won the 2000 contest on May 13th in Stockholm with "Fly on the
Wings of Love", performed by The Olsen Brothers and written by
EMI gave the
stunning news on June 13th, that it had dropped plans to release the
song in the United Kingdom, due to "Lack of Interest". This
is despite UK viewers giving it 12 points. The song has topped the
charts in Scandinavia, and is in the German top 10 - the Olsens
were recently on the RTL version of "Top of the Pops".
However on June 14 I found copies of it at HMV & Virgin Megastore
Oxford Street on the Danish CMC label. Singles from Iceland, Latvia
and Germany were also on sale. Meanwhile, Edel records release
"Once in a lifetime" from Ines in the UK on August
7. It's Scandinavian release was May 15th. Brainstorm's
"My Star" comes out June 26th. There's no sign of the
compilation album from BMG yet. Get it from abroad
Danish TV announced
June 6 Danish TV-1 programme head Jørgen Ramskov would
be Project Manager for the 2001 final. "It's a once in a
lifetime chance which I just couldn't say no to", he said.
Its a big move - he won't get old job back afterwards. He now has to
find sponsors and choose from the many towns in Denmark wanting to
stage the grand final.
still a full song list at
this link, and you can see Real Video of
Swedish TV still
has the official website at http://www.eurosong2000.com
Nicki French was
on BBC-1 Saturday May 6th - see
her appearance on this page
writes (Feb 12th) with news of the Presenters
(left) for Stockholm!
According to the
Swedish newspaper "Expressen" and the text-TV of SVT on
Saturday the 12th of February the presenters will be very wellknown Kattis
Ahlström and Anders Lundin. Kattis has presented
many big TV-events, for example the Swedish heats for Eurovision in
1994 and now latest the Swedish "Filmgalan" where prizes
are given to the best Swedish films during the last year. Anders Lundin
hosted the Swedish heats for Eurovision in 1999 and he has also
hosted many popular TV-shows such as "Robinson" where a
group of people are sent out to an island in the Philippines to see
which one survives the longest.
click a link on the left to find out about the national selections
for each country for the grand final in Stockholm in May 2000.
list is in order of performance on May 13th.
As ever, I'd love
to hear from you all, but I hope you'll forgive my slow replies -
everything is read, I promise.