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  Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | Eurovision News
We wish you all the best in organizing the contest in 2008, to be held on the 22nd and 24th of May. Stay tuned at esctoday.com for more detailed information.
With a monsterous victory, Finland didn't only win the 2006 competition, but was also awarded the organisation of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on 10th and 12th May 2007 in the capital Helsinki.
The 51st Eurovision Song Contest took place in Athens, which is the political, cultural and economic capital of Greece.
www.esctoday.com   (581 words)

  escforever.com | History of the Eurovision Song Contest
The rules of the first contest allowed the participants to enter a maximum of two songs each, and it was strongly recommended that the songs be selected at a national final involving the participation of the public, to render the contest as popular as possible.
The jury was to judge the contest from a small television screen and each jury member awarded a mark for each song, ranging from 1 to 10 in ascending order of merit, on a paper provided for the purpose.
The song obtaining the most points was awarded the “1956 Grand Prix of the Eurovision Song Contest”.
www.escforever.com /database.html   (492 words)

  Eurovision Song Contest - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among the famous performers to have graced the Eurovision stage are Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, The Shadows, Vicky Leandros, Olivia Newton John, t.A.T.u.
Following the dominance of English language songs, particularly Sweden's 1974 victory (with ABBA's "Waterloo"), a rule was passed in 1977 that the song had to be sung in one of the official languages of the performing country.
Many viewers of the contest view the event as a combination of camp entertainment and a musical train wreck (a fact played upon in the English-language broadcast with the sardonic BBC commentary of Terry Wogan) and a subculture of Eurovision song contest drinking games and the like has evolved in some countries.
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 eurovision song contest - eurosongonline.com , scenario creative services
The Eurovision's Song Contest stated mission is: "to stimulate the output of original high-quality songs in the field of popular music by encouraging competition between authors and composers through the international comparison of their work".
In 1976 the Song Contest's rules were changed to oblige countries to sing in their native languages.
Morten Arket of "A-Ha" co-presents the 1996 Eurovision in Oslo whilst Ronan Keating from "Boyzone" co-presents the 1997 Eurovision in Dublin.
www.eurosongonline.com /past_years/1.htm   (878 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eurovision song contest of the Eurovision song contest is an international music competition which is organized since 1956 yearly.
On the occasion of the 50-th Eurovision song of contest an art exhibit found in Kiev for the first time also under the title "We, the people of Eurovision..." instead of.
Of the Eurovision song contest produced in the course of his history meanwhile reaching round several decades numerous songs which became international success and sometimes Evergreens.
www.slotsch.de /english/html/eurovision_song_contest.html   (1167 words)

ONE of the unexpected pleasures of spending a sabbatical in Britain has been the chance to watch the Eurovision Song Contest, held the Saturday before last in Helsinki.
For those not familiar with this quirkiest of European traditions (which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary), the contest involves 42 “European” countries — Israel and Turkey are included, for example — each of which submits a song to be sung by a band of that nationality.
The rules governing the contest are a little strange, and so is the singing, which appears to emphasize camp over more conventional notions of quality.
www.eurovisioncovers.co.uk   (0 words)

 Derek Gatherer: Comparison of Eurovision Song Contest Simulation with Actual Results Reveals Shifting Patterns of ...
The voting patterns in the Eurovision Song Contest have attracted attention from various researchers, spawning a small cross-disciplinary field of what might be called 'eurovisiopsephology' incorporating insights from politics, sociology and computer science.
The pioneering study of the contest was carried out by Yair (1995) who used multidimensional social network analysis of the voting over the period 1975-1992, representing the period between the end of the Oil Crisis and the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht.
The contest now operates successfully on two levels, appealing equally to western post-modernists who revel in the very tastelessness and contempt for "serious" pop music that appalled the previous intellectual generation, and also to emerging states rediscovering the pan-European spirit of the contest's founders.
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /9/2/1.html   (7277 words)

 Abba - MSN Encarta
The band's first major hit was “Waterloo”, a winning entry for Sweden in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
By 1976, Abba was the most potent singles band in Europe, adding disco influences and synthesizers to its repertoire and topping the charts with singles such as “Mamma Mia”, “Fernando”, and “Dancing Queen”.
The fact that the group consisted of two romantically linked couples added a sentimental allure to their love songs, but as these relationships began to disintegrate (Bjorn and Agnetha filed for divorce in 1979, Benny and Frida followed suit in 1981), so the music became more sombre and introspective.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579876/Abba.html   (276 words)

 Wikipedia search result   (Site not responding. Last check: )
February 15 - The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
April 3 - The 21st Eurovision Song Contest 1976 is held in The Hague.
With Corry Brokken as the presenter, the contest is won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom, with their song Save Your Kisses For Me.
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 Eurovision Song Contest 1983 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 1983 was the 28th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on April 23, 1983 in Munich.
This was Luxembourg's fifth victory in the contest which equalled the record set by France in 1977.
Spain's Remedios Amaya presented a song which was a stark departure from popular tastes and conventional perception of melody and harmony.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1983   (374 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Incredibly, the cheese-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest has been running since 1956.
The original Eurovision Song Contest participants were Switzerland, West Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a uniquely European phenomenon that manages to be both dated and timeless at the same time.
entertainment.msn.co.uk /tv/EurovisionSongContestTrivia   (572 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1976 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 was the twenty-first Eurovision Song Contest and was held on April 3, 1976 in The Hague.
With Corry Brokken as the presenter, the contest was won by Brotherhood of Man who represented the United Kingdom, with their song "Save Your Kisses For Me".
Liechtenstein again attempted an entry into Eurovision, but as they had no broadcasting service yet, this was impossible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1976   (184 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest | Armenian Public Television   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inspired by the popular Italian San Remo Festival, the idea for the ESC was born during a meeting in Monaco in 1955 and adopted in Rome shortly after.
The Eurovision community of 36 participating member countries gathered ‘Under the same sky’ in Istanbul where Ruslana, a rising Ukrainian star dressed in leather and furs, won the contest with her wild dancers!
The Final of the 50th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 21 May at the Sports Palace (Palats Sportu) in Kyiv.
www.armtv.com /eurovision/eng/?sub=contest   (1969 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Part 1 quiz -- free game
I learned this song from my grandfather, he taught my father it, who taught it to me. Alive, the people of Israel are still alive'.
In 1969, due to a tie, four countries won the Eurovison Song Contest.
In 1974, the United Kingdom's BBC hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=178367   (476 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Abba win 'Eurovision 50th' vote
Original video recordings of the chosen songs, some in fl and white, were shown in the course of the show.
Ten of the songs were chosen by fans from all over Europe and the other four were a wildcard from the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group.
Other Eurovision stars who attended included Sandra Kim and the Olsen Brothers, as well as the first winner of the contest, Lys Assia, who represented the contest's host nation, Switzerland, with her song Refrain.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/4366574.stm   (330 words)

 Corrie Brokken   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1956-58 Corry represented Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest for three consecutive times managing to win with her second entry Net als toen.
The songs were popular in Netherlands but aren't that known anymore.
In 1988 she was inaugurated as the deputy judge of the city of Den Bosch.
www.geocities.com /canarialintu/artists/corrybrokken.html   (390 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Trivia, Contestant Galleries, Downloads - MSN Music UK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Daz Sampson finished 19th at the Eurovision Song Contest with 25 points.
Their song, Hard Rock Hallelujah, was loud enough to be heard on Mars.
In honour of the kitsch-fest, we've got trivia, downloads of classic Eurovision songs from years gone by and galleries of famous contestants from yesteryear.
entertainment.msn.co.uk /music/eurovision2006   (686 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - UKGameshows   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The song that gets the most votes wins, the writers and performers win some tatty gold medallions and the real prize is that the winning nation gets the honour to host the following contest next year.
So every year it purports to be a song contest, instead it tends to be a political needlematch.
But there's one thing an Eurovision synopsis wouldn't be complete without, the one Factor X that is Terry Wogan, he who has been commentating for the television viewers since the early seventies (for the more serious minded amongst you, put your telly on mute and listen to Ken Bruce on Radio 2).
www.ukgameshows.com /page/index.php/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (2352 words)

 Historical Milestones   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1973, with Anne-Marie David and the song "Tu te reconnaîtras".
Because Ruslana won the contest with the song ‘Wild Dances’, next year's contest will be held in Kiev in the Ukraine.
The Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast live in over 40 countries.
www.eurovision.tv /english/611.htm   (1938 words)

 Eurovision Greece 2006 - All Eyes on Anna
The promotion of "Everything," the song Anna Vissi will sing for Greece at the 2006 ESC, is underway in the Russian capital.
In the first show, she appeared along with Russia’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest Dima Bilan, who is also to sing a ballad.
As for the Eurovision Song Contest, she argued that she sees it as a great music festival rather than a contest!
www.eurovisionathens.gr /en/news.asp?ID=16212   (360 words)

 UK and "The Eurovision Song Contest" quiz -- free game
""The Eurovision Song Contest", as you know, is watched by millions of people each year in dozens of different countries, however for this quiz we are only concerned with UK participation."
In 1976 the UK won for the second time the song was 'Save Your Kisses For Me', the singers were Brotherhood of Man, but where was the contest held?
Cheryl Baker was one quarter of Bucks Fizz when they won the contest in 1981, three years earlier she had been part of which other Eurovision entry?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=92279   (465 words)

 United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976
The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1976.
It was held on February 25, 1976 and presented by Michael Aspel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_1976   (166 words)

 CNN.com - Entertainment - Estonia wins Eurovision Song Contest - May 13, 2001
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Estonia has won the 46th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Everybody" sung by the duo of Tanel Padar and Dave Benton.
This year's 23 countries took part in the contest staged in Copenhagen, Denmark, in front of a live audience of more than 40,000.
The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland when seven countries - Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France and Luxembourg each presented two songs.
archives.cnn.com /2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/12/eurovision   (346 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Today's issues | Eurovision song contest
This year's Eurovision song contest is being held in Riga this weekend.
Or linger on the recent relaxation of the language rules that mean that participants no longer need to sing in their native language.
The Eurovision song contest has been celebrating Europe's musical diversity, the spirit of friendly competition and Terry Wogan's genial broadcasting manner since 1956, when it was established to to promote peace and harmony in a Europe still recovering from the second world war.
www.guardian.co.uk /netnotes/article/0,6729,721508,00.html   (757 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Armenia
In 1989 Switerzerland’s entry was sung in Romansch and Lithuania’s song "Strazdas" was sung in a west-Lithuanian dialect.
Inspired by the popular Italian San Remo Festival, the idea for the ESC was born during a meeting in Monaco in 1955 and adopted in Rome shortly after.
The Final of the 50th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 21 May at the Sports Palace (Palats Sportu) in Kyiv.
www.eurovision.am /eng/?sub=history   (2014 words)

 51st EUROVISION Song Contest 2006 - eurosongonline.com , scenario creative services
Before re-entering the contest and winning with the song ‘Fangad av en stormvind’, Carola had had also taken part in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
Amaya, Jose, Roberto and Carlos take the applause for a song that only came second in the Eurovision Song Contest but was a best-seller in Europe and the US.
This song is said to be the best-selling Eurovision song ever – outselling even ‘Waterloo’ and ‘Eres tu’.
www.eurosongonline.com /2005/oct05/50_show.htm   (2055 words)

 BBC Radio 2 - Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision heads to Brighton and Katie Boyle makes her fourth appearance (with nothing on beneath her tight dress, she now admits).
Michael Aspel grabs the TV mic for commentary duties in The Hague, which sees the UK claiming a third Eurovision victory with the legendary dance routine and kitsch delight of Brotherhood Of Man's chart-topping, 'Save Your Kisses For Me'.
BBC Radio 1 hands the Eurovision baton to Radio 2 leaving them with exclusive audio coverage in the UK.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/eurovision/2006/the_show/history70s.shtml   (525 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dutch singer and Eurovision veteran, Corry Brokken returned to the contest, this time as a presenter.
Romina sang with her husband, Al Bano, but the pair never bettered their performance this year, despite returning to the contest in 1985.
It was a year of bad luck for Lichtenstein: the country was all set to take part in the contest with singer Biggi Bachmann due to sing “Little Cowboy.” But then the EBU refused to let them take part.
www.eurovision.tv /english/history_1976_the_hague.htm   (239 words)

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