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Azerbaijan to host global singing contest


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), May 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, the Eurasian nation, will host an international singing contest in May, that is expected to attract singers from 42 countries and more than 20,000 ... Read more...

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Backlash over BBC’s decision to send Englebert Humperdinck to Eurovision Song Contest


March 7th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC’s decision to send 75-year-old singer Englebert Humperdinck to the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan later in the year has received a public backlash. There has been ... Read more...

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Abba to reform for one-off show?


January 4th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Popular Swedish pop group Abba could be set to reform after more than 30 years following claims by band member Agnetha Faltskog she would be keen to ... Read more...

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German HIV-positive pop star receives light prison sentence for infecting partner


August 27th, 2010 - 5:16 am ICT by BNO News
DARMSTADT, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) – A German pop star, HIV positive, was sentenced on Thursday to two years of suspended prison term for infecting a former partner, BBC reported.Nadja Benaissa, 28, admitted ... Read more...

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Spanish World Cup final pitch invader fined


July 13th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 13 (DPA) A Spaniard who invaded the Soccer City pitch shortly ahead of Sunday's World Cup final has been fined 2,000 rand ($260) by a Johannesburg court, news reports said ... Read more...

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Germany wins Eurovision Song contest


May 30th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Germany has emerged as the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Acts from 25 nations rocked the stage during the annual competition, hoping to win votes from across ... Read more...

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ABBA’s 1974 Eurovision Song Contest outfits to go on display


May 24th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): Swedish pop group ABBA's fans will now be able to view two stage outfits worn by members of the band when they won the April 1974 Eurovision Song ... Read more...

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Top 25 karaoke songs revealed


December 6th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 6 (ANI): The most popular karaoke tunes that Britons love to sing have been revealed for the first time.PRS for Music, formerly the Performing Right Society, compiled the list ... Read more...

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Alien debate sparked by mysterious pink hand on estate agent’s website


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): A picture on an estate agent's website, in which a mysterious pink hand is shown opening a door, has elicited a huge debate in Internet circles, with people ... Read more...

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Baron Cohen to play Eurovision singer in new movie


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) English actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is transforming into a Eurovision singer for his next movie after hit comic creations "Borat" and "Bruno". The funnyman was set to compete as ... Read more...

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Czechs withdraw from Eurovision due to lack of interest back home


July 24th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): The Czech Republic has announced their withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest, citing lack of interest back home as being the reason for the decision.The country, which made ... Read more...

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Eurovision grand final a fairy tale for Norway’s Alexander Rybak


May 18th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Alexander Rybak from Norway has fought of fierce competition to win the grand final of the Eurovision 2009 song contest held in Moscow last night with a folk-inspired ballad he wrote himself.The ... Read more...

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Dita Von Teese shocked after Eurovision Song Contest result


May 18th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Dita Von Teese has expressed her shock after landing a lowly 20th position in the Eurovision Song Contest on May 16.The Queen of Burlesque, who shared the stage ... Read more...

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Over 150 Abba impersonators claim sing-along world record


May 15th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): More than 150 Abba impersonators on Friday claimed to have made a world record after joining up for a sing-along.The attempt to make the world record was ... Read more...

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ABBA’s Benny Andersson slams Eurovision


May 13th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): Swedish musician Benny Andersson has spoken against the talent show, Eurovision Song Contest, which had helped his band Abba to find fame.Andersson, 62, said ahead of the 54th ... Read more...

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Dita Von Teese strips off on German national TV show


May 5th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese has further wooed her German fans by stripping off on a national TV show.Von Teese, 36, will be performing with the nation's entry ... Read more...

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HIV-positive pop star arrested over unprotected-sex charge


April 14th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Darmstadt (Germany), April 14 (DPA) A member of Germany's leading female pop band has been arrested for allegedly having unprotected sex despite being HIV positive, lawyers said Tuesday. Nadja Benaissa, a 26-year-old singer ... Read more...

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Jewish-Arab duo fights prejudice to sing for peace


March 21st, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Sara Lemel Tel Aviv, March 21 (DPA) It could all be so easy in the Middle East. That, in short, is the message by songstresses Noa and Mira Awad, Israel's entry for ... Read more...

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Eurovision rejects Georgia’’s ”anti-Putin” song


March 11th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Organisers of Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow have rejected Georgia''s entry because it pokes fun at Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.Apparently, the disco-funk song, We Don''t Wanna ... Read more...

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Putin-bashing song is Georgias entry for Eurovision


February 20th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): A song mocking Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been chosen by neighbouring Georgia as its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.The song, We Dont Wanna Put ... Read more...

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German presenter in soup for grabbing colleague’’s boob live on TV


February 17th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): German TV star Hans Blomberg stunned viewers after groping his colleagues breast live on TV.The 31-year-old television presenter grabbed Susanka Bersins boob during a Eurovision song contest-style ... Read more...

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Ronan Keating writes Eurovision Song Contest entry for Denmark


February 13th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Irish pop singer Ronan Keating has revealed that he is not only writing a new album for Boyzone, but also the Eurovision Song Contest entry for Denmark ... Read more...

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Keating writes song for Denmark


February 13th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Boyzone lead singer Ronan Keating said he has written a song "Believe Again" for Denmark and not for his native Ireland. Mirror.co.uk reports that the song ended up being ... Read more...

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Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to pen UKs Eurovision song


October 20th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber will be composing Britain''s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest next year in a bid to restore beleaguered pride of the country.He will ... Read more...

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Javine Hylton in cop trouble over foul-mouthed voicemail tirade


September 25th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 25 (ANI): British singer Javine was hauled in by the cops after leaving a voicemail full of obscene language for her ex-manager.According to the Sun, Javine was allegedly screaming ... Read more...

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India to take part in Asiavision song contest


September 22nd, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 22 (DPA) Asia is to have its own version of the Eurovision song contest in 2009 with India and at least six other countries and territories taking part, a ... Read more...

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India to feature in Eurovision Song Contests Asian avatar


September 19th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): After taking Europe by storm, Eurovision Song Contest is set head towards Asia.The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of ... Read more...

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Abbas Bjorn Ulvaeus can”t remember 74 Waterloo Eurovision victory


July 16th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): It seems unbelievable, but former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus cant remember the bands Eurovision song contest triumph with their song Waterloo, which earned them fame in 1974. ... Read more...

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ABBA foursome reunite for Mamma Mia premiere but kept well apart


July 5th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): All the members of supergroup ABBA got together in public for the first time in 22 years at the Swedish premiere of the film Mamma Mia! but ... Read more...

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Russia’s European song victory polishes neighbourly ties


May 29th, 2008 - 9:00 am ICT by admin
By Aleks Tapinsh and Alissa de Carbonnel Moscow/Riga, May 29 (DPA) Russia's victory in the annual Eurovision song contest has not only boosted resurgent patriotism but also sparked an outburst of gratitude towards ... Read more...

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Russia wins 2008 Eurovision Song Contest


May 25th, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by admin
London, May 25 (ANI): A Russian pop singer has won the 53rd Eurovision song contest with his song "Believe" beating performers from Ukraine and Greece.Dima Bilan is one of Russia's biggest ... Read more...

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How General Franco rigged Eurovision to stop Sir Cliff Richard from winning


May 5th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Sir Cliff Richard only missed winning the Eurovision Song Contest of 1968 because of General Francos fascist regime, which rigged the contest to boost Spains image, a ... Read more...

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Vaz is EU ambassador, says appointment rebuts Powell


April 22nd, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
London, April 22 (IANS) Former British minister Keith Vaz has been appointed by the European Commission as one of their 10 UK ambassadors for the 2008 year of cultural diversity. Vaz, who ... Read more...

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ManU dressing room like a Eurovision song contest: Ferdinand


April 4th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.4 (ANI): England captain and defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that the Manchester United dressing room is like the Eurovision Song Contest with the different nationalities fighting over music. The ... Read more...

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