MASA VUJADINOVIC &LEJLA VULIC August 21

Maša & Lejla for Montenegro in Malta

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – Montenegro is debuting this year at Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Now state’s broadcaster has revealed that they will be represented by a duo made of two girls – Maša Vujadinović and Lejla Vulić with song Budi dijete na jedan dan (Be a kid for one day). Maša is 14 years old and […]

ANI LORAK August 21

Ani Lorak reacts over political criticism she received

KYIV, UKRAINE – 2008 Ukrainian representative Ani Lorak, who was silent over the past weeks after receiving a lot of criticism about her performances in Russia, decided to write an open letter on Facebook and reply to those who cynically criticised her for her actions. ANI LORAK’s OPEN LETTER I am writing this letter sincerely […]

CONCHITA WURST August 21

Starting to become a bit boring: Karl Lagerfeld shoots Eurovision winner

INDIPENDET.CO.UK REPORTS – Karl Lagerfeld shot a series of portraits for an editorial entitled “The New Normal” featuring Austrian singer Conchita Wurst and pregnant model Ashleigh Good. The legendary creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own label shot the drag queen sensation for CR Fashion Book, the fashion magazine of his friend and former […]

MANGA August 21

TRT to announce decision upon Eurovision participation soon

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Rumours rumours rumours. Turkey is withdrawing again, Turkey is entering Eurovision. This artist will represent Turkey 2015, that singer will go and so on. The usual saga every year with countries like Turkey, Greece and Italy (for those who remember how we, the websites, cover the Eurovision Song Contest). Turkey withdraw after […]

CONCHITA WURST August 21

Ice bucket challenge accepted by Eurostars

Eurovision stars (with a big delay the truth is) joined the ALS Ice Bucket challenge originally started by Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. How does it work? Each challenger invites his friends to do the same video within 24 hours so the donation can take place. Conchita Wurst, Duncan James, Kalomoira, Marco Mengoni and Ruth Lorenzo […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM August 21

Exclusive: Sophia Patsalides’ video interview and gallery

ATHENS, GREECE – Cyprus returns to Junior Eurovision Song Contest and 2014 representative is Sophia Patsalides. Alongside Alex Panayi, she is in Athens recording her song for Malta. Regarding the song, we promise you that what you will listen on November 15th will simply shock you, you would never expect this from an island like […]

PHOTO: WONDERFUL COPENHAGEN August 20

CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen resigns

POLITIKEN / DR.DK REPORT – Following heavy criticism of the tourism organisation Wonderful Copenhagen, particularly after the Eurovision Song Contest in May brought losses to the city of DKK 58 million (€7.78 million), the body’s chief executive Mikkel Metz Mørch is to resign. The event cost around DKK 112 million to stage – three times […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 20

Donata & Cleo multi-nominated at ESKA 2014

WARSAW, POLAND – The Polish representatives at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Donatan & Cleo, have been nominated for several awards at the upcoming ESKA Music Awards in Poland. Donatan & Cleo have received nominations for best hit for “My Word”, best female artist, best artist network, best video for both their Eurovision entry “My […]

LOREEN August 20

Loreen to perform at Eurasian Music Awards 2014

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN – For some years now, the huge central Asia republic of Kazakhstan has tried to join the EBU with the obvious goal of taking part to the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, the attempts have been unsuccessful but the country still has a growing interest in Eurovision. As an example, this year’s Eurasian […]

EUROVISION LIVE CONCERT 2014 August 20

Eurovision Live Concert 2014 underway

SETUBAL, PORTUGAL – Portugal, the country that participated more times at the Eurovision Song Contest without winning will welcome for the 6th time in a row one more edition of Eurovision Live Concert. The concert will take place in Setubal, next September 12th and 13th. Setubal is a nice city on the blue coast, 40 […]

SOURCE: GOOGLE.COM August 20

Official: Portugal returns in Junior Eurovision 2014

LISBON, PORTUGAL – Junior Eurovision’s heart now is beating more than ever in last few years. Beside of Italy and Montenegro, who will debute this year, and Bulgaria, Cyprus and Serbia coming back to the contest, another country will send it’s representative after six years. Portugal is now the next confirmed country, an information which […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM August 19

Armenian representative for Malta on mid September

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The national broadcaster of Armenia is ready to announce the participant for Malta’s 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. On September 14th ARMTV will make special announcement over who’s gonna represent the country in JESC 2014. So far the national broadcaster is examining all options amongst 87 submissions.

PHOTO: BTRC August 19

Belarusian acts ready to get the ticket to Malta

MINSK, BELARUS – On August 14 Belteleradiocompany held a draw of the finalists of the junior contest “Song for Eurovision” (selection tour of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014). 10 junior performers will perform August 29 in a big final show. The audience will see it live on TV channels “Belarus 1″ and “Belarus 24″. […]

SLOVENIA RTVSLO August 19

Slovenia confirms debut in Malta’s JESC 2014 edition

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – The rumours oikotimes.com brought to you few weeks ago are now officially confirmed. RTVSLO is about to debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 which takes place in Malta’s Marsa Shipyard on November 15th. Slovenia is the 14th confirmed state to participate in the 2014 JESC edition and the 4th Balkan […]

ALAIN CLARK August 19

Have The Netherlands reached a decision already?

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS – Lots of Dutch media report as of this morning the name of Alain Clark as the one to represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The Dutch media interest is extremely high after the amazing 2nd place the country achieved last May in Copenhagen. The rumours now claim that […]

LUXEMBOURG FLAG August 18

Eurostars to attend OGAE Luxembourg 2014 gala

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG – What a strange country the posh Grand Duchy is! Let us not mention its size or its banking system but let’s focus on the Eurovision Song Contest. On the one hand, the national broadcaster RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg is still snubbing the EBU refusing to take part to the event and on the […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 18

Listen: new songs from Emmelie de Forest & Kate Ryan

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – 2013 Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest presented a new single after her successful “Rainmaker” this month. The song is titled “Drunk Tonight” and it seems to be something different from the Danish newcomer singer. The R’n’B rhythm and the ballad style make a very unique combination. Have a listen below as she […]

PHOTO: LA DAMA FACEBOOM FAN PAGE August 18

Listen / Gallery: new single by La Dama – La Clave

MADRID, SPAIN – La Dama who took part in the 2014 Spanish preselection contest for Eurovision has just released her new single entitled “La Clave” (The Key). The single is a Latin pop number which is looking to transfer itself above the summer period. A video clip will follow in September and La Dama is […]

WILLIAM MANGION August 18

Now that’s a well paid job!

MALTATODAY.COM.MT REPORTS – Eurovision singer William Mangion is being paid €19,582 each year under the contract he has with the government to ‘coordinate the promotion of local bands’. The Ministry for Justice and Culture signed the contract with the singer last year, soon after Labour’s election victory. The ministry said the scale is “an equivalent […]