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Webber unveils Eurovision singers

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– Webber unveils Eurovision singers
– Past British Eurovision entries: Where are they now?
– UK: The Eurovision Schlager Party returns for 2009
– Andrew Lloyd Webber on Eurovision and the Phantom sequel
– Portugal: RTP revamps Eurovision website
– Vladimir Putin’s nul points for UK
– Cyprus: Tefkros Neocleous “Small countries need the jury vote in …

Webber unveils Eurovision singers
BBC News UK 
Two male soloists two female singers a duo consisting of twin sisters and an all-male quintet will do battle in BBC ne show Your Country Needs You. Andrew Lloyd Webber will write the song for the successful act set to take part in May’s competition in Moscow. After a series of live shows the winning act which is chosen by the public will be revealed on 31 January. The first live programme takes place on Saturday 10 January on BBC ne.

Past British Eurovision entries: Where are they now? United Kingdom 
WonVictory gave her flagging career a short term boost but she all but abandoned the industry in the 1970s. Returned to the music scene in the 1980s and enjoyed some success including collaborations with The Smiths. Recently reworked a version of her Eurovision-winning entry Puppet on a String called Puppet’s Got A Brand New String. Sir Cliff Richard 1968. 3rdStill going strong.

UK: The Eurovision Schlager Party returns for 2009 Netherlands 
comne night before UK decides!UK: The Eurovision Schlager Party returns for 2009The UKeurovision & Schlager party have announced their first event of the new year. The monthly parties resume at The Enclave in London on the last Friday of every month and that means the next event takes place just one night before the United Kingdom selects its 2009 Eurovision Song Contest representative!The UK Eurovision Schlager Party will take place in London just 24 hours before the nation decides who will perform an Andrew Lloyd Webber composition at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. In tribute to the United Kindgom the event will feature a special selection of former UK Eurovision Song Contest entries. In addition the event takes place after the start of the national selections in Norway and Finland and the DJ will be playing some of the first 2009 national selection entries from Scandinavia as well as all the crowd pleasers and popular songs that have made the night such a big success so far. Tickets are available to purchase online now for £10 or a discount £7 with a UKeurovision & Schlager Party discount card available for free at events.

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Eurovision and the Phantom sequel
Times nline UK 
”Glenn Close? “Glenn has absolutely wanted to play it Meryl [Streep] haswanted to play it and none of us can get past this wall. I don’t think theyget the idea of a musical at all. ”This Saturday he will return to our screens as the judge on Eurovision: YourCountry Needs You. It will be his fourth BBC prime-time series. (In thefirst three shows Lloyd Webber talent-scouted for plum roles in West Endmusicals. ) He will also ultimately compose the winner’s song to beperformed in the finals in Moscow. He has already conceded that it’s highlyunlikely he can reverse Britain’s recent woeful record in the competitionsaying: “I’d be staggered if we won – we’re not going to.
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Portugal: RTP revamps Eurovision website Netherlands 
The new look site features new graphics rules for the show and videos of Portugese representatives who participated at the Eurovision Song Contest in previous years. The new website over the coming weeks will feature a voting procedure to select their candidates for the show more details can be found.

Vladimir Putin’s nul points for UK
Times nline UK 
I had the pleasureto meet several years ago Mr McCartney and of course their songs and thepieces that they have granted to this world are still on top. ”Extracts from the discussion were televised last night on BBC1’s Your CountryNeeds You in which Lloyd Webber will help to select the singer who willperform Britain’s entry and compose a “tailor-made” song. The series isintroduced by Graham Norton who will succeed Wogan as BBC presenter of theEurovision finale in Moscow in May. Lloyd Webber’s record in this area is not good: in 1967 he wrote a Eurovisionsong with Tim Rice called Try It and See which was rejected. Perhaps thisexplained his need for Russia’s support this year exploiting the fact thatno country can vote for itself. The exchange illustrated the gulf of perception between the British and theRussians about the gravity of the song contest. Lloyd Webber established onhis fact-finding mission that east European countries were avid followerswho felt the UK was no longer taking the competition seriously.

Cyprus: Tefkros Neocleous “Small countries need the jury vote in … Netherlands 
This year he tries to represent Cyprus on his own with Mary a rock power ballad he will perform himself in the Cypriot national final. In an exclusive interview with Esctoday. com he talks about his song his experience in Belgrade and his views on the new voting system in the Eurovision Song Contest final. "Mary is a song which was composed especially for the contest it is a rock power ballad with English lyrics.

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