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 Donna and Joseph McCaul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The decision for Donna and Joe to represent Ireland was voted on by a TV audience in Ireland and was announced on RTÉ's You're A Star on 6 March 2005 at 21:37 WET.
Donna and Joe are from Athlone, County Westmeath in Ireland.
Their initial aim would have been to finish in the top ten at the semi-final, and thus qualify for the final on 21 May 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Donna_and_Joseph_McCaul   (565 words)

 Irish news, waterford news, current events,
I was sorry that Donna and Joseph McCaul didn’t make it into Saturday night’s final of the Eurovision Song Contest and, to be honest, I believe most of the criticism in the media since Thursday’s semi-final melt-down has been wide of the mark.
It would have been fine for a different type of performer but the strength of Donna and Joseph was their harmony and the unique timbre and blend of two voices that sometimes occurs with siblings.
Joseph’s attire was fine but his sister could have been more stylishly dressed and most people I spoke to hated the flat-cap that did nothing for her at all.
www.munster-express.ie /050527/opinion1.htm   (1503 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - Donna and Joseph McCaul Win You're a Star
Donna and Joseph McCaul will be representing Ireland in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev.
The McCauls will be available for a live webchat at www.rte.ie/star from 1 pm to 2pm on Monday.
Donna and Joseph McCaul had topped the poll ahead of Jade.
www.rte.ie /arts/2005/0306/yourastar53.html   (248 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - Donna and Joseph McCaul take song to Europe
Ireland's 'Eurovision' hopefuls Donna and Joseph McCaul are to travel to Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia next week to appear on national television shows ahead of the 'Eurovision Song Contest' in May.
Donna and Joseph will perform their song 'Love?', composed by Karl Broderick, to give other voting countries a chance to hear their 'Eurovision' entry.
Donna and Joseph McCaul will release their 'Eurovision' entry 'Love?' as a single on 29 Arpil.
www.rte.ie /arts/2005/0421/eurovision.html   (155 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision centre | news > article
Donna and Joseph McCaul topped the poll ahead of Jade and both acts now go into Sunday's grand final.
While the audience was familiar with the various performers from the series over the last few months, tonight was the first time that the songs had been showcased.
Their rivals Jade have yet to top the poll in the entire series, so they wll have to achieve it for the first time tomorrow night if they are to win the series.
www.esctoday.com /news/print/3972   (375 words)

 League chief celebrates off-field triumph || Off the Field || eleven-a-side.com
Athlone Town official Paddy McCaul, elected to the position of chairman of the eircom League at last month’s Annual General Meeting, was celebrating on Sunday night when his niece and nephew, Donna and Joseph McCaul, won the RTE “You’re A Star” talent competition to find Ireland’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
McCaul had been in the league chairman’s role in an acting capacity since before Christmas, and he was formally ratified unopposed at the recent AGM at the Rochestown House Hotel in County Cork.
Donna has been singing professionally for several years and has worked with the Doc Carroll band on occasions.
www.eleven-a-side.com /offthefield/irish_soccer_detail.asp?newsid=16367   (355 words)

 Eurovision 2005 : Donna and Joseph McCaul Bio
Donna and Joseph McCaul are from the town of Athlone in Co. Westmeath, in the centre of Ireland.
Donna (20) is a full-time singer with The Doc Carroll Band and her ambition is to duet with Shania Twain.
Both Donna and Joseph live at home with their mother Helen.
www.eurovision-contest.com /2005/Ireland/bio   (191 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - McCauls win final of You're A Star
McCauls - Duo to represent Ireland in Ukraine
Sister and brother Donna and Joseph McCaul will represent Ireland in the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine.
They beat the County Wexford-based group Jade into second place after a national telephone vote.
www.rte.ie /arts/2005/0307/youreastar.html   (94 words)

 BreakingNews.ie - 2005/05/19: Irish pair flop in Eurovision qualifiers
The brother and sister duo from Athlone, performing their song, “Love” in Kiev tonight, failed to impress the European audience, who voted by phone and SMS to send ten performers into the final.
After the performances by the 25 hopefuls, envelopes were opened to reveal the successful semi-finalists, including Israel, Denmark and Latvia, who now join the 14 countries who already have a guaranteed place in the final.
In March, viewers of the You’re A Star talent competition to pick this year’s entry voted for Donna and Joseph to represent Ireland in the Ukraine.
archives.tcm.ie /breakingnews/2005/05/19/story203358.asp   (240 words)

 Athlone.ie > Archived Citizens Info
Athlone's Eurovision hopefuls, Donna and Joseph McCaul, will take a break from their hectic schedule to lend their support to local hospital campaigners by leading off the annual sponsored walk for Special Care Baby Unit and Children's Ward at Portiuncula, Ballinasloe.
Donna and Joseph McCaul will release their 'Eurovision' entry 'Love?' as a single on 29 April
The elderly free travel pass is accepted, and passengers are ferried to their doorsteps by the service, something of great assistance to disabled users.
www.athlone.ie /ArchivedCitizensInfo/ArchivedNewsStories.aspx   (2037 words)

 Soult.com Eurovision | 2005 | Ireland
At the end of it all, siblings Donna and Joseph McCaul emerged the winners, unkindly - but perhaps with some justification - described as 'The Milky Bar Kid and his Mother'.
Still, the McCauls (now repackaged as 'Donna and Joe') perform it with great gusto, and are capable of giving very strong live performances, even if the quality of their voices is a little grating at times.
Donna proved herself to be a very good singer indeed, while the song didn't really give Joe much opportunity to show his vocal talents other than during a brief solo part towards the end of the song.
www.soult.com /eurovision/2005/ireland.shtml   (3094 words)

 Ireland knocked out of Eurovision final | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
Irish hopefuls Donna and Joseph McCaul performing in the dress-rehearsal at the Eurovision semi-final.
It is not clear how Terry Wogan is going to cope with this, but it was revealed last night that Ireland will not appear in the final of the Eurovision song contest for the second time in three years.
This year's Irish entry was by the brother and sister act Joseph McCaul, 17, and Donna, 20, from Athlone, County Westmeath.
arts.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,11711,1488671,00.html?gusrc=rss   (786 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Ireland in shock Eurovision exit
Irish entry Donna and Joe were not among the 10 countries voted by viewers on Thursday to make the final.
Norway and Israel were among those to join acts from 14 other countries who automatically won slots, including the United Kingdom's Javine.
Ireland have won Eurovision more than any other country but siblings Donna and Joseph McCaul will not be joining the likes of Johnny Logan as Irish winners.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4563257.stm   (331 words)

 BreakingNews.ie: Irish pair flop in Eurovision qualifiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Irish representatives Donna and Joseph McCaul have fallen at the first hurdle in their quest to win upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Athlone's Colm Moriarty shot a 69 at Carton House today to lie just one shot off the lead of the Nissan Irish Open this evening.
After the performances by the 25 hopefuls, envelopes were opened to reveal the 10 successful semi-finalists, including Israel, Denmark and Latvia, who now join the 14 countries who already have a guaranteed place in the final.
www.breakingnews.ie /2005/05/19/story203358.html   (302 words)

 Glinsk 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, having consistently high scores mixed with consistently low scores (4 points from three adjudicators), Thomas's song finished fifth with 61 points, a single point behind "No Promises, No Questions", written and sung by Ursula Connolly and Susan Tomelty.
Donna and Joseph McCaul, who represented Ireland in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, entertained the audience while the adjudicators came to their decision on the finalists.
The 2005 contest attracted more than 100 entries from all over Ireland.
homepage.eircom.net /~leslie/cpaudio/glinsk/glinsk2005.htm   (224 words)

 eurovisionblog.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Thus the grandes dames of the Eurovision stage find themselves in the position of having to get through the semi-final first – and frankly we’re not sure they can do it.
is a downright bizarre effort – at first you think it’s going to be another big Irish ballad, but after a few seconds it swerves (rather abruptly, we thought) into uptempo territory, complete with some rather bitter lyrics about the downside of falling in love and some seriously shouty vocals from the McCaul siblings.
Hard to know what to make of it, ultimately – it could squeeze through the semis purely on the strength of it being Ireland, but we’re inclined to think they’ll miss out on the final this year.
www.eurovisionblog.com /index.php?m=20050430   (366 words)

 SPECIAL REPORT: THE NEW EUROPE: ... meanwhile, Britain struggles to Independent on Sunday, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ireland, which has dominated Eurovision over the years, saw its hopes of a record eighth win end early.
Siblings Donna and Joseph McCaul failed to make it past the semi-final.
The pair's song 'Love?' struck no chord with phone voters across Europe, and Ireland failed to qualify for the final for the first time in the history of the competition.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20050522/ai_n14636943   (352 words)

 Irish Post: Proud family: Donna and Joe didn’t let us down
Irish Post: Proud family: Donna and Joe didn’t let us down
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LOVE wasn’t enough for Irish Eurovision entrants Donna and Joseph McCaul.
www.irishpost.co.uk /email/email.asp?j=2276   (53 words)

 BreakingNews.ie - 2005/05/19: Bookies write off McCauls’ chances of Eurovision success
The bookmakers have reportedly written off Ireland's hopes of Eurovision success this year.
Reports this morning said the Irish entrants, Donna and Joseph McCaul, were not even expected to make it past the semi-final stage of the competition in Ukraine tonight.
The firm is also offering 2/1 against the McCauls making the 10-strong final line up on Saturday night.
archives.tcm.ie /breakingnews/2005/05/19/story203240.asp   (138 words)

 Review and synopsis of televions, tv programmes in Ireland and England
Still as unpredicatable as ever no matter what Louis Walsh or Shay Healy say.
Pity Donna and Joseph McCaul were picked by a sympathy vote for the little fella.
You're a Star is amateur night made more for pop ratings than competition.
www.munster-express.ie /050527/fun3.htm   (647 words)

International Herald Tribune The chief of Ukraine's security service has said that the country's former interior minister, Yuri Kravchenko,...
Online Ireland Donna and Joseph McCaul have won the final of 'You're a Star', which took place in the Helix tonight.
Al Jazeera Ukraine's ex-president Leonid Kuchma is expected to be questioned this week over the murder of an investigativ...
archive.wn.com /2005/03/08/1400/yalta   (684 words)

 TALKBOX, the wheresmeculture.com forum / Congratulations to Donna and Joseph McCaul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Well done and congratulations on Donna and Joseph McCaul The 'McCaul's winning the eurostar contest.
Well deserved and lets hope we do a little better this year...
and fair play to them to say they'll go out and support Donna and Joseph....
www.wheresmeculture.com /bb/viewtopic.php?id=489   (292 words)

 ireland.com - The Irish Times - ireland
Byelections: There were hugs and kisses all round in Maynooth yesterday as Fine Gael and Labour cemented their pre-election pact with a rare show of unity. p
Brother and sister duo Donna and Joseph McCaul confirmed their status as bookies' favourites by winning last night's final of the You're A Star talent competition. p
Green Party candidate says M3 route must avoid Tara
www.ireland.com /newspaper/ireland/2005/0307/index.html   (1321 words)

 Shaylyn the show. A celebration of Irish dance through the ages.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The group had a fantastic time in Luton and hope to return again soon.
Shaylyn members Lorraine Sweeney and Martha Gilheaney backing Irelands Eurovision hopefuls Donna and Joseph McCaul in the 2005 RTE finals of Your a Star.
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www.shaylyn.net /WhatsNew.html   (123 words)

 TV & Radio Bits - Eurovision 2005
Kaffe (Bulgaria) sung about 'Lorraine in the rain'
Ireland tried a more upbeat approach than in recent years with brother/sister duo Donna and Joseph McCaul - but they failed to make into the final
TV and RADIO BITS - bits and pieces about UK television and radio
www.tvradiobits.co.uk /eurovision/eurovision2005a.htm   (192 words)

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