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‘X Factor’ star hoping to sing in Eurovision

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– ‘X Factor’ star hoping to sing in Eurovision
– Ireland: Johnny Logan for Eurovision 2009?
– Keshet rejects collaboration with IBA for Eurovision
– Officials change Eurovision voting rules
– Moscow Kicks Off Preparations for Eurovision

‘X Factor’ star hoping to sing in Eurovision
Irish Independent Ireland 
ie Web Search By Gail Edgar Monday December 15 2008 Gail Edgar’X Factor’ star Eoghan Quigg wants to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. The 16-year-old who developed a huge teenage fan base in Ireland and the UK with his performances on the ITV show finished in third place in the weekend finale. Eoghan from Dungiven in Co Derry is now expected to land a lucrative record deal but yesterday he said he was keen to represent Ireland in Eurovision. “I’d be honoured to do it as I would be doing it for my country” he said. But he could be in competition with two-time winner Johnny Logan after it emerged that RTE is considering offering him the chance to perform in Eurovision again next year. The Co Derry singer was beaten in a nail-biting ‘X Factor’ final of which the overall winner Alexandra Burke who performed with superstar Beyonce. Her version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ is tipped to top the Christmas charts.

Ireland: Johnny Logan for Eurovision 2009? Netherlands 
com News. In an article that appears in an Irish newspaper today The Sunday Tribune it reads that "Logan set to relight the flame for Eurovision. "After disappointing results for Ireland in recent years bar the odd exception the Irish public broadcaster RTÉ are set to "be pulling out all the stops to get three-time Eurovision winner Logan (54) to sing at the 2009 show in Moscow. "The dealAccording to the Sunday Tribune "RTÉ will offer Johnny Logan his own TV show if he represents Ireland.
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Keshet rejects collaboration with IBA for Eurovision Greece 
The official reason for letting down the proposal of IBA is the day that the Kdam is going to be. IBA was ready to produce the Kdam in a day that Keshet is broadcasting but again the proposal had been turned down. Although the high rating of 26% Keshet believes that it is not the time of producing local programs due to the recession era in Israel. IBA had confirmed that she had applied to Keshet but she is checking other alternatives for producing the Kdam.

Officials change Eurovision voting rules
United Press International 
13 (UPI) — New rules for voting in the Eurovision music competition are to be implemented in an effort to keep people from selecting a winner based solely on nationality. The German publication Der Spiegel said that in recent years Eastern European Eurovision Song Contest fans have voted by phone in blocs helping Eastern European countries dominate the international competition regardless of the talent of the contestants. Voting patterns have affected the decision regarding where the competition is held and kept it largely in the former Eastern Bloc during the last decade. Eurovision organizers decided to change the rules for 2009 so the viewer voting results will be combined with the decisions of juries made up of people with musical backgrounds from each country to determine the outcome the newspaper said. “Those who care (about the contest) will have had it up to here with the blatant political voting from the former satellites of the U.

Moscow Kicks Off Preparations for Eurovision
The Moscow Times Russia 
Belgrade Mayor Dragan Dilas handed over a giant key ring with Perspex symbols of each city that has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest to Luzhkov at a ceremony to kick off Moscow’s preparations for the contest which will be held at Olimpiisky Stadium and culminate with finals in the Luzhniki Stadium on May 16. The ceremony began with a short film about last year’s event set to Russia’s winning song “Believe” performed by Bilan. Clips showed Bilan crying waving a Russian flag and embracing Serbia’s 2007 winner Marija Serifovic. Speaking fluent Russian Belgrade’s mayor said he felt the “hospitality and friendship of Moscow and Russia.

One Response to “‘X Factor’ star hoping to sing in Eurovision”

  1. Alexandra Burke Says:

    Alexandra Burke’s newest single Start Without You is really catchy! The single definitely earned the #1 spot on the UK singles charts and I wish Alexandra releases her next album soon! I wanna listen to Laza Morgan’s new album, too.

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