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Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant

Being Israeli is music to his ears

Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision contestant: Everything’s cool
* Swinging for votes – Arts – Entertainment –
* Artist claims sovereignty of emerging Arctic island
* Being Israeli is music to his ears
* Northern Ireland Assembly reconvenes
* Gnarls Barkley number one again with ‘Crazy’
* Rock meets country while Las Ketchup returns
* Pop: Following his star

Eurovision contestant: Everything’s coolJerusalem Post
Butler gave a phone interview from Ben Gurion Airport, where he was awaiting his flight to Greece, where this year’s Eurovision will be held. “It’s just a pleasure to represent this country,” Butler, who described himself as “competitive,” said.

Swinging for votes – Arts – Entertainment – Age
The show is a tribute to Eurovision, the European songcontest so wonderfully tacky it has millions of viewers worldwiderolling around their living rooms every year. Producer Glynn Nicholas stresses that the show is not, repeatnot, a Eurovision parody. “You have to understand it (Eurovision) is a singingcompetition where some entries try too hard and that’s where a lotof the comedy comes from,” says Nicholas, who is producing the showfor the first time. “We are not playing it to take the piss, we are playing it withtrue respect. it’s a glorious tribute.

Artist claims sovereignty of emerging Arctic islandTaipei Times
There are serious points to the whole project, of course. There are places like this emerging all the time because of global warming. ”
Now all he needs is a decent Eurovision song and someone to perform it — apparently there is a young band called the Arctic somethings who might be able to help. This story has been viewed 1347 times.

Being Israeli is music to his earsIsrael 21C
Butler may not look the part, but he is a native son of Israel – born in the Negev. Butler’s parents are Americans, and members of the Black Hebrews African-American community that believes they are a lost tribe of Israel. His mother and father came to Israel for a visit 37 years ago and decided to stay. “I’m more than happy to represent the country I was born in… But he chose to return to Israel, which he repeatedly states is his “true home”. Married to an Israeli and a new father, Butler is now in the process of converting to Judaism. Thanks to Shiri Maimon’s fourth place finish in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Butler was a direct qualifier to this year’s final in Athens (May 20). “It makes me feel more confident that I know I’m in a good place. I don’t have to do all the rehearsals. We’re going to be there for a week, I’m going to relax for the first two or three days and then I’m going to work on what I got to do and just concentrate,” says Butler, describing his strategy going into the contest. While Butler is Israel’s official representative, he’s not the only Israeli taking part in this year’s Eurovision.

Northern Ireland Assembly
There may be some embarassment among European delegates at figures accidentally released last week showing that the EU was overly generous in the limits for greenhouse gas emissions it set last year. A dance veteran – he was the writer behind Bus Stop’s 1990s hit remake of Kung Fu Fighting – he will be performing his own song Teenage Life. Comedy star on child porn charges Chris Langham, the 57-year-old comedy actor who won a Bafta award last week for his performance as the ineffectual Labour minister Hugh Abbott in BBC4’s satirical sitcom, The Thick of It, appears at Sevenoaks magistrates court on Wednesday, charged on 15 counts of making indecent images of children. Loach Cannes do As the Cannes Film festival opens on Wednesday, Ken Loach must be hoping it will be eighth time lucky, as his most recent film is shortlisted for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top award, which has repeatedly eluded him. The Wind that Shakes the Barley stars Cillian Murphy, right, and Padraic Delaney as two brothers caught up in the Irish civil war of the 1920s.

Gnarls Barkley number one again with ‘Crazy’
Dirty Pretty Things are also celebrating today as their debut album ‘Waterloo To Anywhere’ enters at three. Back with the singles, Pet Shop Boys are the only brand new entry on the top 10, debuting at nine with ‘I’m With Stupid’. A little further back, the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant Daz Sampson sees his ‘Teenage Life’ enter at 13 while Boy Kill Boy see ‘Suzie’ enter at 17. Other new entries include We Are Scientists at 21 with ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt’ and Panic! At the Disco at 23 with ‘It’s Better If You Do’. The top 10 UK singles are:

1. ‘Crazy’ – Gnarls Barkley
2. ‘Control Myself’ – LL Cool J Ft Jennifer Lopez

Rock meets country while Las Ketchup returnsHindu
This time they collaborate with Tino De Geraldo, Ludovico Vagnone, Maca besides others. If The Ketchup Song sold over 12 million copies, topped charts in 25 countries and was included in more than 250 compilations worldwide, watch out if this cover improves on the record. Already the first single and title track is chosen to represent Spain at the 51st Eurovision Song Contest. And for this part of the world here is their offering, the brand new 12-track cover. The `Top Gear’ inspired collection features tracks from the various Deep Purple line ups–vocals from Rod Evans, David Coverdale plus the classic MK2 line up of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

Pop: Following his starSunday Times – The Sunday Times
Not that he knew it at the time. Back then in 2004, as he queued with his fellow Eurovision hopefuls for the You’re a Star auditions in Temple Bar, all the young Dubliner wanted to do was pick up some helpful hints for his budding stage career, maybe get through the first round and possibly pick up some television exposure. But first he had to get noticed. As the other wannabe pop stars practised their Westlife and Will Young numbers, Murphy plumped for Raglan Road, the traditional air made famous by Luke Kelly with the Dubliners. His choice was no accident. Murphy, displaying a savvy worthy of the shrewdest pop Svengali, had set out to woo a target audience — of one.

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