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* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at | your daily Eurovision…
* Record deal top prize as TV star search cuts Euro link
* Eurocinema goes VOD
* Javine to give children singing lessons
* Theater | Rhode Island news | | The Providence Journal
* You’re A Star to return for fourth series
* A race, not a meeting-Comment-Leading Article-TimesOnline
* Compulite report successful PLASA 2005
* Bla Agenda: different faces, different names

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at | your daily Eurovision…
10 songs were presented in a live show, broadcast on CyBC, and live over the internet via CySat. A televote decided that Rena Kiriakidi will go to Hasselt, Belgium to join 16 other participants to compete in the third Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The breakdown of the scores are not known, we will release this information as soon as it is available. At last year’s contest Cyprus finished 8th with the song Onira, performed by Marios Tofi.

Record deal top prize as TV star search cuts Euro linkIrish Independent
Polydor’s stable includes stellar acts such as the Black Eyed Peas and Gwen Stefani. Ditching the Eurovision tie-in will allow the show to be much more of a “genuine talent competition” because the prize is a step on the ladder into the music business, according to Larry Bass, executive producer of the show from Screentime Shinawil productions. While he said they couldn’t guarantee the winner success, they could certainly open the door to finding it.

Eurocinema goes VODVariety – Variety (subscription)
15 as a standalone video-on-demand operation with three titles added to the mix, including the nostalgic 1997 documentary “Marcello Mastroianni, I Remember. “Sebastien Perioche, chairman and CEO of Eurocinema, said his movies won’t be lumped in anymore with pictures from other companies under the Independent label of Eurovision’s PPV distributor TVN Entertainment. Instead, Eurocinema will get its own separate tab — TVN calls it a virtual network — within a cable system’s menu that digital subscribers can click onto and get only Perioche’s movies. Jim Riley, executive VP of TVN Entertainment, said, “We think there’s enough interest in the foreign-film category to break out the service and give it its own designation.

Javine to give children singing lessonsDigital Spy
The singer, who represented the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has agreed to tutor local children at performing arts academy Work It, run by her older sister Collette, at Sulgrave School in West London. “Javine is really close to her sister, so when Collette asked her to help out, Javine said yes immediately,” a friend told The Mirror. “Javine is in the studio working on her second album at the moment, but she was happy to cancel some recording days.

Theater | Rhode Island news | | The Providence JournalProvidence Journal – Providence Journal (subscription)
5 million pounds of dry ice. Without the dry ice, how would the show make its trademark “mists”?By now, the story of Riverdance is the stuff of theater lore. With Ireland as the host of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, Moya Doherty was asked to produce a short filler segment for the televised presentation. She decided to focus on traditional dance and music, bringing in Irish-Americans Michael Flatley and Jean Butler, both Irish dance competition champions, to choreograph and lead the piece. Composer Bill Whelan wrote the music. The response was overwhelmingly positive. “The Irish papers overstated it a bit — ‘The seven minutes that shook the world,’ ” Doherty recalls.

You’re A Star to return for fourth –
Auditions for the show are due to begin in the coming weeks with S?le Seoige, who recently competed in the ‘You’re A Star Charity Special’, presenting the coverage of the audition process. Derek Mooney will then take a break from ‘Winning Streak’ to host the live shows in the Helix in the New Year. In-studio judges for this series are columnist Brendan O’Connor, former Eurovision contestant Linda Martin and Thomas Black of Much Music, who will be offering a management deal to the winning artist or group. The show will also have a new prize, with contestants battling it out for a ?15,000 prize, with a recording contract from Polydor in the UK, released by Universal Music in Ireland. Other acts on the Polydor label include Kaiser Chiefs, Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol and Van Morrison. The winner will also take part in a television special on RT? and receive ?10,000 worth of musical equipment, as well as a management deal with Much Music.

A race, not a meeting-Comment-Leading Article-TimesOnlineSunday Times – The Sunday Times
This “put up or shut up” message is appropriate to three individuals in particular. The first is Sir Malcolm. The former Foreign Secretary is an able, impressive and respected man who might win the prize if a points system on Eurovision Song Contest lines were used to select the Conservative Party leader. As it is not, he should consider carefully whether he wants to risk a result that could be harsh. Dr Fox appears to have more troops and is a vigorous politician. But he too has to show that he has the secure votes of at least 30 MPs before the party conference opens or he will not, ultimately, be the successor to Michael Howard.

Compulite report successful PLASA 20054RFV
The quality of visitors was definitely up this year, with a steady stream of industry professionals from all markets visiting our stand. We tried out the Vector Blue on ?Celebrities under Pressure? and the ?Youth Eurovision Song Contest UK Finals? and the ease of use and speed of programming confirmed that this was the console for us. We would like to thank Andy Stone of Stagetec Distribution for all his help over the last year with training and support. ?The second Vector Blue was purchased by Ian Reith, who is in the process of setting up a new media studio, Fractured Pictures, using WYSIWYG and Catalyst systems to produce top quality digital media. Reith commented: ?I decided to purchase a Vector Blue system after looking at all the latest moving light consoles in the market. I worked for Vari*lite for many years and one of the main features I liked about their desk was the ability to draw your rig and select lights by clicking on them, very fast for making groups or grabbing fixtures.

Bla Agenda: different faces, different
There will be several attractive prizes to be won, including two Air Malta tickets every month and a Mediterranean cruise on MSC Crociere’s flagship MSC Opera. These prizes are being offered in collaboration with Hamilton Travel, who are the programme’s main sponsors. Following the positive feedback it received for the programmes it has presented from abroad in the past years – the Far East, Dubai and the UAE, France and Disneyland Resort Paris, San Remo, the Eurovision Song Contest, the European Parliament and from Mediterranean cruises – the Bla Agenda team is also preparing a number of new programmes along the same lines. The programme’s production team is made up of Norman Hamilton, Sandro Mangion, Pierre Cachia, Diane Difesa, Antoine Spiteri and Marie Darmanin-Muscat. By general request, Super One TV will now also start broadcasting a repeat of Bla Agenda on Sundays at 2.

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