Ivor Lyttle

"Editor, EuroSong News"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (28 of 29)
Location: Bremen, Germany
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,518,156 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 29
Songs for Europe: the United Kingdom at the Eurovi&hellip by Gordon Roxburgh
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book sets out to chart the history of the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. Up until 2011, the British entry for the Eurovision Song Contest had been selected, at least in part, in the course of a televised public contest. Despite various formats for this selection over the years, the process has generally been dubbed A Song for Europe".

The United Kingdom did not take part in the very first Eurovision Song Contest, and this book explains the reason. The BBC's Director General had approved their own song contest, based largely on Italy's San Remo Festival, just a week before he presided over a meeting of the General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union in Rome in… Read more
Bulletproof Eggshells: 1 by Andy Colhoun
Bulletproof Eggshells: 1 by Andy Colhoun
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The production of the Eurovision Song Contest in Russia in 2009 ranks as the most expensive in the history of the contest. A major piece of the budget must have been swallowed up by the stage design, which in terms of size and technology put everything that had come before it in the shade. This book is a personal record of one man's fight to get that mammoth stage build and operating as the designers and director's intended. He ended up with a nervous break-down and put his experiences on paper as part of the recovery process. The result is a fascinating, and at times hilarious, insight into a project the like of which may never be seen again. Some of his observations on the 2009… Read more
Wunder gibt es immer wieder: Das große Buch zum Eu&hellip by Jan Feddersen
Jan Feddersen's last book on Eurovision, "Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein", still ranks as the definitive reference work on the German national finals and on the international contest among German readers. This new volume, however, is not an update on that epic work, but an entirely new book.

The author was the first journalist in Germany to advance reporting on the Eurovision Song Contest from the occasional few inaccurate lines in the tabloids to serious articles in the quality papers. The body of this book consists of 16 essays highlighting various aspects of the world's biggest music event. Many of the stories and anecdotes stem from Jan Feddersen's personal experience in… Read more

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