EUROVISION 2014 BANNER April 15

BREAKING NEWS / VIDEO: THE STAGE IN ACTION!

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The first stand-in rehearsal at B&W took place and the first video with the stage is online. You can see below Polish stand-in performer and choreography using the stage which looks absolutely stunning! According to official schedule rehearsals will start in less than two weeks. But something did happen today in B&W […]

OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS WEBSITE April 14

OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS: COPENHAGEN 2014!

PRESS RELEASE – The team of http://www.oikotimes.com is going to celebrate it’s 13th anniversary for the very first time during the Eurovision Song Contest itself. All eyes will be on Denmark – this year’s host country and oikotimes are privileged to share such a memorable date to recognise it’s online birthday! On April 28th at […]

ELAIZA April 15

ELAIZA GREETS THE EUROVISION FANS

COLOGNE, GERMANY – German girl band Elaiza will take Eurovision stage on May 10th. In the meanwhile, they made a promo video for all the Europe and Eurovision fans where they sang a little part of their song ‘Is it right’. It was published on YouTube yesterday and you can watch it here

EUROVISION 2014 STAGE SNIPPET April 15

LITTLE BIT OF THIS & THAT

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Copenhagen is getting ready to host thousands of artists, tourists, eurofans and media representatives for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The first impression of the stage seems to have appeared on stage and everyone immediately remembered the stage of Baku back in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. The photo seems not to be […]

ANDREAS ATHANASIOU April 15

VIDEO: RISE UP IN A VERSION YOU MIGHT LIKE

ATHENS, GREECE – Some of you following oikotimes.com might know him. It’s Andrew Athanasiou former editor of our website and the person who helps us covering the Greek National Finals for two years now. This year Andrew was not only excited about the Greek Eurovision National Final as you can see here, but he also […]

ANDRAS KALLAY SAUNDERS April 15

VIDEO: ANDRAS VISITS WESTERN UKRAINE

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – András Kállay-Saunders made a little trip to Berehove, town in western Ukraine where almost half of the inhabitants are Hungarian. There he met with Demes Tamas, who participated in second season of X Factor, and they had a concert in Hungarian Drama Theatre in purpose of promoting Hungarian college Francis II Rákóczi. […]

FLAGS COLLAGE April 14

ESC 2014: MAKE #MYEUROVISIONFLAG

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Soon flags, glitter and colours will cover Copenhagen when the Eurovision Song Contest and 37 competitors takes over the Danish capital city. Today Danish Broadcaster DR has launched a new Eurovision campaign to make people all over Europe make a flag in a creative way to support their favorite country in this […]

MEI FINEGOLD 04 April 14

VIDEO: MEI FINEGOLD PERFORMS AT GAY CLUB

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Mei Finegold had to perform her Eurovision entry three times in a row yesterday in popular gay club Evita in Tel Aviv. It is also the final version of ‘Same Heart’ that she will perform in Copenhagen. Mei will also perform her song at Israeli OGAE meeting on April 24th. Here […]

TAJCI April 14

VIDEO: TAJCI – KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Yugoslavian representative from 1990, Tajci is back on stage (not Eurovision). Couple months ago she released a video for her song “Keep your head up” that was filmed in beautiful city of Dubrovnik. It was produced by her husband Matthew Cameron and it was directed by Will Benson. But now Tajci is […]

EBU April 14

CRIMEA GIVES EBU A BIG DILEMMA

AFTONBLADET.SE REPORTS – The Eurovision Song Contest is not political we hear over and over again. But the crisis on Crimea between Russia and Ukraine will effect this year’s competition when it comes to the voting part. Will the votes from Crimea be count as Russian or Ukrainian? Swedish Russia expert Stig Frederiksson sees this […]

MOLLY April 14

ABBA’S BJORN ULVAEUS ADVISES THE UK!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – The UK Eurovision Song Contest acts over recent years have suffered the ignominy of propping up the table and even scoring the dreaded ‘nul points’. But according to Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus, the UK could triumph in the competition once again – if they just came up with a decent song. […]

AUSTRALIA FANS April 12

FULL EUROVISION SWING DOWN UNDER

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia will dedicate an entire week to Eurovision as the country sends its first representative to the contest, albeit as an interval act. Due to an eight hour time difference, the shows in Australia will not be aired live. However, both semi finals and the grand final will be shown in full […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS April 12

RUSSIAN TWINS FILM THEIR VIDEO CLIP

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The filming of the music video for Russia’s entry to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is underway. The country will be represented by the Tolmachevy Twins with the song “Shine”. Valery Hrapov was responsible for the styling in the video. “We didn’t want the girls to look like Russian dolls. On the […]

TWIN TWIN April 12

VIDEO: TWIN TWIN RELEASE ACOUSTIC VERSION

PARIS, FRANCE – The 2014 French entrants, Twin Twin, are getting ready for Copenhagen! Though their promotional campaign is rather discreet abroad (with the exception of their performance in Amsterdam last week), they are giving a bunch of concerts on home soil, with a big show on April 25th at the Casino de Paris. Moreover, […]

EUROVISION BETTING ODDS April 12

ESC 2014: WHAT THE BETS & POLLS SAY

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Through this post we will keep you updated throughout the season for the betting odds of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. This post will be updated every now and then with all important information from the betting world. SUPPORT YOUR FAVOURITE COUNTRY IN EUROPREDICTION 2014 UPDATE 12.04.2014 In less than a month […]

HERSI MATMJUHA April 12

VIDEO: HERSI CONCLUDES VISIT TO MALTA

VALLETTA, MALTA – Hersi Matmuja the Albanian representative at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has just been on a promotional visit to Malta. Matmuja will perform her song One Night’s Anger (Zemerimi i nje nate) during the first semi-final on Tuesday 6 May 2014. Matmuja has been participating in the Albanian Eurovision final since 2006. […]

COPENHAGEN GAY April 12

COPENHAGEN WELCOMES RUSSIAN GAY WEDDINGS

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The city of Copenhagen will perform wedding ceremonies for both homosexual and heterosexual couples from all around the world in the days leading up to Denmark’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest in May, the municipality said on Thursday. “We have already scheduled 20-30 couples in our calendar -both Danish and foreigners. […]

SOFTENGINE April 12

FINNISH FANS URGE FOR SUPPORT

HELSINKI, FINLAND – The head of the Finnish Eurovision Club has predicted that Finland’s song contest hopeful “Something Better” will stand out from other entries to place in the finals in May. The Finnish outfit Softengine will be heading off to the competition buoyed up by a loyal — and optimistic — support group. Ever […]

EUROVISION 2014 BANNER April 12

EUROVISION BANNER INSTALLED AT B&W

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The big Eurovision Song Contest 2014 logo banner is now installed in the front face of B&W Hallerne. 25 meters wide and 25 meters high the banner presentation is based on the idea to see it from almost he entire city, said Peter Jensen, director of the company Megacom. It is the […]