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Eurovision News Review:

* Public chooses Dutch song for Eurovision
* Lejn il-Eurovision
* Joe Grima talks about the reappointment of the Eurovision board and…
* Jon Henley’s dairy | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
* Peter Preston on press and broadcasting | Columnists | Guardian…
* The Colour Of Terror
* ireland.com / Events / St Patricks 2006
* The Brits: live and dangerous
* Serata ma’ Mary u Rennie

Public chooses Dutch song for EurovisionExpatica
On 10 May she will have to qualify for the finals. The song was chosen during a live broadcast of Mooi! Weer de Leeuw this weekend. Edsilia Rombley sang three numbers and the public, a jury and the singer herself voted for their favourite. This is not the first time that Edsilia is taking part in the Song Festival.

Lejn il-Eurovisiondi-ve.com
L-ahhar intervisti mal-grupp Six For One li se jirraprezentaw l-Isvizzera u li maghhom hemm il-Malti Keith Camilleri. Il-kanzunetta taghhom hija ‘If We All Give A Little’. Il-prezentatur tal-Eurovision Song Contest huwa Sakis Rouvas u llum Lejn il-Eurovision jwasslilkom zewg vidjos muzikali tieghu, wiehed li jehodna lura fil-bidu tal-karriera tieghu u iehor aktar ricenti. Insegwu wkoll dak li gara fil-Eurovision Passion organizzat mill-www. com bis-sehem ta’ bosta kantanti bhal Julie u Ludwig, Mary Spiteri, Lynn Chircop, Claudette Pace, Thea Saliba u Debbie Scerri. Fl-ahharnett filmat esklussiv li jurina lil Fabrizio Faniello fil-Kroazja l-gimgha l-ohra… Il-kanzunetta taghhom hija ‘If We All Give A Little’. Il-prezentatur tal-Eurovision Song Contest huwa Sakis Rouvas u llum Lejn il-Eurovision jwasslilkom zewg vidjos muzikali tieghu, wiehed li jehodna lura fil-bidu tal-karriera tieghu u iehor aktar ricenti. Insegwu wkoll dak li gara fil-Eurovision Passion organizzat mill-www. com bis-sehem ta’ bosta kantanti bhal Julie u Ludwig, Mary Spiteri, Lynn Chircop, Claudette Pace, Thea Saliba u Debbie Scerri. Fl-ahharnett filmat esklussiv li jurina lil Fabrizio Faniello fil-Kroazja l-gimgha l-ohra. Prezentazzjoni: Claudette Pace
Produzzjoni: Frederick Zammit
Filmati u Muntagg: Jason Caruana, Enigma Productions.

Joe Grima talks about the reappointment of the Eurovision board and…di-ve.com
That event had one problem. It was linked on high, people in power to people in power. It is people-to-people events that have lasting effects and certainly the Eurovision Sing Contest, seen by hundreds of millions in Europe and in the rest of the world, could be one such event. Last year’s mess, which dishonoured Malta with the last placing, could not have improved Malta’s image in the rest of the world. I would have thought that a serious Minister, cautious not to risk a repeat performance next year, would have at least listened to the criticism that went his way after the event and showed the country that he wants to be a partner not the owner. Politicians don’t own people, ideas, opinions or events. Changing the Board lock stock and barrel was the recommendation of many.

Jon Henley’s dairy | The Guardian | Guardian UnlimitedGuardian Unlimited
Just as well, what with the World Cup coming up and all. Fortunately, we are good losers. Witness dear old Daz Sampson, who only hours before finishing a creditable 19th out of 24 in Saturday’s Eurovision was telling the Beeb that the reason Britain never won was nothing to do with political voting but simply down to us always sending “absolute toilet”. This year, he pledged, would be different, because “we’re sending real class”. Afterwards of course, his dismal showing had “everything to do with our attitude to Europe”. The words “tune” and “change” may spring to mind, but are surely inappropriate under the circs. Never again will we be rude about PR people: their courage and dedication know no bounds.

Peter Preston on press and broadcasting | Columnists | Guardian…Guardian Unlimited
If the Mail decrees that the art form is dead and doesn’t suffer for the loss, then other sheets will surely be reaching for their shovels soon. Colour bar in the ballroom When a TV audience ‘votes’, there is nothing automatically pristine about the verdict. Tune into the Eurovision Song Contest any year and see how the national blocks stick together. Watch Germany’s Turkish workers give Turkey a sudden boost, and Cyprus rescue Greece. Do such problems dog other contests? Of course: there is a worried blog debate going on at the moment about how black talent doesn’t always get its X Factor due. If you want that issue more starkly defined, though, try Strictly Come DancingEnter, in the beginning, three black celebrity dancers. But they’re all gone already – the last two, the DJ Spoony and the Coronation Street actor Ray Fearon, amid gasps of surprise (going on outrage) from judges and other contestants alike.

The Colour Of TerrorTimes of India
On their part, leaders of various minority
communities in Britain have tried to appease growing fears among both the native
white population and immigrant groups. But the inescapable reality is that brown
has become the colour of terror in a once-insular society which, till the
bombings and the aftermath, seemed to be emerging, haltingly but irreversibly,
as a multicultural and multiracial
polity. In her Sunday column,
Eurovision, in this paper, Rashmee Roshan Lall quoted a letter from a reader of
Britain’s Daily Telegraph who wrote that he had quickly got off a train when he
saw that one of his co-passengers was a bearded ‘Asian- looking’ man
holding a knapsack on his knees. Brown plus beard plus knapsack equals potential
mass murderer. At one stroke a great neo-racist divide has been
created. This is not the sporadic
racism of the 1960s and ’70s, of skinhead ‘Paki-bashing’, or excreta dropped
through letter boxes in Leeds or Bradford or Brick Lane. This is not the
watered-down racism I encountered on my first visit to Britain in 1972, the
racism of glass ceilings in jobs, of having a bartender in a pub pretending that
you didn’t exist so he wouldn’t have to serve you, of a woman in a crowded Tube
flinching away from contact lest the colour of your skin was some sort of
communicable disease.

ireland.com / Events / St Patricks 2006Irish Times
Of course, in Chicago they dye the entire river but at least London is trying to compete. Its first parade and festival felt a bit amateurish but five years on it’s up there with the best of them in terms of organisation, colour, variety and quality. This year’s event included cult band The Hot House Flowers, singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes, popular group Altan and Eurovision hopeful Brian Kennedy among the big names. But the event isn’t all about big names; it’s about community, culture, identity, pride and patriotism. It’s the tireless efforts of community stalwarts working for half the year to put on the best possible displays to characterise the essence of being Irish in Britain. As London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who overtly chased the Irish vote in the run-up to his election, says: ‘By celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London, we are marking the enormous contribution that generations of Irish people have made and continue to make to the social, economic and cultural life of our city. ‘

‘It’s been a great day,’ Peter Murphy, originally from Longford, said.

The Brits: live and dangerousTelegraph.co.uk
Most critically, the awards survived the disaster of 1989, the year when page-three girl Samantha Fox and drummer Mick Fleetwood presented the show and produced a memorable example of live, car-crash television. After this the organisers dramatically transformed the show. Led by Jonathan King, who went on to do the same for the Eurovision Song Contest, the Brits were turned into safe, family entertainment, much better organised, smothered in high-kicking high-gloss and, most critically, pre-recorded. Yet 1989 was truly the making of the Brit Awards. Because in the wake of Fox and Fleetwood, despite the subsequent editing and remote-controlled presenters, there was always a feeling that something might happen – comedy drunkenness, gratuitous swearing, a fight – and you might get to see it on TV, or at least read about it the next day. In fact, the Brit Awards might have been the model for Big Brother: lock up lots of egocentric, insecure performers in a small space with people they loathe for a prolonged period, give them way too much alcohol and too little food and then film them. And bad behaviour there’s been aplenty.

Serata ma’ Mary u Renniedi-ve.com
Il-muzika ‘live’ ghal dan il-programm hija f’idejn is-surmast bravu Paul Abela u l-muzicisti tieghu. Din hija l-ewwel darba li dawn iz-zewg personalitajiet ser jinghaqdu bhala prezentaturi. Fl-1992 Mary Spiteri regghat ghamlet unur kbir iehor lil pajjizna bis-success fil-Eurovision Song Contest bil-kazunetta ‘Little Child’. Rennie Vella pprezenta diversi programmi fuq it- TV. Rennie ghadu kif ipproduca il-programm Sahha fuq Super One TV. B’dawn iz-zewg prezentaturi flimkien mal-maestro Paul Abela, l-muzicisti tieghu, l-generi differenti tal-muzika u l-mistiedna, ma jistghax jonqos li jkollna serata ta’ divertiment kontinwu ghall-zmien il-harifa u -xitwa li gejjin. Il-produzzjoni ta’ dan il-programm hija f’idejn Rennie Vella li flimkien ma Mary Spiteri u Paul Abela jawgurawlkhom divertiment.

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