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  Eurovision Song Contest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held between active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), in which participating countries each submit a song to be performed on live television; then proceed to cast votes for the other countries' songs, in order to find the most popular song in the competition.
Countries may select their songs by any means they wish: whether it be an internal decision made by the participating broadcaster, or a public contest which allows the country's public to televote between several songs.
The impact that the Contest has on the host city is inversely proportional to its size: in Riga 2003, the city centre was virtually taken over by Eurovision delegates as they spent their week in the Latvian capital.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (6878 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)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fifty-first Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on the 18 May 2006 (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final).
The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens were popular Greek singer Sakis Rouvas (the Greek representative at Eurovision in 2004) and the Greek-American television presenter and actress, Maria Menounos.
After the Contest, EBU officials that the overall ratings for the Semi-Final were 35% higher than in 2005, and for the Final had risen by 28%.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2006   (1439 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the fiftieth edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine.
The contest took place on 19 May 2005 for the semifinal and 21 May 2005 for the final.
The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev were television presenter Maria "Masha" Efrosinina and DJ Pavlo "Pasha" Shylko.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2005   (819 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
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.
However, the contest is considered a unique showcase for launching the host country as a tourist destination, and for the summer of 2005 to coincide with its hosting of the ESC, Ukraine even abolished its normal visa requirements for tourists.
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 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision centre | news > article
The song is called The light in our soul and is one of the songs of her latest album Proteraioteta, wich is still a huge success in Greece.
The song was supposed to be one of the four songs in the 2005 Greek national final, but it was disqulified since it was published by another singer a few months ahead of the the cut off date to enter the Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision, the EBU logo, the heart logo and the singing child logo are registered trademarks of the European Broadcasting Union and thus copyrighted.
www.esctoday.com /news/print/4873   (346 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   (726 words)

 The Eurovision Song Contest
The main reason for this expansion is the increasing number of EBU Members wishing to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
When asked if the ESC might eventually turn into "Worldvision", as this year’s contest will be aired in Australia, Sarah Yuen told the press that the contest will continue to be broadcast across continents, but at the present time there are no plans to transform it into a worldwide contest.
The 48th annual Eurovision Song Contest, with contestants from 26 participating countries, is taking place in Riga, Latvia for the first time.
www.ebu.ch /news/press_archive/press_breves_2003_120_esc1.php   (627 words)

 eurovision song contest - eurosongonline.com , scenario creative services
YLE is to organise the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki.
They have been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1961 but had never managed to rank higher than in seventh place until now.
In fact, their performances in the ESC during these last years were all but good.
www.eurosongonline.com   (273 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DEATH rockers Lordi ushered in a new era in Eurovision music this weekend when the grotesquely masked Finns took the song contest by storm.
AS IF once a year were not enough, the Eurovision Song Contest was last night preparing to...
LEBANON has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest because an Israeli is competing...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=853   (456 words)

 Junior Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005, which will be held on 26 November in the Belgian city of Hasselt, now has its own official logo.
The official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website, www.junioreurovision.tv, is currently being updated with the new design and information to reflect this year's event.
The 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be a high quality music show, co-produced on behalf of the EBU by VRT and RTBF, the public broadcasters of the Flemish and French-speaking communities of Belgium.
www.junioreurovision.tv /english/1287.htm   (261 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   (1225 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Songwriting: Contests: Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eurovision 2005 Song Contest Lyrics - Lyrics for the 39 countries' songs that participated in 2005.
Eurovision Song Contest - A display of past Eurovision record covers and sleeves, table of all results since 1975, "the best and the worst", table of 1975-2000 voting results, trivia, and an on-going poll on the current contestants.
Eurovision Song Contest National Finals - Details of the National Finals held in most contesting countries.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Songwriting/Contests/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (455 words)

 Dolby | News and Events
The song contest, which was held in Palats Sportu, Kiev’s biggest indoor sport and concert venue, was made available in surround sound to broadcasters around the world.
The Eurovision Song Contest is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year.
The Eurovision Song Contest was produced by a consortium of broadcasters under the guidance of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
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 The Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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: Date officially set for 2005 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The EBU has officially confirmed the dates for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.
In an e-mail from EBU contest co-ordinator, Svante Stockselius stated, “The dates for the next Eurovision Song Contest have now been officially decided.
result of the victory by Ruslana and her song “Wild dances” in Istanbul in May. The venue for next years Eurovision Song Contest will be announced later.
www.doteurovision.com /phpnews/news.php?action=fullnews&id=347   (224 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1983
The Eurovision Song Contest 1983 was the 28th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on April 23, 1983 in Munich.
Corinne Hermes was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, Si La Vie Est Cadeau.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.ufaqs.com /wiki/en/eu/Eurovision%20Song%20Contest%201983.htm   (88 words)

 Doteurovision : The Latest from the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Reference Group met in Helsinki this weekend and reported that everything appeared to be on or ahead of schedule for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group plans to meet in Helsinki at the start of September.
Andorra is hoping to change its fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest when it enters the long-running competition for the fourth time in 2007.
www.doteurovision.com   (307 words)

 Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 - Thurs 17 + Sat 19 May
Fabrizio shines at Eurovision final dress rehearsal -
Malta Song for Europe 2006 finalists announced -
www.eurovisionmalta.com   (151 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 2005 - MALTA :: Chiara
This was Chiara's second appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest, a first for any Maltese singer.
The contest, which has been broadcast every year since 1956 in the majority of European countries, holds the record as the longest-running annual programme on TV.
Over these pages we document several aspects of this popular song contest on the Internet, including lyrics and downloadable MP3s, streaming audio and video, as well as the latest news reports from MaltaMedia.com, and much more.
www.eurovisionmalta.com /2005/esc   (343 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Eurovision Song Contest: Riga 2003: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I love Eurovision, and I had always thought it a shame that I would not be likely to hear many of the songs after event.
A number of songs are really catchy, staying in your mind after a listen.
I really love the entries from Iceland, Germany, Russia (this song is not typically Eurovision, and had many people surprised to see tatu in the contest, yet I feel they performed a very respectable third!), Spain, France, Belgium and Romania.
www.amazon.co.uk /Eurovision-Song-Contest-Riga-2003/dp/B00009EJIS   (1087 words)

 Amazon.com: Eurovision Song Contest 2005: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For the uninitiated, the Eurovision Song Contest is intended to find the best song in Europe each year.
This song is basically a 3-minute package of everything that made 80s hair-metal good (or bad, depending on where you stand on that issue).
For the Eurovision neophyte, this is probably as good a place as any to start following the contest, bearing in mind that more than half the fun is watching the contest and many songs lose their significance without it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00095MKOK?v=glance   (1294 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest: The 1990's on Teilifis
The last Song Contest to be greeted by the old halo.
This was the first appearance of the new Eurovision logo, launched to mark the EBU's 40th anniversary.
The 40th Eurovision Song Contest, and the logo was slightly darkened.
www.iol.ie /~teilifis/euro90s.html   (296 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Finnish monsters rock Eurovision
European viewers voted for Lordi's song Hard Rock Hallelujah in a show that is normally associated with catchy pop and big ballads.
The result would open the doors for a wider range of musical styles at Eurovision in the future, he predicted.
Carola, from Sweden, who was the bookmakers' favourite before the contest and won in 1991, came fifth.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/4998186.stm   (497 words)

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