Newspapers from all over the world write about the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place tonight in the Latvian capital Riga.
Latvia's leading newspaper Diena brings the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 under attention by starting a poll to predict the winner.
The Guardian (United Kingdom) journalist seems not to very well informed: ” (…) likewise we might well see a bit of neighbourly back-scratching among Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland”. Funny, considered that Denmark is not in the contest this year. “The UK, of course, will refuse to stoop to such blatant displays of favouritism, and will vote for anyone except Germany. Happy viewing”, the article ends.
In Bild (Germany) Lou herself is the reporter: “Today is my big day, maybe the most important one of my life”, she writes in her Eurovision diary.
The Irish Times writes about Mickey Joe versus the Russian participants t.A.T.u.: “It is being billed as the boy-next-door versus the bad girls of pop. Clean-living Mickey Joe Harte takes on sultry teenaged rock chicks t.A.T.u. in a Eurovision clash of civilisations”.
Also Dutch newspapers pay attention to tonight's show, especially the populair newspapers De Telegraaf and Algemeen Dagblad, but also De Volkskrant pays more attention to the contest.