PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 30

Austria 2015: National Selection details revealed

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Austrian national broadcaster and 2015 Eurovision host, ORF, has announced it will organise a national selection for its representative for next year’s competition. The national selection will be held over four shows in February. Famous Austrian singers as well as personalities from the music industry will search for the best musical talent […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 29

Iceland gears up for Eurovision 2015

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV decided to organize Söngvakeppnin again next year. The call for the songs is now opened and it will last until 20th of October. The authors of music and lyrics must have Icelandic citizenship or at least a resident and domiciled on Iceland from September 1st this year and […]

CYPRUS CYBC September 29

Update: Cyprus answers to CyBC / MAD TV crisis

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – There is a bit turmoil in the relations of Cyprus national broadcaster and MAD TV Cyprus regarding the preparations for the national selection, a marathon show announced earlier this summer. It seems that MAD TV Cyprus accuses CyBC for delays regarding the planning of the show. What happens now? Until October 10th, […]

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RTÉ to make announcements on October 13th

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Irish national broadcaster revealed some information regarding their plans for Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Speaking to http://www.eurovisionireland.net, RTÉ’s Michael Kealy (Head of Delegation), said that the broadcaster is examining various formats, options and funding solutions for their upcoming national selection. Most likely we will have a full update on October 13th. It’s […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 29

Sanremo winners can go to Eurovision if they want

ROME, ITALY – Italian national broadcaster announced today that the representative in Vienna could be chosen via Sanremo Festival, but only if the winner(s) want to. The rules issued for the 2015 Sanremo edition clearly say that “The winner of the Campeoni category at the Sannremo Song Festival will have the right to participate at […]

PHOTO: JAN DANIELSSON / SVT September 29

Sweden 2015: MF hosts announced

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Today SVT announced the hosts for 2015 Melodifestivalen, the show through which Sweden will decide upon entry and artist for Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson will host the shows this time. The announcement took place through a press conference this morning. Last week SVT announced he dates and […]

JOHNNY KALIMERIS September 28

Johnny Kalimeris: Greece unlikely to participate

ATHENS, GREECE – The man behind the golden Eurovision period of Greece when Sakis Rouvas kicked off the rising period of the country in Eurovision, back in 2004, talked to ALPHA TV today expressing his concerns about Eurovision 2015 and the Greek participation. Mr Johnny Kalimeris although no longer involved in ERT / NERIT the […]

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Video: New album for Firelight; listen to snippets

VALETTA, MALTA – While the new edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is taking shape, last year’s laureate of MESC, folk band Firelight, is back on tracks. The 2014 Maltese entrant, who finished 23rd in Copenhagen with the song “Coming Home”, have just released their very first album. It is called “Backdrop Of Life” […]

PHOTO: EPA September 28

Anastasiya Prykhodko will not sing in Russia again!

KIEV, UKRAINE – In the middle of the Ukraine-Russia turmoil, a new voice has been heard to denounce Russia’s action. Anastasia Prykhodko (or Anastasia Prikhodko), the 2009 Russian entrant, has made it clear that, as a Ukrainian singer, she would never perform in the federation again, no matter what. Referring to what is happening in […]

PHOTO: TIMES OF MALTA September 28

Will Malta follow the steps of Christina Scuccia?

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – A group of six Ursuline nuns will be singing a catchy pop tune Philip Vella wrote and composed about their experiences raising abandoned children at the Sliema crèche at this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The nuns’ song ‘Love and Let Go’ is one of 48 songs that have been shortlisted for […]

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Bulgarian Eurostars land in Cyprus

AYIA NAPA, CYPRUS – Bulgarian backing vocalist in 2006 Athens Eurovision Song Contest and superstar of the country Azis along with 2012 Bulgaria’s representative Sofi Marinova landed in Cyprus to perform in a gig as ShowTime reported today. Today, those who were at Makronissos around 11 AM were stunned when Azis arrived and enjoyed Ayia […]

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Eduard Romanyuta ready for Eurovision if and only if!

KYIV, UKRAINE – Eduard Romanyuta, who has participated in several Ukrainian national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest, is hoping that national broadcaster, NTU, will revise its decision not to take part in the 60th edition in Vienna. The singer has already prepared a song, entitled “I want your love”, which he hopes to take […]

OKMALTA.COM September 27

The Ira Losco fiasco upon MESC participation / Updated

VALLETTA, MALTA – Since last night announcement by PBS for the 48 preliminary artists and songs of MESC 2015, all eurovision fan sites were stunned Ira Losco was not among the participants. Especially since she spread the rumours about potential participation through Facebook. The team of oikotimes.com is in a position to know that Ira […]

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Malta 2015: preliminary qualifiers announced

VALLETTA, MALTA – Familiar names announced last night in Malta regarding the 2015 national selection which will take place earlier this year due to the joint staging with Junior Eurovision. Gianluca Bezzina (2013), Glen Vella (2011), Olivia (2007), Miriam Christina (1996), Ludwig Galea (2004), Daniel Testa (JESC participant in 2008) and many former national finalists […]

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FYR Macedonia 2015: Skopje Fest participants announced

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – MRT announced the 20 participants for the Skopje Fest, the show through which the country will decide its entry and artist for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. On November 12th public and jury voting (50% split) will decide the lucky one. Vasil Zafircev will host the show accompanied by […]

SERBIA FANS September 26

Exclusive / Serbia 2015: National Final details

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Vladimir Graić Graja author of Serbian winning entry and Saša Mirković, Marija Šerifović ex manager will be in charge of national final where next Serbian entry will be chosen. Graja will pen three songs for various performers which will be chosen in association with Mr Mirković. Those three will perform different songs […]

CROATIA HRT September 26

Croatia will not return to Eurovision in 2015

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Although Croatian national broadcaster announced their return to Junior Eurovision Song Contest yesterday, today they informed the less that they are not returning to senior Eurovision Song Contest and will miss the 60th anniversary of the historic music event of Europe. One more year without them, unfortunately! DID YOU KNOW? Monaco, Ukraine, […]

ANDRE HOVNANYAN September 26

Andre (Armenia 2006) receives award

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – Armenia debuted in 2006 in Athens with Andre and his song “Without Your Love”. Last week he was honoured by the Armenian President Mr Sargsyan and Andre is now “Honoured Artist of Armenia”, a prestigious award which many artists in Armenian hope to achieve one day. Before this, Andre was declared as […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 26

BNT claims 41 countries submitted interest

SOFIA, BULGARIA – Bulgarian national broadcaster published on their official website that 41 countries submitted participation paperwork so far to the EBU for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. This means that Israel, San Marino and Bulgaria are included in the list. Many websites and forum posts are happily claiming a big number of participants we have […]