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How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision


The News Review:

– How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
– News Ticker: Sean Penn Radiohead Country Music Hall of Fame …
– Eurovision Song Contest Shop
– Albania: lta Boka releases new single and video.
– Bryan Ferry Honored At Russian Awards
– Israeli Jewish-Christian duet sings for a vision at Eurovision
– Denmark: New hitsingle for Aqua

How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
TIME
During the May 16 final watched by more than 100 million people worldwide contestants once again called upon their decidedly nonmusical charms: the Greek entry ripped his shirt to expose a waxed chest while the Albanian entry wore a pink tutu and stood on a wind machine. But in the end Alexander Rybak a boyish fiddle player from Norway stormed to victory because he had the best song — and he didn’t even have to flash anyone. tiiQuigoWriteAd(755776 1458851 142 225 -1); Related Top Ten.

News Ticker: Sean Penn Radiohead Country Music Hall of Fame …
Rolling Stone
Reba McEntire Alison Krauss Garth Brooks and Michael McDonald performed. Norway was the winning country at this year’s 54th Eurovision Song Contest as Alexander Rybak’s “Fairytale” beat out entrants from Iceland and Azerbaijan.
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Eurovision Song Contest Shop
Belgovision.com
nly 13 countries in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009Young talents between 10 and 15 years old from 13 countries will gather in Kyiv Ukraine this November to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 the European Broadcasting Union announced today. The live show hosted by national public broadcaster NTU is set to take place on Saturday 21st November. The 13 countries to be represented in the seventh running of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest are: Armenia (ARMTV) Belarus (BTRC) Belgium (VRT) Cyprus (CyBC) FYR Macedonia (MKRTV) Georgia (GPB) Malta (PBS) The Netherlands (AVR) Romania (TVR) Russia (RTR) Serbia (RTS) Sweden (TV4) and Ukraine (NTU). Swedish broadcaster TV4 returns to the competition after a year of absence. Last week the EBU Steering Group for the event visited NTU in Kyiv to be informed about the preparations for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest. “The Ukrainian organisers are eager to produce the best ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest. ne thing is for sure; Europe can already look forward to a spectacular family entertainment show to take place on the 21st of November” said Svante Stockselius Executive Supervisor of the event on behalf of the EBU.

Albania: lta Boka releases new single and video.
esctoday.com
lta Boka participated in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest for Albania managing to qualify in the final after two bad years for the country. Now the 17 year old singer releases her new single and video and enjoys popularity in her homeland. S'duhet te dua is lta Boka's new single which has now been for weeks in the Top 10 of the Albanian charts the Maratona e Kenges on Radio Tirana (RTSH) in particular. The song is written by Adrian Hila the man behind Zemren e lame peng with which lta took part in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest Hear my plea Albania's bid in 2007 and Tomorrow I go from 2005. With this very song lta took part in the Notafest the Albanian festival in FYR Macedonia and won the jury prize and the video won her the Best Newcomer Award at the Nights of the Albanians Video Clips on RTSH.

Bryan Ferry Honored At Russian Awards
Billboard Business News
Pop-singer Sergei Lazarev picked up the best male artist award beating last year’s Eurovision winner Dima Bilan who collected the Muz-TV awards in 2007 and 2008. Bilan did win the best song award for his Eurovision hit “Believe” (independent label Misteriya Zvuka). A video for that song which featured Hungarian composer and violinist Edvin Marton and Russian figure skating star Yevgeny Plyushchenko was named the best music video. MakSim was named best female artist repeating last year’s achievement. The best album award went to the self-titled debut album by the girl band Ranetki (Megaliner Records) which became popular thanks to its members starring in a popular youth television series.

Israeli Jewish-Christian duet sings for a vision at Eurovision
Cleveland Indy Media
It’s like the Grammy’s MTV Awards and American Idol rolled into one: Every year European musicians and singers compete for the coveted Eurovision Song Contest granted to the best performing act around Europe. It was this contest that catapulted ABBA to international fame with Waterloo. This year a Jewish-Christian duet will head to Eurovision to represent Israel. The two women — one a Jewish Israeli with roots in Yemen and the United States and the other an Arab Israeli Christian are hoping to sing their hearts out with a message for Middle East peace. A star in her own right — in Israel and on international stages — Achinoam "Noa" Nini was approached by the Eurovision community asking her to sing at the 2009 contest.

Denmark: New hitsingle for Aqua
3minutes.me
But now they are back. Back to the 80’s their new single pushed Fairytale from the first spot in the Danish charts. In 2001 Aqua collaborating with the Safri Duo provided the music during the voting stages of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Aqua is currently touring the Nordic countries.

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