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Eurovision diplomacy: Israeli Arab-Jew duo hope to show that peace …

The News Review:

– Eurovision diplomacy: Israeli Arab-Jew duo hope to show that peace …
– Eurovision’s gala reaches for the stars
– Dutch Eurovision song not a topper
– Eurovision fever grips Sweden
– Eurovision Real Superpower Revealed in the Greece …
– Eurovision Slammed by Benny Adersson from ABBA

Eurovision diplomacy: Israeli Arab-Jew duo hope to show that peace …
Christian Science Monitor
Dressed in black Israel’s entry in the annual. “The most politically correct act of the contest” declared the television host who announced the Arab-Jewish singing duo had advanced to the final round Saturday night. That was the feat many Israelis were probably hoping for. President Shimon Peres in fact said the Nini-Awad duet would be a chance for good publicity given its venue on a stage that attracts hundreds of millions of European viewers.
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Eurovision’s gala reaches for the stars
The Age
au THE winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest may beannounced from space as its hosts speak to the crew of theInternational Space Station during the final early tomorrowMelbourne time. “We will not disclose all secrets. But TV viewers in Europe willsee a magnificent show. I can only say that we will speak to thespace station” musical producer Yuri Aksyuta said yesterday. Eurovision 2009 at Moscow’s lympiisky sport complex is the mostexpensive show in the contest’s history.

Dutch Eurovision song not a topper
Radio Netherlands
Dutch trio The Toppers failed to make sufficient impact on viewers with their song Shine. As in previous years a relatively large number of East European countries survived the qualifying round. Denmark Norway and Greece also managed to reach the final.

Eurovision fever grips Sweden
Special Broadcasting Service
Eurovision 2009 Gaudy and glitzy Eurovision hits Moscow If recent figures are anything to go by almost a third of Swedes will be glued to their television sets this Saturday to watch Malena Ernman a 38-year-old classically-trained opera singer attempt to add to the country’s four contest wins. Event a ‘national obsession’Carolina Noren a radio disc jockey on the P4 music channel who has been commentating on the Eurovision for 10 years said the 1974 victory by Sweden’s most famous musical export turned the event into a national obsession. "When ABBA won it became so big and we’ve had a lot of success since then Noren explains. "In Sweden it is really serious. During the time of the national contest when our entry is chosen few artists release any records during this period because (Eurovision) is the only thing that people are interested in" she added. Not all participants share Sweden’s burning passion for Eurovision.

Eurovision Real Superpower Revealed in the Greece …
PR Newswire (press release)
5: Blog it chicklet ends here –> Eurovision Real Superpower Revealed in the ESCrating. com Greece Tops Chart!. com an unofficial rating of the states participating in theEurovision Song Contest designed to further boost the popularity of Europe’sNo 1 annual music event and encourage the competitive spirit between itsparticipants. Since Eurovision was first launched in 1956 the ESC family has grownbigger and bigger. The contest has gained more popularity among its viewersand has seen more interest from the participating states and from the globalmedia. In 2004 the total number of countries taking part in Eurovision grewto 36 which resulted in the introduction of a Semi-Final elimination round.

Eurovision Slammed by Benny Adersson from ABBA
Merchant News
Benny Andersson the Swedish musician who is part of ABBA has slammed the Eurovision Song Contest of which helped his band find fame. At 62 years old Andersson said that the contest means nothing now to him going downhill after their win 35 yeas ago in 1974 with the hit ‘Waterloo’. The Scotsman reported him saying that now it only possibly a great event on television but means nothing in regard to music. Andersson said that he doesn’t watch the contest but it has become really big. Eurovision was smaller than what it is now when he was part of it he continued and may have been a little more meaningful.

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