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Eurovision News Review:

* Finland’s secret weapon
* Independent Online Edition > This Britain
* BBC NEWS | Entertainment | London faces fresh musical wave
* Elena Seymenliyska reviews the Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sadler’s…
* Ex Emmerdale star set to join Swayze
* Sabra Sounds: Year in review | Jerusalem Post
* Cheers not sneers for Boney M
* BBC NEWS / SCHOOL REPORT

Finland’s secret weaponGuardian Unlimited
” With these words, the French president Jacques Chirac guided the Spanish leader José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero into a top-level international summit this weekend. The object of his remark was not a rock or sport star, not the lead singer of Eurovision winners Lordi, nor racing driver Kimi Raikkonen. It was Finland’s 50-year-old prime minister, Matti Vanhanen. And Chirac was not lying.

Independent Online Edition > This BritainIndependent
But it isn’t just musicians who insure voices. Actors also safeguard what is probably their most important asset – Marlene Dietrich’s insurance policy priced her husky voice at £1m. Feet Michael FlatleyThe Irishman’s extraordinary interpretation of the traditional Celtic dance form burst into an unsuspecting world during an intermission for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The original seven-minute dance was developed into a full-length show before Flatley left amid recriminations. Undeterred he went on to choreograph new productions, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, which toured Europe and the United States and in 2005, an ambitious dance show Celtic Tiger, exploring the history of the Irish people. Now worth an estimated £375m, Flatley has insured his for £25m. Profile Douglas Fairbanks SnrThe silent film star was said to be one of the first to sign up for a so-called “scar policy”, insuring his profile.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | London faces fresh musical waveBBC News
“Monty Python is the star with this show. ”

‘Doomed’

The producers of Daddy Cool, a tribute musical featuring the songs of disco group Boney M, will be hoping a similar recognition factor applies. The Romeo and Juliet-inspired show stars former EastEnders actress Michelle Collins, Harvey from rap troupe So Solid Crew and one-time Eurovision hopeful Javine.

Elena Seymenliyska reviews the Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sadler’s…Telegraph.co.uk
As the beautiful, talented Bangarra performers (most of them descendants of Australia’s indigenous tribes) labour under their earthbound moves, the audience fidgets to seewhat’s going on. Are the women practising labour squats? Are they hoeing the ground? And is that a yoga class in full swing, with downward dogs followed by shoulder stands? Oh, look, now they’re having a nice sit-down in the lotus position. If Australia were in the Eurovision Song Contest, this show would open proceedings, and once this irreverent notion has reared its ugly head, it is hard not see Bush through Terry Wogan’s eyes. The venerable Kathy Balngayngu Marika, senior woman of the Rirratjingu clan, suddenly looks like a bag lady dancing to the music in her head, not least because of the mysterious pouch hanging from her neck. Her poor circle of friends, meanwhile, might be strapping and nubile, but, in their miserable hair-shirt outfits, they seem to be doing penance for the show’s creators. There are moments when Bush manages to tear itself away from the ground and soar into something everyone wants to sit up and (can) see. The “Stick” dance, for example, in which “skeleton”-clad performers move like prehistoric scarabs on stilts, as surreal as Dalí’s long-limbed elephants.

Ex Emmerdale star set to join Swayzerte.ie – RTE.ie
Samantha Janus, best known for her roles in the television shows ‘Game On’ and ‘Wild At Heart’ will also be joining the production. Nuttall will play Sarah Brown, while Janus is set to take on the role of Miss Adelaide. Advertisement
Nuttall, who played Chloe Atkinson in ‘Emmerdale’, left the show in order to pursue a career in music. Janus previously represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sabra Sounds: Year in review | Jerusalem PostJerusalem Post
Overplayed singles this past year included “Larutz Maher” (Run Fast) by 30; “Ten Li Hatima” (Give Me an Autograph) by Tea Packs; “Besof Shel Yom” (At the End of a Day”) by Fortisakharoff; “Shir Be’iparon” (Song in Pencil) by Bet Habubot; “Shalosh Dakot Ve’esrim” (Three Minutes and 20) by Tali Fine; “Sukarya” (Candy) by Roni; “Kama Pe’amim” (How Many Times) by Shiri Maimon; “Gog” (Roof) by Girafot, and “Lo Yachol” (Unable) by Keleh 6, among others. Two of the year’s most powerful singles were “Tispor Et Hahevreh” (Count Your Friends), in which rapper Mook-e sings about road accidents, and “A Million Stars” by Amit Farkas, whose brother, 23-year-old pilot Tom Farkas, was killed in the Lebanon war. Eddie Butler had a short-lived radio hit with his unsuccessful Eurovision entry, “Zeh Hazman” (This is the Time). And it’s of course impossible to forget the summer’s biggest single, 19-year-old Idan Yaniv’s Mizrahi-tinged “Hoshev Aleha” (Thinking of Her). Another Mizrahi artist, Kobi Peretz, earned notice by achieving gold status for last album, Everything I’ve Got, in just two weeks. As in most years, several talented bands released something worthwhile but failed to break into the mainstream. Falling into the category this year were Gamagama, which offered solid original rock on its self-titled debut, and Toy Vivo Duo, which provided a magical musical journey on Laughing With Angels: Live Concert.

Cheers not sneers for Boney MTelegraph.co.uk
With its shootings, sexual jealousy, and back story of marital infidelity, the narrative certainly packs more dramatic punch than the average pop compilation musical. There are, it has to be said, some moments of pure bathos when fraught drama gives way to disco kitsch, but hey, who said every musical had to be great art? Better yet, the cast, who sound like rejects from Celebrity Big Brother, all deliver the goods. Javine (ex-Eurovision Song Contest) sings up a storm as the pole-dancing femme fatale. Michelle Collins (ex-EastEnders) treats us to another of her languidly sneering cockney uber-bitches as Ma Baker, while Harvey (ex-So Solid Crew) raps with spectacular speed, fluency and wit, almost persuading me that this most unlovable genre of pop music might actually have some merit in it. Among the support, Melanie La Barrie sings a show-stoppingly gutsy version of I Can’t Stand the Rain, while Dwayne Wint and Camilla Beeput are genuinely sweet as the star-crossed love interest. The Shaftesbury, for so long a graveyard of dreadful musicals, might just have a hit on its hands for once.

BBC NEWS / SCHOOL REPORTBBC News
BBC radio reporters at Crossing Continents specialise in adding a local feel to international stories. Producer Emma Rippon says: “We go behind the headlines to cover international stories and issues that are being talked about in homes and on street corners from Barcelona to Bolivia. For example, we recorded an audio diary of a South African teenager living with Aids and investigated why the Eurovision Song Contest was causing so much conflict in the Balkan countries. ”

Emma shares her tips on finding, gathering, writing, assembling and broadcasting international news. Finding international news

When you are looking for an international story to cover, you will come across many different types. Here are two kinds of news your research will uncover:

A major international story, which is already in the news e.

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