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Hadise and TRT plan Eurovision win for Turkey

The News Review:

– Hadise and TRT plan Eurovision win for Turkey
– Concert – Lemon Tree Blues
– Finland songs online 3rd December
– TVP’s next moves on Eurovision Song Contest
– Shiri (2005) and Dima (2006/08) tonight at MTV Awards
– Hadise ready to win for Turkey

Hadise and TRT plan Eurovision win for Turkey, Netherlands 
com News. The event took place at the TRT Oran Studios at 15. The unquestionable feeling taken from the conference was that Turkey and Hadise are going all out to win the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. The president of TRT İbrahim Şahin explained that; "Hadise is free to decide language, costume and all kinds of everything in this project.

Concert – Lemon Tree Blues
Moscow News, Russia 
Tickets will go on sale some days before the day of the party. Brainstorm is a successful Lat­vian rock band that became popular internationally in 2000, when they finished third in the Euro­vision Song Contest with the song "My Star. " The interesting thing about the band is that it had been formed 11 years before that – in 1989. As Eurovision is supposed to discover new talents, it seems a bit strange that this talented group was overlooked for so long. So then we all got the op­portunity to get better acquai­nted with Brainstorm's music videos and even see them making successful soundtracks for successful art house movies. Those who are not well acquai­nted to these guys should like them since they bring to mind the cool style of Coldplay and Bob Dylan at the same time.

Finland songs online 3rd December, Netherlands 
com News. A compliation CD will be available to purchase in January. The artists competing to represent Finland had until this weekend to submit their songs to the competition. Terhi Norvasto of YLE has reported that they are very happy with the quality of the songs, saying "There is a great variety of different music styles and a good mix of ballads, up-tempo and show numbers in the Finnish selection this year". YLE has also commented on ticket sales for the national final, which they say are going very well.

TVP’s next moves on Eurovision Song Contest, Greece 
As we have known changes in the EBU rules for the final of Eurosong 2009 partly reflects the Polish public broadcaster’s initial position. However due to lack of time Polish fans ask themselves whether the national final will take place as usual. According to some sources in TVP we should rather expect an artistic entry by a singer or a group chosen internally by TVP, but nobody confirms the news officially. On the other hand, more and more names appear in public speculations on candidates for Moscow 2009.

Shiri (2005) and Dima (2006/08) tonight at MTV Awards, Greece 
The show will take place tonight at 21. 00 (CET), live from the Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Shiri and Dima will fight for the prize against Emre Aydin (Turkey), Finley (Italy) and Leona Lewis (UK). Among the regional categories, as we reported earlier, one former Eurovision participant is nominated: Laka, the Bosnian representative at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, as Best Adriatic Act.
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Hadise ready to win for Turkey, Greece 
Hadise was officially presented as the representative for Eurovision 2009 with the sole intention of winning the contest. TRT president Ibrahim Sahin was cautiously optimistic claiming that Hadise will be free to choose the song, style and language although no extra pressure would be placed on her. Although the freedom to choose the language may lean on favouring English as the chosen language, TRT have made it a clause that Hadise must use Turkish instruments in her performance. For her part Hadise appeared happy to be representing Turkey and made mention to the song language being a mix of Turkish and English with a possibility for including French, which she can speak confidently. There is however some concern as to Hedise’ participation for Belgium are not all that happy that she did not want to represent them and chose Turkey instead.

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