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X Factor Eoghan hoping to sing in Eurovision


The News Review:

– X Factor Eoghan hoping to sing in Eurovision
– Coral once again in Eurovision national selection
– Local girl becomes Eurovision hopeful
– Israel: Channel 2 says “No” to Kdam-Eurovision
– Officials change Eurovision voting rules
– Pablo Miguel speaks out to Oikotimes.com

X Factor Eoghan hoping to sing in Eurovision
Belfast Telegraph United Kingdom 
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 is now expected to land a lucrative record deal but has 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 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.

Coral once again in Eurovision national selection
oikotimes.com Greece 
But now the artist is to enter the competition once again with “Babylon”. You can listen to the song in the link to the left. The team behind “Babylon” is formed by Julian Pinilla and José Juan Santana president of OGAE Spain both with experience in composing songs for the national selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. During the OGAE convention OGAE Spain president and the singer herself talked several times against TVE behaviour for the Eurovision events.
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Local girl becomes Eurovision hopeful
thisiseastgrinstead.co.uk UK 
The 17-year-old who is playing Wendy in Peter Pan at Chequer Mead is the daughter of Emma and Stephen from Dormansland – and her mum was expecting Lily when she appeared in a production of the Caucasian Chalk Circle. In January Lily will be seen on television as one of the hopefuls who auditioned for Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber in his search for a Eurovision Song Contest performer. As a student of the Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology Lily was given the chance to sing on Radio Two’s Friday Night is Music Night. Her performance of One Night Only from Dream Girls closed the entire show. “It was wonderful” she told the Courier and Observer. “Soon after I had a call from and agent who said Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber wanted to meet me as he was looking for someone for Eurovision and wanted a strong female vocalist.

Israel: Channel 2 says “No” to Kdam-Eurovision
esctoday.com Netherlands 
il reports today that the national broadcaster IBA has proposed the commercial Channel 2 to repeat last year’s cooperation but was turned down. 2008 was a historical year in Israel in terms of the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time ever the national final Kdam-Eurovision was produced and broadcasted by Kehset one of 2 production companies of the commercial Channel 2. The show was split to two consecutive nights during which Boaz Mauda Israeli Pop Idol 5 winner presented 5 songs for the jury and the public to chose for him to perform in Belgrade. The cooperation turned out to be a success from which the two broadcasters gained benefits. The two shows scored high numbers in the viewing figures and Kehset gained nice revenues from the public's televoting and commercials.

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.

Pablo Miguel speaks out to Oikotimes.com
oikotimes.com Greece 
What can you tell us about the song that you present yourself with?The song which I present myself with this year is a Yann Charpentier production writer of "Eternamente" that Mayte presented last year. The words have been written by Yann Charpentier and me. We have wanted to prepare a song that has an international sound without falling into the stereotype of "Eurovision" songs. Something that can be used to innovate and prepare a great stage performance. Is it a happy song or a dramatical one?It is a song with which many people can identify. It talks about second chances within sentimental relationships from the point of view of the person who was abandoned now having the power to return or not. I think it’s more happy than dramatic.

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