PHOTO: ANI LORAK FACEBOOK FAN PAGE September 15

Video: Ani Lorak – Medlenno

KYIV, UKRAINE – Ukrainian diva Ani Lorak has just released her brand new song “Medlenno” (Slowly), a beautiful and powerful ballad. Despite a few scandals and in spite of what’s happening on her home soil, the singer’s career is still going full swing. Once again Ani is delivering a nice track that should cheer her […]

SERBIA RTS September 15

RTS confirms oikotimes news on Eurovision 2015

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Today, Radio Television of Serbia has made a preliminary application for participation at the Eurovision Song Contest that will be held in Vienna next year. As it is stated in the official announcement, financial reasons were the cause Eurovision fans across the world didn’t see Serbia this year in Copenhagen, unfortunately they […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 15

Malta 2015: Drop in number of Eurovision entries

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – Fewer songs have been submitted than last year for the Malta Eurovision song contest, to be held in November instead of February. Sources in the music industry said the cut-off date for submissions – the end of August – had caught recording studios, authors and composers on the wrong foot. In previous […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 15

Video: Nina Badrić – Vetrenjače

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Croatian Eurostar, Nina Badrić, has released a new video for her single “Vetrenjače” (Windmills) filmed on the streets of New York City. In this upbeat performance, Nina dances around the streets of the Big Apple with a Pharell Williams T-shirt. The Croatian singer is also planning on releasing her first English-language album […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 14

Israel 2015: internal selection if IBA accepts participation

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The anticipation of many fans about the Israeli participation in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is soon to come to an end. Radio 88FM, part of IBA group seems to be chosen as the radio channel through which the Eurovision selection will be made, Channel 1 and WiWibloggs.com report today. IBA […]

PHOTOS: LTV.LV September 14

Cyprus 2015: more than 100 submissions

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – CyBC and MAD TV Cyprus are preparing the national selection for Cyprus’ return in the Eurovision Song Contest. More than 100 submissions reached the national broadcaster and ShowTime Cyprus presents the names that have submitted a song. They are: Zinon Zintilis (composer of past Eurovision entries) Constantinos Christoforou (composing a song for […]

PHOTO: NERIT.GR September 13

NERIT not eligible for Eurovision 2015?

ATHENS, GREECE – Since summer 2014 the Greek national broadcaster announced their interest to participate in Eurovision 2015. Since yesterday the plans are postponed as President and CEO of NERIT resigned due to claims for governmental intervention. Moreover, MAD TV – NERIT contract for outsourcing the national final production hasn’t been signed. But there is […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 13

Listen: Jessy Matador – Zuluminati

PARIS, FRANCE – We all remember the 2010 French entrant, Jessy Matador, and his booty shaking entry “Allez, Ola, Olé” that set fire to the Telenor Arena in Oslo. Since then, Jessy has kept working on his career, and even though we cannot consider him as a star in France (despite his three albums and […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION September 13

Video: Eurostar performances at Positive Energy Day

ATHENS, GREECE – Last night more than 60,000 people attended the 9th annual open air concert of Amita Motion’s Postive Energy Day at OAKA’s Wall of Nations, aired live by MAD TV. Several Eurostas performed during the event: Josephine (Greek NF, 2014), Kostas Martakis (Greek NF, 2008, 2014), Melisses (Greek NF, 2010), Eleni Foureira (Greek […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 13

Video: The Common Linnets – Give Me a Reason

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – In 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, the Dutch entry by the Common Linnets happily surprised everyone with their 2nd place in the final of the show, a song entry that we never thought it could do that well in Eurovision Song Contest. Now, the Eurovision 2014 runner ups released a brand new […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 13

SVT to announce MF 2015 changes tomorrow

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster holds a press conference tomorrow to announce several things for Melodifestivalen 2015 among which some changes in the format of the show, according to Aftonbladet.se. SVT had to challenge the fall of the viewership last year which touched the 800,000 viewers and the issue with the disappointed record labels […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION September 12

Gallery: Amita Motion’s Day of Positive Energy 2014

ATHENS, GREECE – Eurovision stars are performing at the OAKA’s Wall of Nations as we speak and MAD TV is streaming the show live here. In the meantime you can see the first photos from the event. Kostas Martakis, Ivi Adamou, Eleni Foureira, Freaky Fortune & Risky Kidd are making the audience frantic while Demy […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 12

Memories from Cyprus National Final 2006 (Gallery)

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Back in 2006 oikotimes.com collaborated with the official sponsor of Eurovision 2006, Cosmote, to bring the best fan coverage of the event. One of our projects was the coverage of the Cypriot national final. During the national selection our representative in Cyprus attended the event at the CyBC studios and made wonderful […]

KATE RYAN September 11

Axel, Sandra, Kate for Special Olympics closing ceremony

ANTWERP, BELGIUM – The guy who was on his very first flight, Axel Hirsoux, also this years Belgian representative will be on stage at the Sportpaleis in Antwerpen with several Eurostars like Sandra Kim (Belgium 1986) and Kate Ryan (Belgium 2006). They will perform on September 20th at the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Eurovision 2015 motto: Building Bridges

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – One more big surprise came from Eurovision Song Contest 2015’s preparations. ORF and EBU announce the slogan of the 60th edition of the show which is “Building Bridges”, a motto resulted after hundred ideas proposed to the host broadcaster. PKP BBDO agency is behind the motto which eventually will be visualised into […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Conchita Wurst to perform at the European Parliament

RAPPLER.COM REPORTS – Transvestite Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels on October 8, the bearded Austrian sensation said Thursday, September 11. European lawmaker Ulrike Lunacek, one of five MEPs from 5 different factions who invited Wurst to perform, said that the hour-long concert was part of […]

PHOTO: CHANNEL4.COM September 11

Alex Salmond to fast-track Scotland Eurovision entry if Yes wins

1CLICKNEWS.COM REPORTS – Alex Salmond plans to fast-track Scotland’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest if the Yes campaign wins. Eurovision organisers have given the green light for Scotland to emerge as an independent rival to the United Kingdom in the competition. In order to join, the new Scottish Broadcasting Service (SBS), which the SNP […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Greek broadcaster President & CEO resign

ATHENS, GREECE – While the deadline for participating in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is set for October 10th by the EBU, Greek national broadcaster sources informed oikotimes.com that they haven’t submit the necessary paperwork yet, a delay caused by the resignation of the NERIT President and CEO resignation today. The two men resigned from […]

PHOTO: IGRE123.COM September 11

Eurostars to attend Slovenska Popevka 2014

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – The upcoming Slovenian song festival “Slovenska Popevka” is set to feature several Eurostars in its lineup this year. Headlining the festival are Darja Švajger and Nuša Derenda, who represented Slovenia at the 1995 and 2001 Eurovision Song Contest respectively. Other Eurostars taking part are Steffy, as well as Rudi Bučar, who have […]