very happy with the end result. This will be the most spectacular and technical advanced Eurovision Song Contest ever!”

Massteknik CEO Kenneth Paterson adds: “Massteknik is proud to be the chosen visualization equipment supplier to Eurovision Song Contest. This is a major project that required a huge amount of equipment.

All the Fizz of Eurovisionabc.net.au
They won the competition in Dublin in 1981 with Making Your Mind Up. Currently performing “just off the coast of Tunisia?in the Mediterranean Sea on a P&O ship,” Bobby recalls those heady days. The group was actually formed specifically for Eurovision and, in fact, won the contest at the first time of trying. “It was unbelievable,” Bobby enthuses, “because we all four individually auditioned for the group, it was the first record we’d performed, it was the first everything for the group, and it won the Eurovision and went straight to number one. “As Bobby explains, “we had all been in the business for a while (but) none of us had had any success to speak of. We didn’t realise at the time just how big it was. It’s completely and utterly changed everybody’s lives.

Greece is the Eurovision winner for 2005Journal of Turkish Weekly
The bets before the contest were in favour of Switzerland, Israel, Latvia and Denmark. According to betting websites Greece was the 6th favourite. Next year the contest will be held in Athens… Turkey has given 12 points to Greece and 10 points to Bosnia & Herzegovina. Turkey couldn?t make it to the first 10. This year was the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision song contest. As usual political voting was among the traditionalism of the contest. Balkan countries voted among each other and as usual Greece and Cyprus voted for each other.

Skulduggery claims fly at EurovisionSunday Times – The Sunday Times
Used on article pages to rotate the images of a story. The event is being hosted by Ukraine, last year’s winners. But suspicions have been roused by the fact that Ukraine’s entry for this year’s competition is none other than the election campaign anthem of the new Ukrainian president, Viktor Yushchenko. The group Greenjolly’s “Razom Nas Bahato” (Together We Are Many) was sung by demonstrators on the barricades as they protested against former president Leonid Kuchma’s regime in Kiev’s Independence Square. The surprise choice of Greenjolly – a group largely unknown before the revolution, and added to the list of entries at the last moment – unleashed an torrent of criticism of the new government, which was accused of manipulating the vote.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
com News. This year once, with the help of our visitors, we predicted the winner. This year’s runner up Malta was off by two places. Chiara was predicted to rank 6th. From our predicted top 10, seven of them actually ended up on ranking 10 or higher.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
com News. com caught up with the Latvian duo, Walters and Kazha as they left the hall for the conference. They were delighted and shocked at the same time,to qualify, especially as they were the last country to be called out. There was only room for two representatives from each country to be on stage to answer the awaiting journalists questions.

Politics link to Eurovision voteEdinburgh Evening News
But today academics backed up the conspiracy theories by saying there probably was a link between politics and voting in the competition. The first evidence to suggest a link was found by.

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