Monday 11 May 2009
Here's news of what's coming up in tonight's Newsnight:
Immigrant Song Contest
Move over Eurovision, tonight we kick off our inaugural Immigrant Song Contest. Going head to head are six bands, with six very different stories - the cream of immigrant musical talent, all vying to be crowned Newsnight's champion.
Up tonight are the first two bands: Font from Iran and Ya Freddy from the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will hear the stories about why they came to Britain and see their rock'n'roll prowess, as they play their own music and a Eurovision Song Contest cover from yesteryear.
There will be two more bands on Tuesday, and two more on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, during our special programme on immigration, our panel of three judges will select a winner to play the programme out.
Throughout the week we want you to help our judges out by telling us what you think and who your favourite is, which you can do by clicking here.
The judges will read your comments and take them into account, but they will have the final say in selecting a winner and they will decide based on a wide range of criteria consistent with the BBC Code of Conduct on Competitions and Voting.
Also on the programme we will be examining the latest twist in the ongoing MPs' expenses scandal. Jeremy Paxman will be asking if there really are any "honourable" members left in the House of Commons.
Do join Jeremy at 10.30pm on BBC Two.