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 […]

HARI MATA HARI VERASANOVIC October 24

Hari Mata Hari again in Eurovision?

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Although BHRT announced on Facebook that participation is still pending despite their original confirmation local press claim to know the 2015 representative. Hari Mata Hari will represent Bosnia & Herzegovina in Vienna. BHRT is not playing safe, but going for a win. Few of the best authors from Serbia, Bosnia […]

PHOTO: JUNIOREUROVISION.TV / EBU October 24

JESC 2014: rehearsal schedule decided

VALLETTA, MALTA – EBU and PBS decided the running order for the rehearsals as they will not conduct their tests as usual, in the running order. This is happening due to the school visit schedule and therefore the rehearsals will take place in another order.   09/11 10/11 11/11 12/11 13/11 14/11 15/11 as of […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 24

Rybak’s support message to Franklin

OSLO, NORWAY – As it was announced some weeks ago Franklin Calleja will sing in this years Malta Eurovision 2015 ‘Still here’, a composition of 2009 ESC-winner Alexander Rybak. Alexander is extremely happy and in full believe of Franklin and the song of course as he stated today on his official facebookpage My song for […]

ANOUK October 23

Netherland 2015: artist revealed by late November

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – In a Tweet, AVROTROS revealed that the artist for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, who will represent The Netherlands, will be announced by the end of November. After two years of successful rankings in the Eurovision finals, the Dutch national broadcaster is taking the heat of the contest and the popularity […]

MOLLY SMITTEN DOWNES October 23

Video: Molly Smitten-Downes – Lock Up Your Daughter

LONDON, UK – Probably the most talented Eurovision entrant for the UK in years, Molly Smitten-Downes (2014), is back! The generous artist had decided to offer her fans a free download of her song “Lock up Your Daughter”. This is not a new song, since Molly has been perming it on stage since April, but […]

DANA INTERNATIONAL October 23

Dana International is the new Cruella de Vil

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – In Jerusalem, on December 20th, a new musical will be premiered: “101 Dalmatians”, inspired by the famous Disney motion picture. The story of 99 puppies trying their luck not to be transformed into lovely fur coat… some may ask what is “Eurovisionesque” in that story. Well… nothing actually, except if you have […]

RYAN DOLAN October 23

Eurovision parties across Europe this month

The OGAE network is active 365 days a year, and all over Europe, parties are organized by national clubs in order to celebrate Eurovision passion, and wait til the next contest. This month again, several gigs will take place. Let’s have a look at those Eurovision “rendez-vous”. On October 18th, OGAE Austria organized a Eurovision […]

PHOTO: REUTERS October 23

Olia Tira is back and might bid for Vienna

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – Back in 2010, Moldova was represented by Olia Tita and SunStroke Project. Last year, for the national selection O Melodie Pentru Europa, the lady introduced her new project, called Flux Light, and finished in a disappointing 6th place. But the Flux Light duo (Olia Tira and Alexandre Noctua) are back on tracks […]

LOREEN October 23

Loreen replaces Conchita in Luxembourg Eurovision Gala

LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG – The 2014 edition of Eurovision Gala Night is taking place this Saturday at the Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains and a last minute change in the line up has been announced. Conhita Wurst will not perform after all and the organisers announced Loreen as her replacement. The decline of the 2014 Eurovision […]

PHOTO: AVROTROS.NL October 23

Netherlands not airing the anniversary show

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Although the rumour about London hosting the Eurovision 60 Years Anniversary show was not verified by EBU or BBC (yet) Songfestivalwebblog.nl reports today that The Netherlands will not broadcast this special show, despite the fact that the country is one of the founders of the competition. The national broadcaster aired though […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 23

Eurovision: the event with the most valuable web services

EDITORIAL – I always believed that the Eurovision Song Contest should give as many information, interactivity and various services to fans and audience. That was always my request and actually this is why I ended up creating this website. After almost 14 years online things have changed and Eurovision can provide almost everything a fan, […]

PHOTO: AFTONBLADET.SE October 22

Cyprus 2015: Christer Björkman in the jury!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Christer Björkman is going to be announced as jury member in the preliminary rounds of the Cypriot national selection. Mr Melodifestivalen will attend the bootcamp / eurochallenges rounds as ShowTime Cy reported today exclusively. In the first round of the national selection the 60 qualifiers will be narrowed to 20, then into […]

SERGEY LAZAREV SHOOTING VIDEO CLIP IN CRETE 04 October 22

Gallery / Sergey Lazarev shoots new single video in Crete!

ELOUNDA / CRETE, GREECE – Star singer Sergey Lazarev chose the elounda SA hotels & resorts in order to shoot his new video clip for his song “Breaking away”. Sergey Lazarev is tipped to represent Russia for years now and in 2008 he ranked 4th while bidding to represent his country in Belgrade. The main […]

FYR MACEDONIA 2015 SKOPJE FEST October 22

oikotimes.com on the spot: Skopje Fest 2014

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – You were jiggling your minds what surprise national final our team will cover. Well drop your jaws as our editor Stefan Resimić and photographer Aleksandar Pešić will attend Skopje Fest. Get ready for some exclusive photos and interviews. On November 12th public and jury voting (50% split) will […]

BELARUS BTRC October 22

Belarus 2015: BTRC calls for songs

BTRC is now accepting applications for the Eurovision-2015. In order to participate in the competition it is necessary to send a valuable parcel with an application to the address: 220807, Minsk, str. Makaenka, 9, BTRC, marked “National qualifying round of song competition “Eurovision-2015″. Last day of submissions is November 21st, 2014. Requirements for project participants […]

SPAIN 2014 RUTH LORENZO October 22

Spanish Eurostars join charity concert for kids with cancer

MADRID, SPAIN – Two Spanish eurostars will take part in a charity concert in the town of Murcia to raise awareness and funds for children affected by cancer. The All Against Cancer gala started in 2010. Ruth Lorenzo, who represented Spain at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, and Serafín Zubiri, the country’s 1992 and 2000 […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC October 22

EXCLUSIVE / WIN TWO TICKETS FOR JESC 2014 FINAL

PRESS RELEASE – The team of oikotimes.com is attending once again the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and those of you been in Malta have the chance to share the passion #together with us. This is why oikotimes.com offers you two tickets for one lucky person in Malta to attend the event at Marsa Shipyard on […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 21

London hosts Eurovision 60 Years anniversary show?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – The United Kingdom has offered to host the special anniversary show (and not Germany as original stated) for the 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest says Belgian press. It was back in April 24th 1956 when Marcel Bezençon’s idea implemented with the participation of seven countries. The event will take […]

PHOTO: MAGNUS RAGNVID October 21

Video: Sarah Dawn Finer – Birds (The Netherlands 2013, cover)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – During a Finnish TV På Resande Not show, Sarah Dawn Finer (multi participant in Melodifestivalen and hostess, part of the interval act of Eurovision 2013) performed a song that we all love: Birds, the song with which Anouk represented The Netherlands in 2013. The outcome is simply amazing!