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Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* From left – former Eurovision winners Lee Sheridan, Sandra Stevens,…
* BrainStorm still hoping to conquer foreign shores
* Football: Admirals surprise in NFL Europe final
* Are You Ready to Rumba?
* Baby boy for Jordan
* The star pavilions
* Kiev’s afterglow
* DOUBLE DUTCH
* So long Hans, the love affair is over
* The Local – Porn-free hotels draw in more Swedes
* The Local – Swedish girls drink and smoke more

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
at News. In the Austrian newspaper Kurier, national broadcaster ORF announced that Austria will not be taking part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Greece. The decision to withdraw from the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest was taken yesterday and is a consequence of the bad result of Global. Kryner did not succeed in qualifying Austria for the final of the contest.

From left – former Eurovision winners Lee Sheridan, Sandra Stevens,…Barking and Dagenham Post
“We all genuinely enjoy each other’s company – I always enjoy meeting up with the guys after I’ve been away for a while. “Surely, after all this time the group must be a little fed up of singing the same song and being asked about the Eurovision Song Contest? Not so, according to Martin. Fantastic”Eurovision was a fantastic experience for us,” he said. “It’s brought us so much success, that you can’t get fed up with it. Besides, no matter what band you’re in you will always have something that people always refer to. “The Eurovision is a totally different ball game now,” he added. “I think they should go back to the days when they had proper songs – not sounds – and people leaping all over the place… “It’s brought us so much success, that you can’t get fed up with it. Besides, no matter what band you’re in you will always have something that people always refer to. “The Eurovision is a totally different ball game now,” he added. “I think they should go back to the days when they had proper songs – not sounds – and people leaping all over the place. “It should be about the music. Also, there are so many more countries involved now. There were only 18 when we took part.

BrainStorm still hoping to conquer foreign shoresBaltic Times
Tales will be recounted about the five young men from Jelgava who made catchy, quirky pop music with heart-warming lyrics and went on to become the country’s most successful pop group. Legends will tell how the country adored them and they, in return, whether they were performing at Eurovision or opening for the Rolling Stones, proudly flew the flag for Latvia at every performance. This group has always sought bigger things than sell-out concerts at Skonto Stadium or a “Best Group of the Year” prize at the Latvian Music Awards. Prata Vetra, as they are known in Latvian, want to make it in Europe. They are looking to be taken seriously by a wider audience. Unpretentious and musically fluid, BrainStorm is a uniquely Latvian band.

Football: Admirals surprise in NFL Europe finalInternational Herald Tribune
When Berlin came in, behind the city's bear banner, German fans who were not from Berlin yawned and decided to remain neutral. Then, instead of the Dutch and German anthems, the crowd was treated to the European Union hymn, "Ode To Joy," sung and performed on cowbells by Guido Horn, a former Eurovision song contest entrant. It would be enough to persuade anyone to vote no in aEuropean referendum. On the field, Berlin kept Amsterdam's runners, Jarrett Payton and Jonathan Smith, in check, but Admirals Coach Bart Andrus's game plan used play-action run fakes and rollouts to negate Berlin's blitzing pass rush, buying time for quarterback Kurt Kittner. Kittner, who started the season as a backup, responded by showing previously unseen scrambling ability and passing for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns to grab the game's MVP award. Early on, the Amsterdam's defense was making Thunder quarterback Dave Ragone, the most valuable offensive player of the regular season, feel the pressure.

Are You Ready to Rumba?TIME Magazine – Time
” Dancing does not look like a show that belongs in postmillennial America. It combines music shows from the ’50s with variety shows from the ’70s and a sense of glamour from Dynasty. The participants include thickly accented dancers and judges who add to the cheesy Eurovision Song Contest vibe. The set contains enough mirror balls, fairy lights and glitter to be visible from space. The songs are tepid wedding-band versions of American pop hits. This is a show you would not be surprised to see if you turned on the TV in your hotel room in, say, Bulgaria.

Baby boy for JordanThe Age
Get Me Out of Here!The couple announced their engagement in November and plan tomarry in the northern autumn. Press interest following the celebrity show helped Andre to aNo. 1 hit with a re-released version of his song, MysteriousGirl. Jordan recently failed in her bid to be Britain’s entryfor the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.

The star pavilionsTelegraph.co.uk
Why not just hand out blindfolds? The Biennale is often compared to the Olympics, but this lack of engagement made me think of the Eurovision song contest. Far too much of the work on display, particularly in the Giardini, consisted of bland films, slide shows, and installations involving either completely empty pavilions or complicated charts and diagrams of virtually no visual interest. One artist who did address a dangerous subject imaginatively was the strange German Gregor Schneider, who proposed to erect a replica of the Ka’ba (the black draped rectangle that is the object of pilgrimage for Muslims in Mecca) in the middle of St Mark’s Square – stipulating, however, that the structure was to be “free from all mental associations” like a minimalist sculpture. Now this, to me, is real art, because it looks at the way a simple geometric shape can be either neutral or invested with profound meaning depending on who looks at it and where it is placed. Unfortunately, the authorities that run the Biennale rejected the proposal for political reasons.

Kiev’s afterglowGlobe and Mail
There are parks aplenty, wide, bright streets, an efficient Metro system and a sense of community that is reassuring. After the aforementioned soccer victory, the streets were full of victorious fans, peacefully waving orange flags and singing the national anthem. Last month, the city hosted Eurovision, Europe’s cheesy yet wildly popular pop-music contest, in a converted soccer stadium. With the Klitschko boxing brothers as the hosts, in addition to Ruslana, the glamorous Sheeba-like pop star who won the prize for her country last year, the city geared up for Europe’s television crews. The road in from the airport was repaved, street lights fixed up, English-language maps hastily printed, and hotel staff ordered to brush up on their English and French. With Russians betting that Ukraine will join the EU within a decade, Russian money has, paradoxically, begun to flow back into the city. Kiev’s many cosmopolitan restaurants, including Belgian, French and Uzbek eateries, are overflowing with locals, Muscovites and Europeans keen to savour the energy of a dynamic city.

DOUBLE DUTCHSofia Echo
Trifonov cited his many successes in converting Germans and other aliens to the Bulgarian language and culture. After watching a few hours of TV I went to drink a coffee and met some of my local friends. The conversation was more of the same, but to my surprise not in-line with any of the political parties. It seemed that the average man on the street was irritated by the lack of transparency and the patronising arrogance of the politicians in making decisions ?good or bad? without consulting the people.

So long Hans, the love affair is overIrish Independent
And yes, the sex was good. Now the Eurocrats want us to pick up the tab. And they are being shamelessly unfaithful, courting the East Europeans – the very ones who did for us in the Eurovision with their block voting – and flirting with the Turks. Turkey? Just look at what Turkey has given the world – stinking cigarettes, horrible thick syrupy coffee, collapsing kebabs that spill everywhere and leave you looking like a foaming green salad that has escaped from a secure unit, and, of course, that tough bird we fuss over at Christmas (no, not Twink). So let’s call a halt. Let’s sneak out the back before the bill comes. Unless, of course, they have a rethink about who foots that bill.

The Local – Porn-free hotels draw in more SwedesThe Local
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The Local – Swedish girls drink and smoke moreThe Local
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