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 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.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=9954   (2291 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 12, 2001 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The contest was won by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL who were representing Estonia with the song Everybody.
The event was eventually located in the soccer stadium Parken, which was the biggest ever to host a Eurovision Song Contest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2001   (532 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Uncyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest was invented in Scotland in 1682 by a wee crofter called Wullie Faifley.
The Eurovision Song Contest was cited in 1998 as the third most stressful life event, after the death of a spouse and a family trip to IKEA.
In 2006, the contest was won by Urho Kekkonen (1900-1986) as a side effect of the eventual freezing of hell.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (732 words)

Because it is the highest-profile event distributed by the network, the Song Contest itself is often simply called "Eurovision" (especially in the United Kingdom, which transmits fewer Eurovision Network broadcasts than most continental countries).
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.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/eurovision_song_contest.htm   (4923 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 /media/halloffame/eurovision-song-contest.asp   (702 words)

 eurovision song contest - eurosongonline.com , scenario creative services
Finnish government plans to support the Eurovision Song Contest financially have allegedly stirred up trouble amongst some institutions, which claim to have suffered as a result of the Eurovision budget pledge.
Finnish rock band Lordi, who won the Eurovision Song Contest this year with Hard rock hallelujah have received a gold disc for their album The Arockalpyse in Sweden.
YLE is to organise the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki.
www.eurosongonline.com   (110 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Eurovision Song Contest 2001 - Copenhagen: the Official Album of the Eurovision Song Contest: Music: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The quintessential Eurovision sound is no more apparent than on the single-syllable intro of Arnis Mednis' "Too Much" which morphs from Euro-pop to heavy rock then into what could be likened to early Steps.
All the songs from the 2001 contest including 16 year old Lindsay Dracass singing "No Dream Impossible" for the UK (should have finished higher in my opinion) and the cool winner from Estonia.
Some of the songs seem to be the national language versions, rather than the version performed in the proper contest, but I think that is only a plus (certainly in Denmark's case, where the original is better than the English version).
www.amazon.co.uk /Eurovision-Song-Contest-2001-Copenhagen/dp/B00005CBTN   (985 words)

 eurovisionlive.com | report from the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.arizona-gigapop.net)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This is Lys Assia — she won the first Eurovision Song Contest in history with “Refrain” for and in Switzerland 1956.
Eurovision was always worth to watch, especially because of the shrill and crazy people.
Another disadvantage this year is that the very good songs are all in the second half of the show, the slower and more boring song are in the beginning, this may have the effect that the non-Eurovision-lovers will turn their TV off, before the good songs are presented.
www.eurovisionlive.com.cob-web.org:8888 /englisch/archiv/2001/bericht.htm   (1485 words)

 EuroVision 2002
It was the Eurovision 2000 Song Contest I witnessed, and afterwards I decided to do some research on it, because I'd never heard of it.
The Contest provides a chance for new talent to prove themselves and launch their career, while using the universal language of music to bring all Europeans together for one night.
The interval between songs is precisely one minute, and the acts are unannounced.
www.tompgalvin.com /features/eurovision.htm   (1223 words)

 Casestory - Martin Professional delivers at Eurovision Song Contest 2001
That promise was fulfilled Saturday evening for the 46th Eurovision at Denmark’s national stadium, Parken, with one of the largest automated lighting rigs ever assembled for a single show anywhere in the world.
The contest was won by Estonia in a tight race with the Danish performers.
The Eurovision stage itself is enormous; a large and open platform surrounded by several video and projection screens with back light image and pattern projection provided by MAC 2000s.
www.martinpro.com /casestory/casestory.asp?id=305   (820 words)

 The Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Eurovision Song Contest (May 12th, 8 PM on BBC-1) put on by the European Broadcasting Union live from Copenhagen.
Each country submits one song and a jury (one year it was cab drivers) who then deliver their votes after the presentation of the songs from each of their home countries.
The rather jokey reputation the contest has is due to some of the mindless and instantly forgettable songs which have won in some years.
www.eskimo.com /~rkj/weekly/aa051000a.htm   (512 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest. The History
Rules of the first competition allowed to bring in participants a two songs maximum, and strongly recommended, that songs have been chosen in the public national ending participation to make competition so popular as far as it is possible.
The 48th Eurovision Song Contest of 2003 year has been lead in Riga, Latvia, in the SKONTO Olympic Hall on May, 24.
For the first time in history Eurovision Song Contest both comperies - Renars Kaupers and Marija N - in the past were participants Eurovision Song Contest of different years.
www.eurosong.ru /euro/aboutE.htm   (1432 words)

 eurovisionlive.com | United Kingdom 2001
Like every year the British try to show that Eurovision is a modern pop-music festival.
The song is a very good one, which can easily played by every radio station in the world.
Sad to say is that the end of the song is a little weird.
www.eurovisionlive.com /englisch/archiv/2001/uk.htm   (156 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest | Armenian Public Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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.
The Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast live in over 40 countries.
www.armtv.com /eurovision/eng/?sub=contest   (1971 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2001 quiz -- free game
Eurovision Song Contest : Eurovision Song Contest 2001
Name 4 of the countries that didn't score enough votes in 2001, and were thus ineligible for the 2002 contest.
Which countries tied to score the least amount of votes in Eurovision 2001, and how many was it?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=39056   (149 words)

 2001 Eurovision Song Contest
This site is the oldest Eurovision Site on the web, it appeared first in January 1996, and I know it shows its age, but I hope you'll find things to enjoy.
The organisers of the contest, the EBU, have now announced a change to the relegation rules this summer.
Videos of the songs can also be seen at http://www.omroep.nl/nos/songfestival/eurovisie/inleiding.html (this is where the stills are from) in addition to here at the Eurovision Database.
homepage.ntlworld.com /waterloo/2001/index.htm   (683 words)

 Fabrizio Faniello to represent Malta in Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Fabrizio Faniello has been chosen to represent Malta in the 51st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Greece on the 20th May 2006.
The band and singers performed five songs from the Beatles' vast repertoire as a tribute to John Lennon and W.A. Mozart.
After winning the Malta Song for Europe in 1998, she placed third in the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “The One that I Love”.
www.maltamedia.com /news/2005/oa/printer_8885.shtml   (597 words)

 Eurovision - All Final and Semifinal results for the Eurovision 2006 in Athens
We are the first posting the Eurovision final results and we want to thank all Eurovision Funs for you support.
We going to open a blog for Eurovision 2007 as many of you kindly requested but the main site you love will remain the same so you can find quick and easy information for the Eurovision Song Contest.
That is how we see it and we hope all of you see the annual Eurovision Song Contest as different cultures in Europe communicate with each other.
www.eurovision-contest.com   (299 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This "Grand Prix" name was adopted by the Francophone countries as well as Denmark and Norway, where the Contest became known as "Le Grand-Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne".
Each participating broadcaster is required to broadcast the show in its entirety: including all songs, voting and reprise, skipping only the interval act for advertising breaks if they wish.
A qualification round, known as the semi-final, was introduced for the 2004 Contest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (6936 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)

 Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007 | Eurovision Song Contest 2001 participants
Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Slovenia, Portugal, Lithuania and Greece returned to the contest, replacing the 7 countries with the lowest average result in th..
Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Slovenia, Portugal, Lithuania and Greece returned to the contest, replacing the 7 countries with the lowest average result in the past 5 contests.
Estonia won the contest for the first time, which was rather a surprise, as they weren't mentioned among the pre-contest favorites.
www.esctoday.com /annual/2001/participants.php   (261 words)

 .: Eurovision 2006 :.
From rock gods and pop goddesses on the stage to the comfort of your living room, SBS is proud to bring you the 51st Eurovision Song Contest from the Olympic Stadium's Indoor Arena in Athens.
There is no show like it in the world and this year's spectacular promises to be the best so far.
The official motto for Eurovision 2006 is Feel The Rhythm and we could not agree more.
www.sbs.com.au /eurovision   (136 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007 | Eurovision Square
31/Oct at 03:40 - On their penultimate UK tour date, 2006 Eurovision Song Contest winners, Lordi's 'Bringing back the balls to Europe' tour stopped off in Glasgow on Monday night, and esctoday.com was ready and waiting to cover the show.
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   (615 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   (1425 words)

 The Diggiloo Thrush
Our aim is to have the lyrics for all versions that are recorded by the original Eurovision artist, and translations for the main versions (e.g.
If a song title is followed by (*), it means that we're looking for its lyrics and/or translation.
If you want to help us and translate some ESC songs or spot a mistake somewhere, please use the contact form or send us an e-mail.
www.diggiloo.net   (204 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Winner 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This is the estimate of the scoreboard 12th May 2001, if we take into consideration the chart'01, the points given by the national juries (1982-2000), the singing languages, the sex of the entrant, the draw & the adventage of the host.
This is the estimate of the Scoreboard 12th May 2001
65 % of all points are based on the chart of ESC 2001.
www.kolumbus.fi /jarpen/winner01.htm   (260 words)

 Martin Geisler Online » Eurovision Song Contest, 2005
Their “Cool Vibes” song by the Vanilla Ninjas was okay, even though the text was a bit strange, containing a chorus with the text “Why did you kill me?”.
I don’t remember what the song was about, but I remember that there was some lively choreography where she was lifted up in the air several times.
Currently the danish selection for the eurovision song contest is running and Mikoline is watching with some interest.
mgeisler.net /eurovision-song-contest-2005   (556 words)

 The National State Teleradiocomany
Polina Smolova to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Tracks from the album, such as "Rain", "Song of love", "Fowler" were on the top of charts for a long period of time.
At the moment she is an artist in the Youth Pop Theatre and a soloist of the Orchestra of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
www.tvr.by /eng/eurovision2006.asp   (615 words)

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