Exclusive: Gina G talks to esctoday

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Gina G shot to international fame with her 1996 Eurovision Song Contest entry, Ooh… aah…, just a little bit. The song became a smash hit around the world despite its failure to win the competition in Oslo. Gina followed it up with further hits and a smash hit album before a sudden disappearance from the music scene. In her interview with esctoday.com, she explains the true reason behind it. She will also be signing and personally addressing copies of her new single, Tonight's the night for three lucky esctoday.com members.

In part one of the explosive interview with esctoday.com, we talk to Gina about hercareer breakthrough with the Eurovision Song Contest and her rise to international stardom… Find out how the song was found, how she got involved with Eurovision, and how she found that dress! Click here to read the interview now.

Gina talks about the disappointment of losing the competition and the joy of winning an international career. She also lifts the lid on the true reason for her disappearance, how contracts all but killed her music career and left her unable to release any music.

She talks about appearing on the show Reborn and why she didn't want to do it, the Get up and dance album, available through www.ginag.com/album.html – did you know that she still signs every copy that fans buy? – and the long road back to the charts.

In part two of the interview which we will publish tomorrow, Gina talks about Making your mind up 2005, what went wrong and how one particular competitor attempted to rig the vote. She spills the beans on whether she will enter the Eurovision Song Contest again. Gina tells us if there is a new album in the pipeline. She talks about her new record label, Stunt Girl Music and how and why she's making a comeback ten years after it all began.

Remember, Gina G's new single, Tonight's the night is out now. you can purchase online from the HMV website to help her climb the charts – click here for details on buying it!

You can also purchase through iTunes if you have an iPod, or Napster if you have the software downloaded, and from all good music stores in the UK.

COMPETITION
Gina is giving away three personally addressed and signedcopies of her new single, Tonight's the night to three lucky esctoday.com members.

To enter, all you have to do is email [email protected] with the answer to the following three questions, along with your name, mailing addressand esctoday.com id number (to find this, click the 'members' tab at the top right of the home page.Your ID number is to the left ofyour member's page under 'options', it is the last 5 digitsof your profile page):

1. How many points did Gina G collect at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest?
2. Who won the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest?
3. What was the title of Gina's first album?

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