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Sir Terry’s take on Eurovision

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– Sir Terry’s take on Eurovision
– Exclusive – Lord Webber Begins His Quest for UK Eurovision Winner …
– Highland capital to host minority languages ‘Eurovision’
– Marie Serneholt in Eurovision race
– France : Christine Minier adored Lordi’s victory

Sir Terry’s take on Eurovision
BBC News UK 
Here he tells BBC entertainment reporter Colin Paterson why he has called time on his most infamous broadcasting role. Why have you decided to leave now?Why not? You can either wait until you get tired of doing it or ’til the Eurovision gets tired of you. Men may come and men may go only the river goes on forever. Are you leaving because of the voting controversies?I’ve been slightly disappointed at the UK showing over the last few years.

Exclusive – Lord Webber Begins His Quest for UK Eurovision Winner …
Manchester Evening News Blog UK 
Picking up on Lord Kitchener’s call to arms from the recruiting posters of World War 1 the programme Your Country Needs You is the beginning of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search to find an act that will bring home Eurovision glory from Russia. The programme will showcase Eurovision-wannabes and their quest to become the UK representative in Moscow in 2009. The singers on view are some of the many entries which flooded into the BBC following a nationwide appeal by Webber. Lord Webber and his team of music industry professionals will decide on a shortlist of six finalists who will then go through to the live shows hosted by Graham Norton. And for the first time ever the internationally renowned composer will pick and mix the artistes with the aim of putting the best act forward for the UK. Once Webber has seen the acts he will begin work with a top lyricist to create the song for Eurovision.

Highland capital to host minority languages ‘Eurovision’
Aberdeen Press and Journal UK 
It is the second consecutive year that the city will be the location for a Celtic and Scots final of the competition Liet International. Nòs Ùr meaning ‘new style’ in Gaelic is a Celtic and Scots language competition based on the Eurovision Song Contest format and will be held at Eden Court on June 20. Artists will perform original songs in a variety of languages which could include Scots Gaelic Ulster Scots Manx Gaelic Welsh Cornish and Breton. Event organiser Brian Ó hEadhra said: “The inaugural Nòs Ùr was a great success and Inverness can be proud that it hosted a big competition which is so important to Gaelic and other minority languages. ”He said singers and bands wanting to compete have until February 28 to send in their song applications. And he added: “The 2008 winners received major industry and media interest when they travelled to Lulea in Sweden to partake in the Grand European final which is called Liet Lavlut.

Marie Serneholt in Eurovision race Netherlands 
She enters the competition for the first time after a successful music career that started with the band A*Teens in the late 1990s. She will perform the song Disconnect me in her bid to take the Swedish ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest. The song is written by Peter Bostr?nd Tony Nilsson. With A*Teens Marie had a global number one hit with a cover of Eurovision Song Contest winning band ABBA's Mamma mia track. They achieved a huge success and cracked America defeating Christina Aguilera and Blink-182 to win the Viva Music Award for Best International Newcomer in 2000. They toured the US with Britney Spears who at the time was working with future Cyprus Eurovision representative Annette Atari in her backing vocal group.

France : Christine Minier adored Lordi’s victory Netherlands 
com Eurofans’ guest of honour France : Christine Minier adored Lordi’s victory Last Sunday in Paris members of the OGAE France held their Autumn meeting for the first time all day long. The morning guest was Christine Minier France’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels. Back in 1987 her song Les mot d’amour n’ont pas de dimanche placed 14th with 44 points. In spite of the poor result Christine didn’t regret anything and still considers Eurovision as a great experience. Asked by eurofans Miss Minier said that Johnny Logan was of course the very favorite to win. As for her own performance she confessed that although dressed from head to toe by Christian Dior – she didn’t feel comfortable.
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