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“Winning Eurovision is not impossible, but it’s very difficult”


The News Review:

– “Winning Eurovision is not impossible, but it’s very difficult”
– Eurovision party on Saturday night in Athens
– Victory in the Eurovision, yet Lordi makes a loss
– UK TV Special: 20 Eurovision Belters

“Winning Eurovision is not impossible, but it’s very difficult”
esctoday.com, Netherlands 
com talked with Jos?oiares, the Head of the Portuguese delegation, about the Portuguese participation in Belgrade, the voting system and plans for Portugal’s participation at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. In this interview José Poiares talks about the Portuguese participation in Belgrade, the impacts of this year's results, the first time Portugal got into final and RTP’s plans to Moscow. From the Eurovision experience in 2008 what positive aspects can be taken in consideration for the 2009 ESC participation?"This year's participation in Belgrade was quite stimulating foreveryone involved – RTP, the composer, music producer and the artists involved. In the last few years we have revamped the Festival da Canção with new music producers, trying to diversify and innovate the contest with different styles of music. In Belgrade, we had the combination of a great performer and excellent music production led by Carlos Coelho. The Portuguese people gave us full credit and we did our best like in previous years but we went further this time. "All the optimism and hope that Senhora do Mar generated among fans and journalists was quite a “phenomenon”.

Eurovision party on Saturday night in Athens
oikotimes.com, Greece 
The party begins at 20:00 local time (19:00 CET). Fan club members have selected their countries and entries based on the official participants list from the EBU active members. Each country must be represented in its official language. The contest aims to declare the most popular song among the one selected by the Greek fan club members.
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Victory in the Eurovision, yet Lordi makes a loss
Helsinki Times (Subscription), Finland 
?The monster company Lordi Enterprises, formed in the aftermath of Lordi?s Eurovision song contest victory, made a loss in its first fiscal year, which ended last December. The loss can be considered a great surprise, for the Eurovision victory was supposed to rain pure gold in Lordi?s coffers. During its 15-month fiscal period the company, with a turnover of 711,967 euros, lost almost 54,000 euros. What is also surprising is that during this fiscal year only 105,697 euros worth of salaries have been paid for an average of six employees.

UK TV Special: 20 Eurovision Belters
esctoday.com, Netherlands 
com News. As part of "Camp It Up! Day" on Smash Hits TV, catch 20 Eurovision Belters at 10am on Saturday 25th October featuring 20 of your favourite Eurovision related videos back to back.

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