UPD 2 OGAE Germany Fan Convention 2007

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OGAE Germany will be holding their 2007 convention on Saturday, January 20th at the Landhaus Walther inn in Hamburg. Special guests for the evening will be Mihai Traistariu who represented Romania in the Athens 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and Jacqueline Boyer, winner of the Grand Prix Eurovision 1960 and many more who will be announced later.

Update (2): The nominations for the 'ESC awards' have been announced:

Best 4th place:

  • Israel 1973 (Ilanit- Ey sham)
  • Yugoslavia 1983 (Daniel – Julie)
  • Luxembourg 1988 (Lara Fabian – Croire)
  • Italy 1992 (Mia Martini – Rapsodia)
  • Netherlands 1998 (Edsilia – Hemel en aarde)

Most beautiful earrings:

  • Simone de Oliveira in 1969 (for Portugal)
  • Xandra in 1979 (for the Netherlands)
  • Viktor Laszlo in 1987 (Host)
  • Kirsten in 1988 (for Denmark)
  • Marianna in 1989 (for Greece)

Most 'active' conductor:

  • Ossi Runne (Finland)
  • Sven-Olof Walldorff (Sweden)
  • Rainer Pietsch (Germany)
  • Ronnie Hazlehurst (United Kingdom)
  • Timur Selcuk (Turkey)

Best shoes:

  • Sandie Shaw in 1967 (for the United Kingdom)
  • Herrey's in 1984 (for Sweden)
  • Dora in 1986 (for Portugal)
  • Alla Pugacheva in 1997 (for Russia)
  • Jill Johnson in 1998 (for Sweden)

Best Scandinavian ballad:

  • Norway in 1982 (Jahn Teigen & Anita Skorgan – Adieu)
  • Sweden in 1988 (Tommy Körberg – Stad i ljus)
  • Denmark in 1995 (Aud Wilken – Fran Mols til Skagen)
  • Sweden in 1998 (Jill Johnson – Kärleken är…)
  • Norway in 2003 (Jostein Hasselgard – I'm not afraid to move on)

Best Irish up-tempo song:

  • 1974 (Tina Reynolds – Cross your heart)
  • 1978 (Colm Wilkinson – Born to sing)
  • 1981 (Sheeba – Horoscopes)
  • 1984 (Linda Martin – Terminal 3)
  • 2005 (Donna & Joe – Love?)

Most handsome male background singer:

  • Finland in 1984 (yellow shirt)
  • Greece in 1996 (the 'postmen')
  • Norway in 1998 (Dag Arnold Gryting)
  • Estonia in 2000 (Tanel Padar)
  • Spain in 2002 (David Bisbal)

Best returning artist not to win the contest:

  • Katja Ebstein
  • Peter, Sue & Marc
  • Ilanit
  • Jahn Teigen
  • Chiara

Update: More Eurovision Song Contest stars will be guest at the convention: Anabel Conde, who was runner-up for Spain in the 1995 contest with Vuelve conmigo. Cindy Berger represented Germany in 1974 as part of the duo Cindy & Bert and came last with Die Sommermelodie. The duo also took part in the German finals in 1972 (Geh' die Straße, 2nd) and 1973 (Wohin soll' ich geh'n, 8th / Zwei Menschen und ein Weg, 9th). CIndy Berger also took part in the German final stwice as soloist, in 1988 (Und Leben will ich auch, 2nd) and 1991 (Nie allein, 7th).

A record fair will take place right before the meeting at the same location (opening at 2.30 pm). The event itself will be starting at 4 pm with performances by German and international Eurovision stars, Mihai Traistariu and Jaqueline Boyer have already been confirmed but there will be more, awaiting confirmation. Also there will be a karaoke contest, a tombola game and tons of other surprises such as the Special Awards for outstanding Eurovision acts.

The Convention is organised by the Hamburg section of OGAE Germany.The entrance fee is €30 for members and €35 for non members. Rich buffet is included. Reservations can be made by email to Jan Lengwenath ([email protected]). Payment must be made through the organisation's bank account OGAE Germany e.V., Account number: 911 5171, Deutsche Bank, BLZ 700 700 24. If you are not in Germany: IBAN: DE 08 7007 0024 0911 5171 00 – BIC: DEUTDEDBMUC

More info as it comes in can be found at the OAGE site. Click here to be directed to ogae.de

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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