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No ‘Come Dancing’ return for Kaplinsky


Eurovision News Review:

* Fabrizio for congratulations eurovision
* Tonight: Second Spanish semifinal
* Nicole released “Best of” album
* No ‘Come Dancing’ return for Kaplinsky
* Olivia Lewis – 3rd at Golden Stag Festival with Deja Vu
* Pamela leaves for Romania
* To Be Young, Gifted and … an Israeli Star!

Fabrizio for congratulations eurovisiondi-ve.com
The Maltese singer has been invited by the Danish organisers, DR, to perform his 2001 Eurovision entry Another Summer Night as part of a medley of various Eurovision tracks with the orchestra of the Danish Radio & Television Station DR. Past winners and artists such as Johnny Logan, Sertab, Helena, the Olsen Brothers and Dana International will star in the show and sing memorable songs such as Waterloo, Volare, Congratulations, Hold Me Now, What’s Another Year, Every Way That I Can, My Number One and Diva. “I am very proud and honoured to be invited to the 50th anniversary show in Copenhagen as it not only shows that Eurovision fans liked my 2001 entry but also that after Eurovision, my music, my performances and promotion work over the past years in several countries has continued to flourish,” commented Fabrizio who is currently putting the finishing touches to his brand new CD album Believe, which will be ready for international release in October. The official Maltese fanclub OGAE Malta has expressed its satisfaction with the Danish organisers DR as well as with the Eurovision producers, EBU, for the decision taken to include a Maltese artist in the show. Many fans felt very disappointed by a previous decision that only 14 countries were going to be represented in this show “Congratulations”.

Tonight: Second Spanish semifinalesctoday.com
es News. Four participants will take part, two will make it through to the final on 2nd October. Last week Spain selected Alba & Marta and Carla Galiot as the first two participants in the final to take place next week. Two more participants will be selected today to join them. – Sergio Oliva Uno a cero
– Veronica Robledano Desgarradora
– Antonio Jos? Te traigo flores
– Alba Mercado Tela

Last years winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Maria Isabel, will make an appearance in the show supporting Sergio Oliva.

Nicole released “Best of” albumesctoday.com
de News. It contains her most successful songs from the last 24 years. The first song featured in the album is her 1982 winning song Ein bi?chen Frieden. It is not the Eurovision Song Contest version but the Millenium version. The title 1982 – 2005 isn’t correct in fact: The album includes also the song Flieg nicht so hoch, mein kleiner Freund… It contains her most successful songs from the last 24 years. The first song featured in the album is her 1982 winning song Ein bi?chen Frieden. It is not the Eurovision Song Contest version but the Millenium version. The title 1982 – 2005 isn’t correct in fact: The album includes also the song Flieg nicht so hoch, mein kleiner Freund. With this song, she failed to enter the German national final in 1981, one year before she won. Despite that, she reached a second position in the German single charts. The song was the 21st most sold song in Germany in 1981 and because of that a bigger commercial success than the German entry in 1981 Johnny Blue by Lena Valaitis.

No ‘Come Dancing’ return for KaplinskyDigital Spy
The newscaster, who won the first series of the show, stood in for Tess Daly and co-hosted alongside Bruce Forsyth for the early episodes of series two. “As much as we love her here, we are getting a bit concerned she is over-exposed on the channel,” a BBC One source told The People. “We are close to the point where viewers may become bored of her. “Kaplinsky has also hosted the BAFTA awards and the Eurovision Making Your Mind Up contest.

Olivia Lewis – 3rd at Golden Stag Festival with Deja Vudi-ve.com
The 2006 Golden Stag Festival this year hosted Joe Cocker, and Natalie Imbruglia as guest artists, and had none other than famous songwriter and producer Guy Fletcher to chair the jury. Mr Fletcher was responsible for songs made famous by Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, and Ray Charles. Other judges included Nick Feldman from Sony-BMG and Luminita Anghel who successfully represented Rumania in this year’s Eurovision song contest.

Pamela leaves for Romaniadi-ve.com
Pamela will be singing on the ‘Golden Stag’ Stage on Wednesday 21st September, the same evening Joe Cocker will be holding his concert. The Romanian song Pamela has been chosen to sing is ‘Let me Try’ which only last May placed third in the Eurovision song Contest and which was sung by Romanian singer Luminita Anghel. Pamela will also compete in this festival in the Video section with her recent video of ‘Play On’, the song in memory of lost musicians and singers which she had participated with in the Song For Europe Festival in February. This will be Olivia’s second appearance in this festival, her first participation being in 2003. The Final evening of the Golden Stag will be held on the 24th September and besides the winners being announced on this day, there will also be a concert by Natalie Imbruglia.

To Be Young, Gifted and … an Israeli Star!Jewish Exponent
A high point came as the singer offered two moving ballads with special meaning: “K’she HaLev Bocheh” (“When the Heart Cries”) was written in response to the lynching of two Israeli soldiers in Ramallah early in the recent intifada. As the singer completed the first chorus (“Hear Israel, My God, You Are the Omnipotent … “) an Israeli flag was passed to the stage, and the crowd cheered appreciatively as she draped it over her shoulders for the remainder of the song. The flag became a skirt during the next song, “Light a Candle,” sung by Hadad as Israel’s handpicked entry in the Eurovision Festival in 2002, at the height of that same intifada. The producers had distributed neon glow sticks at the beginning of the concert, and now those sticks were waved throughout the room – and by the beautiful singer on stage as well. The refrain of that song (composed by veteran Tzvika Pik, with lyrics by Yoav Ginai) was written in English, and those were the only English words to be heard in the theater for the entire evening. With support from several local merchants, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia, the PhillyIsraelim had met their goal – to provide a meeting place and a “taste of home” for the Israeli and Hebrew-speaking community in the Delaware Valley. u
Marsha Bryan Edelman, Ed.

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