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The News Review:
– Eurovision babe heads for charts
– Wogan backs Norton at Eurovision
– Usher serenades Eurovision star Jade
– Czechs withdraw from Eurovision
– Eurovision Song Contest Shop
– Eurovision 2009: EBU to reveal 50/50 vote split in full
Eurovision babe heads for charts
Not only has the 21-year-old singer revamped her image but she also gave the infamous song contest a much needed boost earlier this year. The Londoner who looks hot enough to rival chart-toppers SUGABABES looked sizzling in new shots for debut single My Man. Her rise to fame is far more impressive than last year’s UK entrant ANDY ABRAHAM who seems to have slipped off the radar. Not only did she come fifth in the comp she’s just come back from filming her new vid in a Beverly Hills mansion. My Man is released on September 14.
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Wogan backs Norton at Eurovision
The broadcaster told the Radio Times he thought the contest was "a spectacular show without a flaw in it". Norton took over as commentator after Sir Terry stepped down saying the contest’s voting was too political. This year the UK’s entry Jade Ewen came fifth with a win for Norway’s singer and violinist Alexander Rybak. Improved votingSir Terry announced his intention to retire as Eurovision commentator after the 2008 contest in Belgrade where the UK’s entrant Andy Abrahams finished last.
Usher serenades Eurovision star Jade
According to the Daily Star Ewen was filming her new music video for ‘My Man’ in Los Angeles when she bumped into the singer. She reportedly said of meeting Usher: “I was so shocked I didn’t know whether to look at him the ceiling or the floor. “Advertisement “I don’t usually get starstruck but Usher has always been an inspiration to me.
Czechs withdraw from Eurovision
The country which made its debut in 2007 came last with no points in one of the semi-finals in May. Its previous two attempts failed to reach the final with rock band Kabat also coming last in the qualifying round two years ago. Norway’s Alexander Rybak scored a landslide win at this year’s contest. Comic characterA spokesman for Czech Television told the BBC’s Rob Cameron in Prague that poor viewing figures for the show also prompted the decision.
Eurovision Song Contest Shop
As we reported earlier on Belgovision. com Poland and Greece are interested in the Belgian singer who has started breaking through in Europe. “We have been in contact with Greece regarding Eurovision for more than three years already” Katerine said on MNM radio. “But we have never wanted to push it. We want to give it all a bit more shape in Greece first” the Belgian singer who’s looking forward to her first single release in the country of her Greek father added. “Apparently there are several polls on the internet and the people over there would like to see me representing their country in the Eurovision Song Contest” Katerine said. “Apparently that’s also the case in Poland.
Eurovision 2009: EBU to reveal 50/50 vote split in full
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) the organisation that runs the contest has decided to reveal the jury and televiting split in full on their website eurovision. tvAn announcement has been published on their youtube site saying that for the purpose of "openness and transparency" that this will be done on Friday July 31st. Some countries have already revealed how their jury and public voted already.