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Eurovision News Review:

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* Pop acts past and present perform
* Hits & Misses – August 1, 2005
* Dispatch Online – Your premier Eastern Cape news site
* People with Andrew Pierce
* Ronan still a big hitter
* Pamela for Golden Stag Festival
* The Local – Swedish equality policies “do not go far enough”

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Charles Laird’s stayer, The Badger, will carry top weight in the race with the Cape challenger, Red Badge, who was unplaced in this year’s Vodacom Durban July but finished third in the big race in the two previous years, is now being tested over the country’s maximum distance. With the experienced Garth Puller in the irons, he is likely to be a major player. Mike de Kock has accepted with Gang Related and the very good stayer Cycad, and Geoff Woodruff will be represented by Fantastic Horse and Eurovision. Both stay all day and, although the latter has a major task at the weights, he is likely to give a very good account of himself. Neil Bruss’ Western Prospect, who ran below expectations in the Durban July but has always had the Gold Cup as one of his main missions, will definitely have his supporters and Joey Ramsden’s Kipketer is expected to do a lot better than his last performance. The field is packed with good staying horses and with Brett Crawford running Reveille Boy who ran a good race in the July, this should be an outstanding contest to bring the curtain down on the winter season. – DDC

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Pop acts past and present performBBC News
The 80s girl group Bananarama will join chart-toppers such as Girls Aloud and Daniel Bedingfield for the pop2thepark event in Bitts Park. Several Cumbrian acts, including former Junior Eurovision contestant Cory Spedding from Frizington, will also appear on stage. Some of the roads in and around Bitts Park will be closed during the concert. It is the second year running that Carlisle City Council has organised the event. Daniel Bedingfield will be welcomed back to Carlisle after appearing at the BBC Children in Need open-air concert in the city in November 2004. He stepped in at the last minute to perform after his sister Natasha had to pull out because of commitments in America.

Hits & Misses – August 1,
0) – [HIT] A star is bought. After spending billions on the Olympics without seeing the expected jump in tourism revenue, Greece came up with a better investment: the annual Eurovision Song Contest. State-owned broadcaster ERT boosted interest in contestant Elena Paparizou by shelling out $850,000 to produce a music video, air promotions, and send the singer on a tour to 13 small nations such as Bulgaria and Serbia. The strategy played well, since the fans of each country, no matter its size, carry an equal weight in the American Idol-style voting. Paparizou’s 38-point victory gave Greece the right to host the next contest, which should draw 200 million viewers and about $100 million in tourism spending. [MISS] Money for nothing.

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He said his seven-year-old Argentinean gelding, Fantastic Horse, was slowly working his way down the handicap and is starting to be weighted more favourably. The stable is hoping for a good run from him. “Eurovision is an unknown quantity and I think he will stay the trip. He has a light weight, a decent draw and in Gerrit Schlechter a good rider. “I was impressed with his last run and he has stayed the 2 850 metres so we are hoping for the best,” Woodruff added. One of the other runners he felt had a chance was the Port Elizabeth entry, Arbe Kesev. “I have watched him on TV and have been impressed with the way he has won his races,” Woodruff said.

People with Andrew PierceSunday Times – The Sunday Times
A piece on Muslim extremism that he wrote yesterday for The Daily Telegraph appeared the same day in the Speccy, with the same jokes. Will he have been paid for both? Brooke Shields is leaving her role as Roxie in the West End production of Chicago. The Adelphi Theatre has lined up a blockbusting replacement – Frances Rufelle, an actress best known for singing the unforgettable I Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony) for Britain in the 1994 Eurovision Contest. Date to rememberYou would think yesterday’s date would be etched on the heart of Alastair Campbell who was an architect of new Labour. Daisy Sampson, talking to Campbell on LBC 97.

Ronan still a big hitterNorwich Evening News
The boy from Dublin rose to fame as lead vocalist of Irish pop quintet Boyzone, but within five years of Boyzone’s debut Irish hit, a cover version of the Detroit Spinners’ “Working My Way Back To You”, Keating had established himself as a successful television presenter, entrepreneur and solo artist. He broke into television presenting The Eurovision Song Contest and Miss World, before landing a prime-time slot in 1999 as host of the UK talent show Get Your Act Together. At the same time, Keating was preparing to establish himself as a solo artist, debuting in August with a cover version of Keith Whitley’s country hit “When You Say Nothing At All”. Taken from the soundtrack of the hit movie Notting Hill, the song raced to the top of the UK singles chart. Further solo success followed a year later with the chart-topping “Life Is A Rollercoaster”. Both hits were included on his 2000 debut Ronan, which also featured contributions from Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb.

Pamela for Golden Stag
The difference at the Golden Stag Festival this year is that, whereas previously the singer had to present an original song from her own repertoire as well as a Romanian composition adapted and rearranged by the Maltese team, a new section of a musical video has been introduced. With this in mind and because of the special significance the song ‘Play On’ has to the team, it was decided that this was to be the song for the
Musical Video section whilst a new song was written specially for Pamela to sing during the Interpretation section. The Golden Stag is considered the 2nd largest festival after the Eurovision and in the past has seen the likes of Christina Aguilera competing. This year another great singer will be competing for her country, Italy and this is none other than Linda, who in 2004 came third in the Festival di Sanremo and who more recently we have seen on Rai TV on the reality programme ‘Music Farm’. The Golden Stag is also well known for the special guests that are invited every year. In previous years these guests included Ricky Martin, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Pink, Sheryl Crow amongst others. This year it will be none other than Joe Cocker to give a 2 hour concert on the same Golden Stag Stage.

The Local – Swedish equality policies “do not go far enough”The Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlSociety–>.

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