PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM October 21

Junior Europrediction 2014: voting kicks off

PRESS RELEASE – Welcome to the 2014 edition of Junior Europrediction. Totally new format for the ultimate registered poll on the web. Through this voting procedure you are asked to predict each country’s ranking (always based on your personal taste as well as logical assumption of what the results might be, it’s totally up to […]

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA BHRT October 31

Bosnian participation still confusing!

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Bosnian national broadcaster announced officially that the country is still unknown whether to participate in Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime BH Eurosong page on Facebook updated their cover picture with the one of Hari Mata Hari; not to forget the earlier statement of Jon Ola Sand that we […]

PHOTO: LRT.LT October 31

Lithuania 2015: national selection dates revealed

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA – Do you remember “Eurovizijos Nacionalinė Atranka” the Lithuanian marathon-like national selection in 2014? Well, LRT (Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija) has decided to stick to the same formula this year. January and February will be Eurovision months in the Baltic state. During 8 shows, from January 3rd, 12 potential artists and 12 potential […]

PHOTO: VIA GOOGLE.COM October 31

Get to know Valletta through Ian’s eyes!

This is the official video related to the new corporate identity which narrates the experience of a boy named Ian during a visit to Valletta with his grandfather. The story is a reflection of the life of other children and young people from Valletta and other towns and villages in Malta and Gozo. While the […]

PHOTO: KNEZ FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 31

Breaking News / Montenegro 2015: Nenad Knežević to Vienna

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – Montenegrin national broadcaster as promised, revealed today the name of the participant who will represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. A press conference was just held in Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. RTCG has announced that Nenad Knežević, more known as Knez, will represent the Balkan state next May in Vienna. […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 31

Mystery with the 39th country for Vienna

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Jon Ola Sand made it official posting in social media the number 39 for Vienna! The problem is that we have 38 confirmations and Greece pending on EBU’s General Assembly approval as active member by December 5th. Speculations immediately started on the web (as usual). Will it be Greece after all? Will […]

SWITZERLAND 2014 ESC LOGO October 31

Switzerland 2015: RTS chooses the 26 qualifiers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss French spacing broadcaster RTS announced the 26 qualifiers to the next phase of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Matthieu Blanchette – Bring back the moon Celia – Letter to myself Licia Chery – Fly Claudia – Can’t you let me go Electrum&Elisir – My muse Michael James […]

PHOTO: MARC MNGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 30

JESC 2014: International viewers can also vote (but their votes won’t count)

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – Fans from outside the 16 participating countries will have the chance to vote for an ‘Online Award’ – a special trophy that will be presented to its winner in the press conference after the show. The votes cast online will not have an influence in the televoting results, but will enable everyone […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 30

Albania 2015: the FiK finalists announced

TIRANA, ALBANIA – Through a submission number of 50 only entries RTSH decided the 28 acts which will participate in the three night show of Festivali i Këngës set for December 26, 27 and 28. RTSH will announce the song titles on Monday! Jozefina Simoni Gjergj Leka Marsela Cibukaj Lindita Halimi Rezarta Smaja Mjellma Berisha […]

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES October 30

Did you know? Why Sandie Shaw went to Eurovision?

HOLLYWOOD.COM REPORTS – British pop star Sandie Shaw only agreed to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 to repair her image after she was caught up in a divorce scandal. The Message Understood hitmaker feared her popularity would take a nosedive when at the age of 17 she was named as the […]

PHOTO: ARMTV October 30

The new Armenian video for JESC 2014 is a selfie!

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – A nice smooth latin tune by Betty will represent the country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. If it wasn’t in Armenian I would think this song is the entry of Spain. So far we had the video from the national selection. Today we have the official preview in which Betty gives […]

SAN MARINO RTV October 30

San Marino & Luxembourg join forces?

CITY OF SAN MARINO, SAN MARINO – Since OGAE Luxembourg gala, last Saturday, the Euro-sphere has been filled up with rumors of a comeback by the Great-Duchy (despite the negative reaction of Minister Nagel). The latest rumor, and probably the most surprising of them all, appeared on several websites yesterday: Luxembourg would team up with […]

SERBIA RTS October 29

Serbia 2015: searching for the Vienna participant

Serbia will kick off the search for its 2015 Eurovision representative on November 15. Serbian broadcaster RTS will hold auditions in six cities – Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Užice and Zaječar. A panel of judges will be composed of personalities from RTS, the Beoton production company and composer Vladimir Graić, who will write Serbia’s […]

PHOTO: STEVE CONGRAVE October 29

JESC 2014: Listen to the theme song “Together”

PRESS RELEASE (VALLETTA, MALTA) – Together, the theme song of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will be launched today at mid-day at St. Francis School in Sliema. The song will be performed for the first time in public by the last year’s Junior Eurovision winner Gaia Cauchi. The theme song is composed by Elton […]

MONTENEGRO FLAG October 29

Montenegro 2015: by Friday we will know the artist

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – The very first artist for this year’s edition of Eurovision will be Montenegrin. RTCG (Radio Televizija Crna Gora) has decided to go internal again in 2015, and the name of the artist will be revealed this Friday by the national broadcaster. In Copenhagen, Montenegro was represented by Sergej Ćetković and his song […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 29

Eurovision 2015: important dates you need to know

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Austrian national broadcaster and the City of Vienna signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. :: on mid November ticket sales will commence – date to be determined soon :: in December ORF will reveal the artwork of the logo themed as “Building Bridges” :: on January 26th […]

AUSTRIA ORF October 29

Austria 2015: dates and hostess announced

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Four shows kicking off on february 20th and ending with the final on March 13th are announced by ORF for the national selection of the host country. Hostess of the show will be Mirjam Weichselbraun, famous TV presenter. In 2005, she moderated the Austrian national selection together with Christian Clerici. Together with […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 27

Listen: brand new song by Conchita Wurst

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Every year, after Eurovision final, the laureate is under the spotlight. One thing every single eurofan expects is the release of a new single or album from the Eurovision winner. Conchita is no exception to the rule. Being probably the most popular and most talked-about Eurovision laureate in years, the diva’s new […]

PHOTO: ULA LOZAR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 27

Video: Ula Ložar & Maraaya – Rise Like A Phoenix

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – Slovenia is debuting in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Ula Ložar. While we all wait to see what Slovenia will do in the contest Ula gave us an amazing video. Along with Maraaya performed the 2014 Eurovision winner entry “Rise Like A Phoenix” by Conchita Wurst. Enjoy!

PHOTO: TANIA BETTEGA October 26

Luxembourg must return to Eurovision, says Minister of Culture

WORT.LU REPORTS – With Luxembourg being one of the most multicultural countries in Europe it is dismaying to many citizens as to why it is no longer part of the continent’s biggest cultural event, the Eurovision Song Contest. Well that could all be about to change as Maggy Nagel, Minister of Culture, is reported to […]