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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 - MSN Encarta
Eurovision Song Contest, annual competition broadcast on television across Europe to choose the best pop song from single entries put forward by each participating country (now numbering more than 20).
The contest was devised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU, a consortium of state-owned broadcasting companies) in 1956, and was designed to exploit the new potential for linking television broadcasts across Europe for live transmissions, the broadcasting centres being connected at that time by permanent landlines.
Successful Eurovision music, shaped by its need to appeal across a wide range of national musical cultures, has always had its own character, little touched by the various stylistic strands of mainstream Anglo-American rock that have been the dominant force in popular music over the second half of the 20th century.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781538828/Eurovision_Song_Contest.html   (384 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 Song Contest
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)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Up until 2003, participation in the Eurovision Song Contest was dependant on a country having performed with a reasonable amount of success for the previous few years.
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 - 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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 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)

 Eurovision Song Contest Record Book- The show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
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 ::::: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2005 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 and is watched by up to 100 million people every year.
In 2002 Constantinos was again in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn, Estonia, as the leader singer of ONE representing Cyprus with the song ‘Gimme’ and reaching the 6th place.
She was asked to sing a song for the Dutch National Song Contest and felt that she had "nothing left to lose".
www.star-radio.net /eurovision2005.htm   (7155 words)

 2007 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST | OIKOTIMES.COM share the passion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Eurovision Song Contest 2005 I was one of the Back-Up juries from Malta too.
The promotion for themselves, their song and their country would be one of the most exciting things, I think!  …And all the preparations for just a 3-minute song.
I believe that the 3-minutes performance of your song on the final day is very important and also the impact that you leave on the audience watching you will surely affect the result.
www.oikotimes.com /site/index.php?id=7158   (1747 words)

 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » Eurovision Song Contest 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the forty-ninth Eurovision Song Contest and took place on May 12, 2004 and May 15, 2004, in Istanbul, Turkey.
It was the first Eurovision Song Contest to be a two-day event, with one qualifying round held on a Wednesday and the grand finale held on the following Saturday.
Some commentators suggested that, true to Eurovision tradition, her victory could be attributed more to her dance routine and revealing attire than to the quality of the song.
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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.
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.
In 2006 the format of the Eurovision Song Contest was sold to an American Broadcaster in order to compete with American Idol in the ratings.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/eurovision_song_contest.htm   (4923 words)

 Eurovision 2005
She described the song as 'a tailor-made suit that gave her goose bumps'.
When she won the National Song Contest in February 2005, she said she truly believes in the message of the song 'My Impossible Dream'.
Glennis Grace has a deep admiration for Celine Dion (who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 for Switzerland with the song 'Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi') for her versatility.
en.eurovision.kyivstar.net /who/netherlands.jsp   (569 words)

 Nemiroff | Eurovision 2005 | Eurovision Song Contest History
Due to the fact that the number of potentially interested participants in the contest exceeded the total allowed number of contestants in the past years, a new selection procedure with a semi final and a final was introduced in 2004.
She will probably remain the youngest winner of Eurovision as according to the current rules participants must be aged at least 16 on the day of the corresponding contest final.
According to previous events, up to 2000 journalists are expected to cover the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest and up to 100 million viewers across Europe and in countries further a field watch the live televised contest every year.
www.ev2005.nemiroff.ua /eng/history.html   (798 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Review - Nation shall sing unto nation - don't say you weren't warned [with 2002 ...
The Eurovision Song Contest was the brainchild of a Frenchman who saw it as a way of uniting the nations of post-war Europe.
Being runner-up is in effect winning, as it means you do as well as you can without having to blow a few million quid/francs/escudos from your broadcasting budget to stage the whole kaboodle on your home ground the next year.
Having just watched the 47th contest at Tallinn, Estonia, I regret to say Tel seems to be mellowing in his advancing years.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /musical-events/eurovision-song-contest/257393   (1172 words)

 TIMEeurope.com | Euro treasure .. or Eurotrash? - 05/27/02
The contest is to music what figure skating is to the Olympics — unabashedly camp, enduringly popular and dubiously judged.
The European Broadcasting Union, Eurovision's founder, says the mission is to "contribute to the creation of high- level" pop songs with a TV special.
Austria's Manuel Ortega, who will sing Say a Word in Tallinn, says the contest "is a huge opportunity to present my song in front of millions of people." That may be the only time most of them will hear it, since few Eurovision songs top charts outside their home markets.
www.time.com /time/europe/magazine/2002/0527/eurovision/story.html   (491 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Eurovision braced for heavy metal
Texas Lightning are a country and western fivesome, and the first such act to try their luck at the song contest.
In 1991, Carola won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden, beating France by the narrowest of margins.
Armenia's official Eurovision website is urging its sizeable communities living abroad to vote for their song and land them a place in the grand final.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/4906784.stm   (977 words)

 Eurovision Winner - How To Win The Eurovision Song Contest
The winner every year is the one that gets some points from all of the participating countries rather than 12 points from only a few.
Here is the formula for creating a Eurovision Song Contest winner, i.e.
General public in each country, who are not experts in music, give points to songs by televoting.
www.eurovisionwinner.com /performer.html   (150 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   (2328 words)

 escforever.com | Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He sang the song that won him the contest.
Canadian-born Dion would become a huge star thanks to the contest, though she was criticised on the night for her wild hairstyle.
The Dutch entry was the first Eurovision song which was later released as a Double A-Side.
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 Eurovision song contest | Today's issues | Guardian Unlimited
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   (766 words)

 Hard rock hallelujah: Finnish rockers Lordi win Eurovision Song Contest - Arts & Leisure - International Herald ...
Bosnia-Herzegovina's Hari Mata Hari was third in the contest, which was decided by phone and text message votes from viewers in 38 European countries.
The phantasmagoric Finns, who scandalized some compatriots when their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" was chosen to represent the Nordic nation, was the surprise hit of the competition.
Greek contestant Anni Vissi, who drew the biggest cheers from the Athens crowd, finished a disappointing ninth.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/05/22/news/web.0521eurovision.php   (724 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest,Athens 2006 - Page 2 - Official Anna Kournikova Message Boards
It's not the Olympics: It's the Eurovision Song Contest, the annual kitsch extravaganza, known for its bland dance music and bubble-gum pop, that sees acts from 24 countries face off before tens of millions of television viewers.
But in a stunning upset for the contest that launched the Swedish group ABBA, a Finnish metal band with monster masks and apocalyptic lyrics won the contest late Saturday.
Regarded by many as the contest good taste forgot, Eurovision is adored by fans of camp everywhere.
www.kournikova.com /community/showthread.php?p=182247   (819 words)

 Q&A Six Things You Should Know Before Entering a Talent Contest
Winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 helped propel Celine Dion to international stardom, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest is prestigious as well.
Televised contests often require that you choose from a list, or they may have songs written for the competition that finalists will be expected to perform.
If the contest is televised and a song you've written becomes popular because of your performance, you stand to make a sizeable amount of money in royalties.
www.musicbizadvice.com /before_entering_talent_contest.htm   (696 words)

 RTÉ Television: 50th Anniversary of Eurovision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
10 of the songs have been chosen by fans from all over Europe and 4 songs were chosen as wildcards from the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group.
The show will be broadcast to more than 25 countries all over Europe, and during the night the European viewers will televote to choose the most popular song of the last 50 years of Eurovision Song Contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest stars, including Johnny Logan, Eimear Quinn, Linda Martin, Riverdance, The Olsen Brothers and pop celebrities like Ronan Keating will perform spectacular medleys of the most loved, most popular and most memorable moments from the Eurovision Song Contest.
www.rte.ie /tv/50eurovision   (305 words)

 CBC.ca Arts - Finland's Lordi monster hit at Eurovision
The Eurovision Song Contest, which pits European countries against one another in a bid to produce the top song, was seen by about 150 million television viewers.
The Eurovision Song Contest, held in Athens and hosted this year by Greek pop singer Sakis Rouvas and Access Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos, has been held annually since 1956 and has a kind of camp appeal for European viewers.
The Eurovision title entitles the winner to a trophy shaped like an ancient Greek column, but is no guarantee of stardom.
www.cbc.ca /arts/story/2006/05/21/eurovision-win.html   (1494 words)

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