PHOTO: EUROPE1 September 02

Nelson Montfort to take over commentating?

PARIS, FRANCE – It’s not official, FranceTélévisions has caught an early Eurovision fever. Last week the French broadcaster announced that the first public channel, France 2, will be responsible for the selection and the broadcasting of Eurovision 2015, and today a new piece of nieces appeared on the net: the commentators are about to be […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 02

Sweden 2015: SVT opens Melodifestivalen submissions

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish songwriters and authors have been given the green light to submit their songs as the Swedish broadcaster SVT opens the search for its national selection, Melodifestivalen 2015. After Sanna Nielsen’s incredible success at this year’s Eurovison Song Contest, SVT is keen to keep up its success by going for the immensely […]

RUSSIA PROTEST TO PUTIN September 02

Russia ditches plans for ‘no gays’ Eurovision rival

PINKNEWS.CO.UK REPORTS – Russia has ditched plans to revive the Soviet era Intervision Song Contest as a “family friendy” rival to Eurovision. A revival was hinted at following the victory of Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst in the Europe-wide contest in May this year, and plans were announced in June. The 2014 contest – which […]

ALAIN CLARK September 02

Alain Clark confirms interest and sounding talks

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Popular Dutch musician and producer Alain Clark has said he is interested in taking part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna but has denied rumours he has been contacted by broadcaster AvroTros. According to the Dutch press, AvroTros is courting Clark to represent the country and negotiations between the […]

LOREEN September 01

Video: Loreen – Sugar Man

SCANDIPOP.CO.UK REPORTS – The annual Kristallen Gala took place in Sweden last week. A high-brow TV awards show kinda thing. Which had an extra special pop performance take place. By Loreen! She performed her own interpretation of the song ‘Sugar Man’. Originally by Sixto Rodríguez, and the subject of the documentary Searching For Sugar Man, […]

PHOTO: DARIA KINZER FACEBOOK FAN PAGE August 31

Gallery: Daria Kinzer performs in Lind’s Kronefest

LINZ, AUSTRIA – Croatian representative from 2011, Daria Kinzer, who is acctually from Austria, our next year host country, has once again performed at Linz’s Kronefest. And this was her second time do it, but this year the organizators sent her a special call, as she did her gig last year so good. Here are […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 31

Molly furious with Danish wales murder

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – It is rare to see artists (and especially Eurovision ones) to deal with real life issues. Molly Smitten Downes proved to be a real sensitive Eurovision participant despite her failure in the Copenhagen Eurovision edition last May. This is what she said regarding the murder of wales in Denmark, the host […]

PHOTO: SVERIGESRADIO.SE August 31

Sweden 2015: First Melodifestivalen act known (Video)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT can now start the 2015 edition of Melodifestivalen as the excitement gears up with the selection of the first act for the semifinals. Eight newcomers participated in the annual Svensktoppen Nästa organised by SVT and the winner is Kalle Johansson with the song “Den där dan”. Now Kalle and SVT will […]

PHOTO: NERIT.GR August 31

EBU questions NERIT’s independence

EKATHIMERINI.COM REPORTS – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the professional association of national broadcasters, has written to the Greek government to ask for clarifications regarding a change in the way that the supervisory board of the new state radio and TV broadcaster, NERIT, is appointed, which may threaten the organization’s independence. In its letter, which […]

PHOTO: EUROMEDIA August 30

Video: Brand new song by Farid Mammadov

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – Azerbaijani silver boy from Malmoe has just published a new song. Farid wrote it himself and it is entitled “Adıma Layıq” (Awarded Step). You can her his new beautiful emotional ballad here.

CONCHITA WURST August 30

Video: Conchita performs at Espoo Waterpark

ESPOO, FINLAND – Until Eurovision 2015, let’s bet that Conchita Wurst will have set her heels on every single European nation (with the exclusion of Russia though…). Since her victory last May, there’s hardly a single Gay Pride celebration or music festival that hadn’t been attended by our favorite bearded diva. Yesterday, the Austrian phenomenon […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 30

Germany 2015: National Final date announced

HANNOVER, GERMANY – German national broadcaster will decide its entry and artist for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest on march 5th at the TUI Arena in Hannover through “Unser Song für Österreich”. It is the same arena where Cascada won the ticket to Malmoe’s Eurovision edition back in 2013. There will also be a wildcard round […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 30

Caution: fake tickets for Eurovision 2015 spotted

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – It took a little bit of time to start, but now preparations for Eurovision 2015 are going full swing. We have a host city (the Austrian capital city), a venue (the nice Wiener Stadthalle) and the slogan and theme should be unveiled soon. Today, more information was given about tickets. Since some […]

PHOTO: NADEZHDA MISYAKOVA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE August 30

Belarus 2014 decided: Nadezhda in Malta (Video / Gallery)

MINSK, BELARUS – Moments ago the national selection of Belarus for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest concluded. The viewers and the jury of BTRC selected Nadezhda Misyakova to represent the country in Malta with the song “Sokol”. The selection was hard as three songs tied in the top by Anna Zaitseva, Ksenia & Pavel […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 28

Milan & Jelena as jury members in talent show

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Two former Serbian Eurovision representatives will be members of the jury in a music show Pink’s little stars, which will start airing in September on the biggest television network on Balkan – RTV Pink: Jelena Tomašević and Milan Stanković. The producers chose them as they both started their carrers in similar shows […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO August 28

Ticket sales for JESC 2014 postponed

PBS PRESS RELEASE – We have recently announced that the sale of tickets for the much awaited Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be available in August. However, due to the high demand, PBS is restructuring the seating to be able to support all the requests. Consequently, PBS has decided to postpone the sale of tickets […]

PHOTO: EVENTFOTO GÖTEBORG August 28

Gallery: Eurostars perform at RIX FM Festival

GÖTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Various Eurovision stars performed at the annual Rix FM Festival this year. Helena Paparizou, Sanna Nielsen, Amanda Fondell, Eric Saade, Basim, Robin Stjernberg, got on stage and gave outstanding performances. In the following pictures by Eventfoto Göteborg we can see some of their hot moments.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 27

Romania’s participation in Vienna in jeopardy

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – Money, money, money. It seems that it is the biggest problem of every national broadcaster in Europe. TVR’s participation in Vienna is in serious doubt. In an interview with mediafax.ro, Mr. Tanase, president of TVR, has revealed that due to the economic crisis, the television might have to go down for a […]

PHOTO: FRANCE2.FR August 27

France 2015: Sign of new approach?

PARIS, FRANCE – The 60th Eurovision Song Contest might be given a new approach this year by French broadcaster, FranceTélévisions. Indeed, since 1999, the contest has been broadcast on France 3 but it was announced earlier today that in 2015, France 2 (a rather more important channel) will take over the job. That could mean […]