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  Eurovision Song Contest - JewtunesWiki
Bizarrely, the UK's song was chosen after the date of the international final but the EBU adopted the idea of contacting the international juries by telephone and this was introduced in 1957 and used until 1993.
In 1978, Norway's "Mil etter mil" by Jahn Teigen.
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 UK 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.
wiki.jewtunes.net /index.php?title=Eurovision_Song_Contest   (3345 words)

 ipedia.com: Eurovision Song Contest Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 2002 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday 26 June, 2002, hosted by Annely Peebo, an opera singer, and Marko Matvere, an actor.
The 2003 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Riga, Latvia on Saturday 24 May, 2003, hosted by Marie N, the singer who won the ESC 2002, and Renars Kaupers, a singer whose group competed in the ESC 2000.
By the 1960s, entries were limited to one song per country (participation in the contest had almost doubled), and the songs had to be sung in one of the national languages of the country.
www.ipedia.com /eurovision_song_contest.html   (1496 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision is the television network supervised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and was established in the early 1950s to serve two functions: to share the costs of programming with international interest between the broadcasting services of member nations, and to promote cultural appreciation and identification throughout western Europe.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a long, live Saturday evening showcase of pop music talent that typically ranges from the indescribably bad, through the insufferably indifferent, to a few catchy little numbers.
In estimating the significance of the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps less attention should be given to its bloated festivity or the derivative nature of the contenders' music.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/E/htmlE/eurovisionso/eurovisionso.htm   (1015 words)

 United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978
The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1978.
It was held on March 31, 1978 and presented by Terry Wogan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_1978   (119 words)

 Eurovisie Songfestival - The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives
Initially, this song was to be sung by showbizz-duo Nicole and Hugo, but they had to forfeit because of jaundice.
With her 13 years the youngest winner of the song contest ever (a record that is safe from being broken, cause the current regulations impose a minimum-age of 16).
The song was by the Belgian Dutchman Stef Bos.
houbi.com /belpop/groups/eurosong.htm   (1082 words)

 Hall of Fame / The Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision is unique, a festival of music by performers from an ever-increasing number of nations, allowing the public to select “a song for Europe”.
Eurovision took place for the first time in Lugano, Switzerland in 1956, and was inspired by the popular San Remo Festival.
An estimated 100 million people tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest at The NIA, Birmingham but to stage the three hour extravaganza, broadcast live to 36 countries, the BBC actually took up residence for two weeks, using every available space in the arena.
www.necgroup.co.uk /visitor/halloffame/eurovision-song-contest.asp   (702 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)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Eurovision Song Contest
Started in 1956, this European song contest is held annually in May. The contest is intended to encourage the production of high-quality music through international comparison.
Each participating country chooses a contestant through a national competition.
During the live telecast of the European final the winner is chosen by televoting, in which the viewers vote by telephone.
encarta.msn.com /media_701500941/Eurovision_Song_Contest.html   (65 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Eurovision Song Contest - Teaching the world to sing
This cherishing of international ineptness is possibly not what the creators of Eurovision had in mind when the contest first sprang to life in Geneva in 1956.
For decades, Eurovision has struggled with the unwieldiness of staging a contest involving a maximum of a mere 37, changing the rules on an almost yearly basis to prevent chaos and disputes.
The Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast live on BBC 1 tomorrow at 8pm.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=853&id=559762002   (1277 words)

 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST | OIKOTIMES.COM | Spain - Mocedades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We think that there are more factors that affect winning the contest than the language, but it is true that in Europe, the English is before the Spanish, and that many countries that won singing in English would not have won singing in their language.
Although "Eres tú" did not win the Eurovision Song Contest, it was selected as one of the 14 favourites Eurovision songs of all times.
If it was a show of songs without them being put to the vote or having a winner, it would be very positive for renowned artists, but with the system nowadays, we relieve it is better for newcomers.
www.oikotimes.com /site/index.php?id=2513   (2055 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1978 participants | Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Eurovision presenter Moira Shearer has died (25)
Israel won the contest and received 5 consecutive 12 point-votes which is still a Eurovision record.
For the first time the contest was hosted by two people.
www.esctoday.com /annual/1978/participants.php   (330 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Eurovision nul points hall of fame
A total of 34 songs have been ignored by juries and audiences since the contest began.
He was the star attraction on a Euro Song cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen in 2001 and his latest CD went gold in his home country.
She is still a moderate star in Switzerland, singing and dancing in a winter circus the year after her Eurovision appearance.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/2940682.stm   (489 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lebanon has decided to withdraw from the 2005 Eurovision song contest in order to avoid airing the Israeli song on local television, the European Broadcasting Union confirmed Friday.
However, the EBU remained apprehensive and sought assurances that the upcoming contest would be broadcast in full, including the Israeli song.
Notably, in the 1978 contest Jordanian television refrained from broadcasting Israel’s song, instead opting to air photos of flowers.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3060242,00.html   (274 words)

 Eurovision on DMC
The first broadcast via Eurovision as it became known, was from Rome by the Pope, in 1954.
Eurovision Song Contest, Congresgebouw, The Hague, Netherlands, 1976.
The 40th Eurovision Song Contest, and the logo was slightly darkened.
www.iol.ie /~dmcahill/eurovision.html   (918 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2004
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004 will be the 49th Eurovision.
It is scheduled to be held in Turkey on May 12th and May 15th 2004.
It will be the first Eurovision to be a two-day event, with one qualifying round held on a Wednesday and one grand finale held on Saturday.
www.news-server.org /e/eu/eurovision_song_contest_2004.html   (141 words)

 Historical Milestones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Because Ruslana won the contest with the song ‘Wild Dances’, next year's contest will be held in Kiev in the Ukraine.
The Final of the 50th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 21 May at the Sports Palace (Palats Sportu) in Kyiv.
The Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast live in over 40 countries.
www.eurovision.tv /english/611.htm   (1938 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Bucks Fizz - the Band
Bucks Fizz were a band manufactured to perform the 1981 British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.
She came from a theatrical family; her dad was a comedian, her mother an ex-dancer before becoming her husband's straight 'man', and her brother had actually been to Eurovision the year before Bucks Fizz with the band Prima Donna.
The song was performed as a 1950s style rock 'n' roll dance with the girls dressed in knee-length circular satin skirts.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/A762581   (1181 words)

 israelinsider: politics: Hopes high and security tight as Sarit Hadad makes Eurovision bid
the Eurovision contest brings together singers and performers from across Europe in an annual event, the winner of which is determined by a vote of viewers and special judging committees in the various countries.
At the request of reporters, Hadad spontaneously performed a song in Arabic and was received with applause throughout the auditorium.
She was born in 1978, the youngest of a family of seven.
www.israelinsider.com /channels/politics/articles/pol_0146.htm   (770 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 Trivia and Fun Facts about The Eurovision Song Contest
Italy boycotted the 1981 Eurovision Song contest, saying that it was too old fashioned, while the following year France ducked out saying that the cost was too great for such mediocre results.
Finland, not to be outdone by their Scandanavian neighbours scored nul points in the 1982 competition with a song protesting about the building of a nuclear power station.
The youngest ever winner of the Eurovision Song contest was 13 year old Sandra Kin from Belgium in 1986.
www.comedy-zone.net /triviazone/music/page3.htm   (424 words)

 Talk CSI: ESC 2005 - Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Katie Boyle - The legendary Katie has hosted the Contest four times - firstly from the Royal Festival Hall in 1960, in 1963 from the brand spanking new BBC Television Centre, the 30th Contest in 1968 from the Royal Albert Hall and ABBA's winning year 1974 from The Dome in Brighton.
The song set a record for the highest number of points scored in the Contest Katrina has now split from the Waves.
Scoreboard - Regardless of the songs, the scoreboard is the main attraction at the Contest.
talk.csifiles.com /showflat.php?Board=csiMISC&Number=125793   (3235 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1969
The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 was the 14th Eurovision, it was held in Madrid, Spain on March 29th and the presenter was Laurita Valenzuela[?].
There were four winners of this Eurovision (As there was no rule for a tie at this time.); Frida Boccara[?] with Un Jour Un Enfant[?], Lennie Kuhr[?] with De Troubadour, Salome with Vivo Cantando[?] and Lulu with Boom Bang A Bang[?].
Each Country had 10 Jury Members who each decided the best song and each awarded 1 point.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/eu/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1969.html   (98 words)

 DVDs of the Eurovision Song Contest ralleklein@gmx.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In addition to that you have all the information about the songs, the authors, writers and the scoreboard with a detailed list of the given points for each country and each year.
A DVD for every Eurovision Song Contest TV show is also available (except 1957 and 1964 - these only Audio Live CDs).
Select about 40 of your favourite Eurovision songs and you’ll get these acts on DVD, no matter which year, no matter which song.
members.aol.com /ralleklein/english.htm   (322 words)

 [No title]
Eurovision Song Contest after winning the competition held Wednesday night to select the country's entry.
Maimon, who sang “Hasheket Shenishar” (“The Quiet Left Behind”) has no plans to add English lyrics to the version of the song she will perform at the Eurovision contest.
Israel has won the contest three times, most recently in 1998 when Dana International performed the song "Diva." The other Israeli winners were Izar Cohen and Alpha-Beta with the song "A-ba-ni-bi" (1978) and Gali Atari and Milk & Honey with Hallelujah (1979).
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3053489,00.html   (312 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest Page
For all those people who are interested in the Eurovision Song Contest (both adult and junior version), here are the results with songs, artists and score results.
The 50th Anniversary programme from the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark (the venue of the 2003 Junior Eurovision) was shown on 22 October 2005.
Visit Gina G's new website (She is also in the UK Final of the 2005 Eurovision).
www.myledbury.co.uk /eurovision   (1077 words)

 Jewish Current Issues: Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest
Israel finished unexpectedly high in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) early on Sunday, taking fourth place among the 39 nations that competed.
Al Bawaba http://www.albawaba.com/en/news/181808 notes that Lebanon was expected to take part for the first time in the contest this year “represented by talented [and beautiful] singer Aline Lahoud.
Jad Rahbani, a Lebanese musician who composed the song Lahoud was to sing, said the withdrawal from Eurovision was "another blow" for Lebanon.
jpundit.typepad.com /jci/2005/05/israel_at_the_e.html   (751 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Turkey and Denmark took part in the contest; Malta and the former Yugoslavia had to stay at home.
It was the first time Eurovision was beamed live to Dubai and Jordan.
Big names were at the contest this year, despite all achieving only moderate success at Eurovision.
www.eurovision.tv /english/history_1978_paris.htm   (306 words)

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