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  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.
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  Eurovision Song Contest 1979 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on March 31, 1979 in Jerusalem.
Representing Israel, Gali Atari and Milk and Honey were the winners of this Eurovision with the song, Hallelujah.
At one point before the contest Turkey was going to participate but they withdrew.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1979   (165 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest - Table - MSN Encarta
Eurovision Song Contest - Table - MSN Encarta
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.
During the live telecast of the European final the winner is chosen by televoting, in which the viewers vote by telephone.
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 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 competed in the ESC 2000.
Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest is an accorded to the winners of the previous -- although it means that the winner's broadcaster actually incurs heavy expenses as a of winning and this has led to that some nations deliberately choose substandard acts as to ensure they do not win.
www.freeglossary.com /Eurovision_Song_Contest   (1413 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some 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 has evolved in some countries.
As mentioned previously, the Eurovision Song Contest was the central focus of an episode of Father Ted.
Monty Python's Parody of the Eurovision Song Contest, "The Europolice Song Contest"
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (4028 words)

  
 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.
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.
Eurovision fans voted online for their ten favourite Eurovision songs of all time, and the EBU added four more of their own selection.
wiki.jewtunes.net /index.php?title=Eurovision_Song_Contest   (3341 words)

  
 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 contest accepts Israeli song - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eurovision Song Contest organizers said Wednesday they have approved this year's Israeli entry, despite earlier statements that it had an inappropriate message and might be banned.
Eurovision Song Contest organizers said Wednesday, March 14, 2007, they have approved the group's entry, despite earlier statements that it had an inappropriate message and might be banned.
Two weeks ago, Ekholm said the message of the song, which has been interpreted as a jab at Iran's hard-line president and his country's nuclear program, was "not appropriate for the competition" and might be banned.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2007/03/14/eurovision_contest_accepts_israeli_song   (349 words)

  
 Eurovision contest may ban Israeli entry - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eurovision Song Contest organizers said Thursday they might ban this year's Israeli entry, "Push the Button," because they say it has an inappropriate political message.
The song, to be performed at the contest in Helsinki in May, overwhelmingly won Israel's competition Wednesday.
The song warns about the dangers of nuclear war, but in an interview with the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, band members denied that the song is about Iran, calling that "absurd."
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2007/03/01/eurovision_contest_may_ban_israeli_entry   (246 words)

  
 EJP | News | Germany | Jewish youth in Germany preparing for Eurovision song contest
A jury of 12 adult musicians were responsible for choosing a winner -and hey modelled their appraisals in much the same way as in the Eurovision contest.
Eurovision is the song contest in which European nations battle it out to win the prize of European song-of-the-year.
Despite the fun and effort put into the Machane contest, the local groups do not expect to be discovered for the originality of their songs.
www.ejpress.org /article/7115   (528 words)

  
 United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
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.
Some 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 has evolved in some countries.
Even though the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was approved by the EBU, it hasn't been very successful, and has generally had unsatisfactory audience ratings, particularly in the United Kingdom, where from 2004 it was only shown on digital channel ITV2.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/eurovision_song_contest.htm   (4923 words)

  
 The 70s - (1970 - 1979)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Karina's song was conducted by Waldo de los Rios who also scored a European hit at the time of the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with his rendition of Mozart's Symphony No. 40.
In 1972, Vicky won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song ‘Après toi’ with 128 points ahead of the UK’s representatives the New Seekers in 2nd.
In the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest in London, Marie Myriam was awarded 136 points and first place with her traditional ballad ‘L’oiseau et l’enfant’ by Joe Gracy and Jean-Paul Cara.
www.eurovision.tv /english/1841.htm   (4583 words)

  
 EJP | News | Western Europe | Israel fails to impress at Eurovision song contest
The contest was won by Finland's Lordi, a death metal band, with their song Hard Rock Hallelujah.
Butler's song was a rhythm ballad with a gospel influence.
The country first entered the Eurovision song contest back in 1973 with the song Eysham performed by Ilanit, which finished in fourth place.
www.ejpress.org /article/8430   (622 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest Record Book- The show
With the change of rules (one song per country) the year after, but three new countries a number of 10 participating songs was reached in the 1957 contest in Frankfurt, Germany.
The 1961 contest was the first one to take place on a Saturday, but in 1962 for once it was held on a Sunday again.
Except for the first contest, held on 24 May, until 1977 the ESC was usually held in March, sometimes in April.
eurovision.tummiweb.com /show.html   (1054 words)

  
 BBC - Eurovision Song Contest - History
Eurovision is actually the name given to the Europe-wide TV distribution network run by the European Broadcasting Union.
The Eurovision Song Contest was first staged in Switzerland in 1956.
And because there are more countries than slots available at the song contest, there's an elimination procedure, based around how well you've done over the last few years.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/eurovision/2003/history   (344 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”.
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.
During ‘Eurovision Week’, British entrant Imaani and fellow competitors were able to relax with a packed social programme featuring a shopping evening, civic receptions, trips to local attractions and themed music nights.
www.necgroup.co.uk /visitor/halloffame/eurovision-song-contest.asp   (702 words)

  
 Lou Hoffner on the 48-th Eurovision Song Contest 2003.
In 1979, in the age of 16 years, having finished high school, Lou had got enough knowledge to begin work as assistant in a drugstore in town Bruchsal which is located in Southwest Germany.
In the spring of 2001, during hosting of the finals in Germany for Eurovision Song Contest, Lou could show all her talents to all interested persons at last.
Contest in Kiel and Riga is the most important for me. Ralph had communicated with me just before Christmas and had told to me, that he and Bernd have written a very specific thing.
www.eurosong.ru /euro/euro2003/participants/lou_2003E.htm   (1621 words)

  
 ::doteurovision:: Eurovision 1990 - The Winner
As a result, he joined a local pop band and was taught to play the acordian, at the age of thirteen he entered and came third in a local contest.
Toto began writing his own material in 1975, his first successes were in France, where a song called "Africa" is translated by Joe Dassin under the title of "L'eté Indien" - it went on to be an international hit.
In 1979 Toto produces and writes his first album, entitled "Voglio l'anima", although he still isn't confident enough to perform his own material and lets other singers take the honours.
www.doteurovision.com /1990/toto.htm   (451 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.
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 ::::: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2006 on STAR RADIO ::::: Listen Online to all the Eurovision songs on STAR RADIO
The Eurovision Song Contest, which has a great tradition and heritage going back to 1956, is one of the very few truly pan-European television programmes.
Her song for the Eurovision is "Alvedansen" which she describes as a "majestic folksong with lots of use of violins." She has co-written both the music and the lyrics with her production team from 'Sounds Familiar' in Bergen.
She is representing once again Sweden at the Eurovsion song contest with the song “Invincible”, she was followed closely by the talented new group "Bodies without organs" (a hit group on Star Radio since several months now) who failed the win againt Carola.
www.star-radio.net /eurovision.htm   (3041 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest - UKGameshows
The Eurovision Song Contest, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Gameshow on Earth" is an international institution.
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.
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   (2342 words)

  
 ::::: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2004 on STAR RADIO ::::: Listen Online to all the Eurovision songs on STAR RADIO
This year's Eurovison song contest was held in Istanbul on the 15th of May and 36 countries from various cultures and religions contested for the Grand Prix united "under the same sky" - theme of this year's Eurovison contest; the winner was UKRAINE with 'Wild Dances'.
Contrary to the theories made up by certain record companies, ATHENA 's ska sound and songs were welcomed by the local record-buying public so much so that the title song of the album was adapted and sung as a march by football supporters of all ages at stadiums.
In 2000 the "A&K" duo became a prizewinner in the national TV contest of young talented performers and was rewarded with a chance to record their debut album in the studio of the National State Teleradiocomany of the Republic of Belarus.
www.star-radio.net /eurovision2004.htm   (6541 words)

  
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He is composer of more than 500 of the most popular Israeli songs and composes music for films, show and dances.
He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with his song "Hallelujah" which was sung by the group Milk & Honey.
In 1985 he again participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with his own song "Oleh oleh".
www.songcontest.nl /SongText/?ID=6220   (302 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest 1985
On 30th March 1985 the Norwegian national final of Eurovision Song Contest, called Melodi Grand Prix, was arranged in Oslo.
Anita Skorgan`s self-composed song "Karma", with lyrics by Lars Kilevold and the Abba-conductor Anders Eljas’ arrangements, was by many chosen to be a favorite.
She had earlier won 3 Norwegian finales, 1977 with "Casanova", 1979 with "Oliver” and 1982 with "Adieu", in duet with Jahn Teigen.
www.hemsida.net /bettan/Bobbysocks/Biografi/eurovisionsongcontest1985eng.html   (996 words)

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