High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Stefan Konrad Raab (born on October 20, 1966, in Cologne) is a German entertainer, music producer, singer and comedian. He attended Jesuit boarding school Aloisiuskolleg in Bonn. Before entering the media world, he worked as a butcher and studied law before dropping out of college after five semesters. Raab began working as a freelance producer and composer of Jingles and Radio commercials in 1990 at his own studio in Cologne. He wrote the song for the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, Guildo Horn's "Guildo hat euch lieb!", and in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 he performed himself with the nonsense song "Wadde Hadde Dudde Da?". Other famous songs include "Böörti Böörti Vogts" (a song about Berti Vogts), "Hier kommt die Maus" ("Here comes the mouse" a tribute to the TV show Die Sendung mit der Maus), "Maschendrahtzaun", "Wir kiffen", "Gebt das Hanf frei!" ("Legalise Dope!", featuring Shaggy and samples from German politician Hans-Christian Ströbele), "Hol' mir ma' 'ne Flasche Bier", containing samples from chancellor Gerhard Schröder, "Space Taxi" and other soundtracks from the film Traumschiff Surprise - Periode 1.
The Kdam Eurovision in short also known as the Kdam is the Israeli national preselection of the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition was first introduced in 1981. Since then it has adopted a number of formats but is mostly known for featuring twelve songs performed by twelve different singers. This format was dropped in 1988, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009. In these years, IBA selected the performer first and whoever was chosen performed a number of songs on the show.Until present, Israel was able to win the Eurovision Song Contest three times, but none of the victories thus far have come from Kdam. In 1978 and 1979 the Israeli participant was chosen at the Festival HaZemer VeHaPizmon (Israeli Song Festival) and both winners went on to ultimately win the Song Contest. Dana International was chosen in an internal selection contest.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sahara is an album by popular Greek artist Sarbel. It was released on June 14, 2006 by Sony BMG Greece. Following the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, the album was re-released featuring Sarbel's CD single "Yassou Maria": the song that represented Greece. Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a global recorded music company, which was a 50 50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann AG. The venture's successor, the again-active Sony Music Entertainment, is 100% owned by the Sony Corporation of America.
"Watch My Dance" is a song by Greek-Cypriot singer Loukas Giorkas featuring Stereo Mike. It has represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. A snippet of the song was released by broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) on 9 February 2011 along with the other candidate songs from the national final, with the full song being presented by the broadcaster on 15 February 2011.[ On 2 March 2011, Giorkas won a national final held by the broadcaster, competing against five other acts competing to represent Greece in the contest.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valentine Lost was the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in English by Eiríkur Hauksson. The song is a ballad, featuring poetic language, in which the singer describes the end of a love affair. He suggests that his former lover is unaware of the pain she has caused him, while also contending that "rock 'n' roll will heal your soul". As Iceland had not finished the 2006 Contest in the top 10, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed fifth (following Belarus' Koldun with Work Your Magic and preceding Georgia's Sopho with Visionary Dream). At the close of voting, it had received 77 points, placing 13th in a field of 28 and thus missing out on qualification for the final.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yamaha Music Festival, officially known as World Popular Song Festival and unofficially as the "Oriental Eurovision", used to be the world's biggest song contest, until it ended in 1989, that honour has now passed to the Eurovision Song Contest, in terms of viewership and participation. It was organised by the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo, Japan from 1970 until 1989. The first edition of the World Popular Song Festival (WPSF) took place on 20, 21 and 22 November 1970 with 37 participating countries from all continents. Belgium was represented at the 1970 edition by Daliah Lavi, famous for her role in Casino Royale (1967), the James Bond parody featuring Woody Allen. Lavi performed the chanson "Prends L'Amour" and ended up 13th in the Grand Final (the contest had two semi-finals and one final). The Netherlands delegated world-known jazz singer Rita Reys with the song "Just Be You", a composition by her husband Pim Jacobs.