Author Archives: Adrián Valiente reporting from Spain

OIKOTIMES GENERIC INSTAGRAM May 09

BACKSTAGE MAY 09: SECOND SEMIFINAL ON INSTAGRAM / PHOTO GALLERY

Just like all artists they are using the social media as their ultimate tool to promote their entry and keep in touch with the fans sharing their passion for the contest.

EL SUENO DE MORFEO May 08

EXCLUSIVE / BACKSTAGE MAY 08: ESDM SENDS YOU A MESSAGE / VIDEO

Today we had the chance to meet the Spanish act for Malmö, ESDM – El Sueño de Morfeo, few hours before they’re going on their way to Malmö. Tomorrow they will take a plane directly to Hamburg (Germany) and there, they will be going to Malmö by cruise until the expected arrival on Saturday morning.

CEZAR May 01

ROMANIA 2013: OFFICIAL CLIP OUT

Cezar, this year’s representative for Romania, has released the official videoclip for his ESC entry, It’s My Life. It was initially announced that a videoclip, was not going to be released, due to low increases, however, the Romanian delegation went on and they finally did this.

BIRGIT OIGEMEEL May 01

ESTONIA 2013: THE DRESS & THE INTL VERSIONS

The Estonian delegation has already revealed how the team and Birgit herself, will look on stage. The 3 men, as backing vocalists, will be wearing elegant suits and white shirts. On the other side, Birgit, due to her pregnancy, have decided to look chic with a black/white dress customised by stripes. The designer is Antonio Baltman.

OIKOTIMES TWITTER LOGO April 29

EUROVISION 2013: FIND YOUR EUROSTAR ON TWITTER

In this special post, oikotimes.com present you the Twitter accounts of all the participants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Check them and follow them, share with them your passion and excitement for the upcoming contest.

BLEDAR SEJKO April 25

RONA NISHLIU MEETS ADRIAN & BLEDAR

Last year’s representative from Albania, Rona Nishliu, who achieved Albania’s best score since their first attempt, wanted to give their support to Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko, who will be representing Albania in Malmö.

EUROVISION 2013 SUBLOGO3 April 24

EUROVISION 2013 GETS 500 VOLUNTEERS

SVT is almost ready for Eurovision in Malmö. Preparations are still taking the control in the Swedish city, where the stage is in phase of construction yet and also the press centre and urban decor. Late November, it was announced that the broadcaster would need hundreds volunteers for the Eurovision experience.

PASTORA SOLER April 23

PASTORA SOLER IN SPAIN AND CROATIA TOUR

Pastora Soler, who proudly represented Spain in Baku with Quédate Conmigo, impressed locals and foreigners there and deservedly, She was considered one of the best voices of the year and the whole contest history.

EL SUENO DE MORFEO April 21

MORE DETAILS FOR ESDM STAGING

More details on the Spanish staging for Malmö were revealed yesterday afernoon. Three backing vocals and musicians will support ESDM on stage and they are: Mey Green, Javi Méndez and Milena Brody.

KRISTA SIEGFRIDS April 17

EXCLUSIVE: KRISTA’S SPECIAL VIDEO FOR OIKOTIMES.COM

It seems that we’ve finally found out, who this year’s funny act is. Funny but containing a lot of quality, which it’s not deniable, for sure. Krista Siegfrids, the one who will represent Finland in Malmö, has decided to greet our webiste with her constant full energy.

EMMELIE DE FOREST April 17

DOUBTS ABOUT EMMELIE’S ROYAL DESCENT

The issue now is regarding to Emmelie’s roots, as back in January, Emmelie presented herself as the granddaughter of British Queen Victoria (May 1819 – January 1901).

LUCIA PEREZ April 16

SURPRISE DUET BY SORAYA ARNELAS & LUCÍA PEREZ

A new duet has been formed. We’re talking about 2 former Spanish Eurovision representatives, Soraya (Moscow 2009) and Lucía Pérez (Düsseldorf 2011).

PHOTO: NIKKI HUIJNEN / OIKOTIMES.COM April 14

JESC 2013: TWO NOT INTERESTED, ONE THINKING ABOUT IT

Some days ago, we were informing you about the venue and confirmed countries for this year’s Junior Eurovision, in Ukraine. Today, it’s time to report, which countries are interested to take part in or which are not.

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2012 DRESS REHEARSAL 001 April 10

JESC 2013: VENUE ANNOUNCED; CHANGES APPLY!

Junior Eurovision becomes smaller and smaller. The Ukranian Prime-Minister announced, that a venue for the Junior Eurovision in Ukraine has already been selected for the occasion, and it’s the Palace “Ukraine”.

ANNA BERGENDAHL April 10

ANNA BERGENDAHL – SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

Anna Bergendahl, the Swedish representative in Oslo 2010, didn’t unfortunately make it through the final, for the first time ever for Sweden, but her career didn’t finish at all, and her album Yours Sincerely reached the top of the Swedish charts.

ESMA & LAZANO April 09

ESMA & LOZANO GREET THE FANS

This year, FYR Macedonia will be represented in Malmö by Esma & Lozano, with the song Pred Da Se Razdeni. The draw by SVT determined them to sing 3rd at the 2nd semifinal, on May 16th.

BIRGIT OIGEMMEEL April 08

ESTONIA 2013: FINAL VERSION RELEASED

A new version for Et Uus Saaks Alguse, the Estonian entry, which won the Eesti Laul 2013, has seen the light today. Specially for the occasion, the song has been revamped, with new arrangements, which make the song “more realistic”.

SEAN BANAN April 06

MELODIFESTIVALEN 2013: THE WEB AWARD RESULTS!

Europa, vi har ett resultat! Tonight an special online show by SVT, was held at 20:00 CET, on its official Eurovision/Melodifestivalen website. Online users around Europe could add their comments on the live chat.

ANREAS KLEERUP April 04

EUROVISION 2013: FIRST SEMIFINAL ACT UNVEILED

It was revaled that popular swedish composer & producer, Andreas Kleerup will be part of the interval act for the 1st semifinal, on May 14th.