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How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision


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– How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
– Roslin’s in running for Fern’s job
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– Eurovision Song Contest Shop
– Israeli Jewish-Christian duet sings for a vision at Eurovision
– Preview from Europe: Stocks Almost Back in the Black
– Eurovision Song Contest Final to be staged in slo

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.

Roslin’s in running for Fern’s job
The Sun
She is a surprise contender to join Phillip Schofield – but producers could get her involved in the ITV show even if she doesn’t land the top job. The 44 year old has had few high-profile jobs since leaving the Big Breakfast in 1996. She hosted Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up with Terry Wogan in 2004 and has been a regular presenter of annual telethon Children In Need. A This Morning source said: “Gaby’s been in the building to meet chiefs but it’s not clear whether it’s for Fern’s job. Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson Fiona Phillips Coleen Nolan Christine Bleakley and Holly Willoughby have all been tipped as contenders to replace Fern – who will leave the show in the middle of next month.

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.

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.

Preview from Europe: Stocks Almost Back in the Black
Seeking Alpha
It should cut interest rates to 0. 5% and undertake more Quantitative Easing. The Eurovision blame game gets into the next phase. Britain’s finance minister Alistair Darling told the FT in an interview that Britain’s difficult economic situation was aggravated by the failure of other European countries’ failure to clean up their banking mess. The article claimed that Mr Darling did not cite any names but an unnamed UK Treasury official was at hand to say that Mr Darling was referring to Germany Sweden and Spain. Darling said these countries were turning a blind eye to the problem and failed to follow Britain’s lead in indentifying toxic assets and recapitalising institutions.

Eurovision Song Contest Final to be staged in slo
Norway Post
(Photo: This year's winner Alexander Rybak)The Final will take place on May 29th and according to NRK Chief Hans-Tore Bjerkaas the final decision will be based on upcoming negotiations with prospective sites. He said slo was chosen as host city because it met the requirements as far as hotel capacity and communications infrastructure was concerned. Norway has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest Final twice before: In 1986 it was staged at Grieghallen in Bergen and ten years later at Spectrum in slo. Spectrum is one possibility also this time as is the newly-built Telenor Arena just outside the city centre which has a much larger seating capacity.

One Response to “How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision”

  1. Audel Says:

    Gee wliilkers, that?s such a great post!

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