Fernando Cyril "Dingdong" Veloso Avanzado is a Filipino singer, politician and TV host. Avanzado was born on July 1968, in Quezon City, he was born to the political Veloso Family of Samar, to Fernando Avanzado Sr. a former politician and to lawyer Carina Flores, the First Lady of Oton, Iloilo since 1998. His performance in movie theme songs prompted Dyna Records to sign him to a record deal, his single, "Ikaw Lamang", earned him his first Gold Record. His first major concert, called Shine On, was held in Rizal Theatre. In 1988, he released the album Tatlong Beinte Singko under Dyna Records; the album contained eight tracks, including hit singles: "Ikaw Lamang", "Maghihintay Sa'Yo", "Tatlong Beinte Singko". In the same year, he staged his second major concert at the Folk Arts Theater. From 1989 to 1990, he performed two major concerts at the University of Life Theater and Recreational Arena, he performed stunts in movies and starred in several youth-oriented films such as Pik Pak Boom, I Love You Three Times a Day, Estudyante Blues, Love at First Sight.
From 1991 to 1994, Avanzado returned to touring in different regions of the country. His nationwide tour further increased his popularity, his fame grew. In 1997, he recorded his seventh album, Decade After, released by GMA Records in celebration of ten years in the music business; the album contained hits like "Wish I Could" and "To Love Again" by Sharon Cuneta. The album went platinum, it was during this time that he met in 1998 and married in 2001 Jessa Zaragoza, one of the Philippines' biggest selling female recording artists. Several foreign concerts followed, where they performed in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. In 2000, Avanzado released the album, under Star Records, it contained the hit song, "Walang Kapalit", by Rey Valera. As well as singing, Avanzado started directing concerts for other artists, he released a historic duet album, Laging Ikaw, on Universal Records, in 2006. In 2012, Avanzado released Download, produced by Viva Records. All tracks on the album were original songs written by Avanzado.
In 1998, he embarked on a new career as he ran for public office and was seated in the city council of the 3rd District of Quezon City. In a span of three years, he was able to establish Quezon City as the "City of Stars", highlighting the major film networks of the film and music industry to boost tourism. In 2007, Avanzado migrated to the United States, settling in Vallejo, with his wife. In 2012, he announced his intention to run for Vice Governor of Siquijor under the Liberal Party. In the 2013 elections, Avanzado received 25,159 votes compared to 20,472 from his opponent, Art Pacatang, from Lakas–CMD. Dingdong Avanzado Extended Play Dingdong Avanzado Just Can't Stop Reachin' High Coming of Age Brand New Love Decade After Recall Here to Stay Laging Ikaw Download The Best of Dingdong Avanzado OPM Timeless Hits: Dingdong Avanzado The Story of Dingdong Avanzado "Basta't Kasama Kita" "Naghihintay Sa'Yo" "Download" Song of the Year – "Paalam Na", Awit Awards 1995 Best Ballad Recording – "Paalam Na", Awit Awards 1995 Best Dance Recording – "I Will Be There For You", Awit Awards 1996 Best Concert Director – Aliw Awards 2005 Celebrity Inductee Winner – Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Philippines 2009 I Love You Three Times a Day That's Entertainment Pik Pak Boom Estudyante Blues Paniwalaan Mo ASAP 9 Mornings – performer Shall We Dance: The Celebrity Dance Challenge Magpakailanman Jologs Guide Balikbayan Noel Search for the Star in a Million O-Ha!
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It was held on 31 March 1979 in Jerusalem, following the country's win at the 1978 edition; the event was staged at the International Convention Center. The presenters were Yardena Arazi; the winner was Israel with the song "Hallelujah", performed by Honey. Therefore, this was Israel's consecutive second win, overall second win, in the contest. 19 countries participated, the 20 countries that took part at the previous 1978 Contest, except for Turkey, going to participate but withdrew its entry for political reasons. Yugoslavia, who missed the 1978 Contest didn't want to take part nor transmit the 1979 show for political reasons; as well as being broadcast live in the 19 competing countries, the contest was broadcast in Turkey, Hong Kong and Iceland. As of 2019, it was the last time. Located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world.
In the ancient cuneiform, Jerusalem was called "Urusalima", meaning "City of Peace", during the early Canaanite period. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism and Islam; each country had a jury who awarded 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point for their top ten songs. This was the last year in which the points were announced via order of appearance, as opposed to order of preference; the voting was close. Israel gained a good lead in the early stages of the voting, but Spain caught up and took a good lead themselves. At the close of the penultimate jury's votes, Israel were one point behind Spain, only the Spanish jury had yet to give their votes. Spain ended up causing the crowd to erupt into enormous cheers. At one point before the contest Turkey was going to participate; the country would have appeared 11th on stage, represented by Maria Rita Epik and 21. Peron with the song "Seviyorum"; however Turkey was forced to retire from the contest under pressure from Arab states who objected to a predominantly Muslim country taking part in a contest held in Israel.
The contest saw the return of four artists who had participated in previous editions of the contest: France's representative Anne-Marie David was the winner for Luxembourg in 1973, Netherlands' Xandra represented the country in 1972 and 1976, Norway's Anita Skorgan represented the country in 1977, Switzerland's Peter and Marc represented the country in 1971 and 1976. For each nation's performance, the orchestra was conducted by the following: The following tables reflect the confirmed, verified scores, which were adjusted after the live broadcast. During the voting announcement, due to a misunderstanding by the presenter Yardena Arazi, Spain appeared to award 10 points to both Portugal and Israel and these scores were added to the scoreboard. After the programme, verification confirmed that Portugal should only have received six points, leaving the total Portuguese score reduced by four points to 64. Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final: Official website