ABBA July 27

Did You Know? ABBA costumes made for tax reduction

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The four guys from Sweden started their career singing for UN soldiers in Cyprus back in the 60s. Then they formed ABBA when returned to their country but their brand name endangered by a fish factory claiming their branding. What some of you didn’t know is why they were dressed in such […]

PASTORA SOLER July 27

Gallery: Eurostars post their summer photos

It’s the middle of the summer, most of us are vacating, working and vacating but still we got our smart phones for capturing our summer moments in photos, sharing them in our social media. Here are the photos we gathered from various Eurostars like: Anna Vissi, Conchita Wurst, Margaret Berger, Malena Ernman, Valando Tryfonos, Basim, […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM July 27

Sakis Rouvas causes mass hysteria on an airplane!

HERAKLION (CRETE), GREECE – When Sakis Rouvas is in your flight, you surely have to expect everything. On his way from Heraklion (Crete) to Athens, Sakis grabbed the chance to present his brand new trend called #selfie_trend! When Sakis boarded the passengers started to cheer for him (some of them in hysterical mode) and the […]

CONCHITA WURST July 27

Video: Anna, Conchita, Freaky Fortune, Kalomira & Demy

MYKONOS, GREECE – Jackie O’ Beach welcomed Anna Vissi’s party for her 40th anniversary in the music industry along with famous friends and artists on the spot. Giorgio Armani, lots of Greek celebrities and singers like Demy, Kalomira attended the event. Demy, Freaky Fortune and Kalomira joined Anna on stage while the Austrian winner of […]

SOURCE: JAMES VON ROOSBROECK July 27

Julio Iglesias joins Antonis Remos in Mykonos

MYKONOS, GREECE – Despite the big concert arenas and huge stadiums he has been used to for his whole career, famous Latino artist Julio Iglesias the same rules didn’t apply when signing a contract to perform on a ten metre iron pontoon on the Cycladic island of Mykonos. The Latino singer with the most record […]

FIRELIGHT REHEARSAL July 27

Malta 2015: Participants allowed to present a non Eurovision song

VALLETTA, MALTA – The selection process for the song that will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest has been changed significantly. While it has previously been held in January or February, it has now been pushed forward to November. This means that it will be held a week after the Junior Eurovision competition, at […]

TIM SCHOU July 26

New releases by Tim Schou, maNga, Molly, Jessika, Janet

Various new songs have been released this week as well. Let’s have a look and a listen to the brand new songs to make our summer even hotter. Let’s start with Denmark’s 2011 representative Tim Schou who released his brand new single titled “Supernova”, a mid tempo song which sounds great. Turkish representatives in the […]

RUSSIA FANS July 26

Russia launches her own straight Eurovision!

NEWSWEEK.COM REPORTS – When Conchita Wurst raised her microphone-shaped winner’s trophy at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, she smashed through a lavender ceiling. Boy George described her victory as “a vote for gay solidarity”. Lady Gaga tweeted that Wurst, “slayed with her beautiful vocals and message of freedom and equality”. Cher called her “fascinating”, […]

CHRISIA TODOROVA July 26

Information on Bulgaria confirmed

SOFIA, BULGARIA – BNT’s subsidiary broadcaster BTV confirmed to oikotimes.com this morning that they are the 13th national participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Chrisia Todorova has been selected to represent the country although no mention on the twins alleged to accompany her as previously reported. More information are expected soon. Chrisia Todorova announced […]

SERBIA RTS July 26

Serbia returns to Junior Eurovision

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Serbian national broadcaster, RTS, is coming back to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after being absent for three years. It was announced today during Belgrade Chronicles (Beogradska Hronika). The way how the song and the representative will be chosen is still unknown, but it will be revealed soon. This could also mean […]

ANI LORAK July 25

Will “Shady Lady” attend Junior Eurovision 2014?

KYIV, UKRAINE – Although EBU and PBS do not comment on this information, secure sources told oikotimes.com that besides the Tolmachevy Sisters, the 2008 Ukrainian entrant Ani Lorak is invited to join the interval guests line up next November in Malta. Remember that she hosted the 2009 Junior Eurovision edition in Kyiv! more information and […]

CHRISIA TODOROVA July 25

Bulgaria returns & selects JESC entry?

SOFIA, BULGARIA – It was 2011 when Bulgaria participated in Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the last time and now it seems they are returning if we believe Novini.bg site which claims the country is returning to the contest and already found its representatives. Chrisia and the twins Hasan & Ibrahim will represent the country […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU July 24

Is Slovenia about to join Junior Eurovision?

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – EBU’s Junior Eurovision Executive Supervisor, Vlad Yakovlev posted on Facebook a very intriguing photo as he was in his vacations in Croatia. He posted a photo of the Slovenian border sign indicating with the text that an urgent meeting with RTVSlo is underway! Does this mean that the country is considering a […]

PHOTO: AFTONBLADET.SE July 24

New releases by Axel, Koza Mostra, Eric, Lozano, Tanja

Today we present you the latest releases from various Eurovision stars and we start with Estonia’s 2014 representative Tanja, who after her “amazing” failure in Copenhagen last May is back with the single “Furthermore” the single of which is available below. Totally hooked up sound and proper for summer clubbing. In Sweden, Eric Saade is […]

MORTEN KAISER / OIKOTIMES.COM July 23

Twin Twin to attend London gig

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – We’ve been focusing on beard for the last 2 months but let’s not forget moustache! This year’s French representatives, who painfully and unfairly finished last on the scoreboard, are still alive and we’re happy they are! After their Eurovision experience, they’re still focusing on the international market. Since they probably were […]

EUROVISION.TV / EBU July 23

Line up for EC Germany annual convention announced

COLOGNE, GERMANY – EC Germany announced the event for their annual convention which will take place in Cologne, Germany on November 22nd and proudly presents: Axel Hirsoux – Belgium 2014, Suzy – Portugal 2014, Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Greece 2012 and Cindy Berger – Germany 1974. Heppi Herrlich & Sascha Korf will host the event. For […]

Mike Brown/Reuters July 23

Eurovision winner Dana Scallon ‘covered up sexual abuse by brother’

THEGUARDIAN.COM REPORTS – The Eurovision song contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Scallon covered up her brother’s sexual abuse of two underage girls for decades, a court has heard. John Brown, 60, is accused of five counts of indecent assault against two girls under the ages of 13 and 16 at different times […]

AUSTRIA ORF July 23

Eurovision 2015: dates confirmed, host city soon

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – ORF’s Alexander Wrabetz revealed that the final dates for Eurovision 2015 have officially changed and therefore the first semifinal will take place on 19th of May 2015, the second semifinal on 21st of May 2015 and therefore the grand final is now set for May 23rd, 2015. In the meantime ORF announced […]

KALOMIRA SARANTIS July 22

Video: Kalomira gives a unique interview

TICKETSMOVE.COM REPORTS – Tickets Move recently interviewed the Greek Eurovision representative of 2008 and got some interesting questions for you. Check the text and the video below! What is one thing that you have not told anybody in an interview? I think the one thing I haven’t told anybody is that I like to do […]