Author Archives: Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)

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 […]

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: OIKOTIMES.COM October 20

Listen to the English version of Cyprus 2014 entry for JESC

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – It’s no secret that the favourites for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 have been clear: Cyprus is along with Malta and Bulgaria, an entry which can easily get the trophy on November 15th. Today Sophia Patsalides and her team led by Alex Panayi, released the English version of her JESC entry “I […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION October 20

Listen: Kostas Martakis – Monos Mou

ATHENS, GREECE – Kostas Martakis ended up as a runner up in the Greek national final to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 2008 and 2014. Continuously rising his star and his career in Greece, Kostas released a brand new single today titled “Monos Mou” (By myself) penned by Stelios Rokkos and released […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 20

Cyprus 2015: 60 songs announced for the preliminaries

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The national broadcaster of Cyprus announced the 60 songs qualified to the preliminaries of the national selection for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. Various known singers in Greece and Cyprus from talent shows and previous national selection are participating. 01. Yuri Melikov – Victorious (Yuri was a finalist in The Voice Greece) 02. […]

PHOTO: NADEZHDA MISYAKOVA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 19

Updates from the world of JESC 2014

VALLETTA, MALTA – Moira Delia is the hostess of the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a job originally offered to Ira Losco (as rumours said last summer). She is excited to be the first lady of the biggest international event Malta ever had in the island and of course we worried upon her outfits for […]

PHOTO: EMIL CALLEJA BAYLISS October 17

Video / Host country entry officially bids for trophy… again!

VALLETTA, MALTA – Diamonds video officially presented today and the Maltese entry for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 officially released. Federica Falzon will perform the Maltese entry inland this time as her country will cheer up for her while on stage. But what’s going on in Malta? Why do they suddenly bring “diamonds” in the […]

AIR MALTA LOGO October 15

Air Malta deserves congratulations for the special offer

VALLETTA, MALTA – The national airline of Malta, Air Malta, definitely deserve the warmest applause and lots of congratulations for this surprise move: They offer 20% discount to travellers for Junior Eurovision Song Contest week and also they give the chance to win extra tickets for the island of knights. More information on how to […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 14

Cyprus 2015: National Final date revealed!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster e-mailed the participants of the auditions for the preliminary phase of the national selection informing them on the date of the national final: it’s February 1st. The Cypriot national broadcaster cancelled collaboration with MAD TV Cyprus on the official excuse that there were low submissions for the national marathon […]

PHOTO: STUDIO PANOULIS October 14

Gallery / Video: Sakis Rouvas concludes Ace of Hearts Tour

ATHENS, GREECE – The grand finale of the most well produced concert tour in the history of Greek music was given on 11/10 in Athens by Sakis Rouvas. His 2014 Ace of Hearts Tour concluded last night at the Athens Tae Kwon Do arena which was full house as more than 12,000 auditors attended the […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 13

Cyprus 2015: MAD TV & CyBC break alliance

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Despite the desperate efforts of CyBC to disrepute oikotimes.com when we made the announcement that MAD TV Cyprus and CyBC broke alliance on Eurovision, today the Cypriot national broadcaster actually confirmed the information. CyBC claims that due to low number of submissions there is no point to collaborate with MAD TV Cyprus […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 10

New voting partner will count … (what exactly?)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is gearing up with less than a month for rehearsals to kick off in the wonderful island of knights, Malta. EBU’s Junior Eurovision team is celebrating today the partnership with Dutch company “Sound Data” which will verify the results of the tele voting and jury voting […]

FEDERICA FALZON October 09

JESC 2014: Federica Falzon greets oikotimes.com readers

The team of http://www.oikotimes.com is honoured, hosting the greetings of the 2014 Junior Eurovision participants. On November 15th this young artist will claim the trophy of the 12th Junior Eurovision Song Contest edition which will take place in Malta.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 08

Iceland revokes 2015 rule on gender balance

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – In 2015, the Icelandic national selection show “Söngvakeppnin” will take place for the 22nd time. As soon as the rules were published, a few weeks ago, several artists openly disagreed with RÚV, the national broadcaster. The new “50% gender equality” rule was quickly criticized by two former Eurovision entrants. Friðrik Ómar Hjörleifsson […]

OIKOTIMES BREAKING NEWS October 05

Exclusive: Israeli artist to Vienna will be…

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The team of oikotimes.com has secure information that Israel’s entry will be selected through a different selection. We have information that really will surprise you as Yoav Ginai told yesterday to colleague website. Today all media in Israel report the latest news. First of all Israel will participate in the Eurovision […]

PHOTO: DANIEL D'ANASTASI / PBS October 03

Malta 2015: Twenty promising acts announced (Video)

VALLETTA, MALTA – With a very careful selection, aimed to bring the best ever selection in the island of knights, Maltese national broadcaster announced tonight the 20 semi-finalists for the 2015 edition of MESC which will take place earlier this year, as PBS will use the magnificent JESC stage setting for the national selection as […]

SILVIA NIGHT October 01

Eurovision was a precursor for Lady GaGa?

EDITORIAL – Eurovision Song Contest is known for many innovations in the world of technology, music, television and radio. Every year the European Broadcasting Union is implementing the latest technological features in the contest and many tech, multimedia and music features became trends for other TV events across the world. I have the feeling that […]

CYPRUS CYBC September 29

Update: Cyprus answers to CyBC / MAD TV crisis

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – There is a bit turmoil in the relations of Cyprus national broadcaster and MAD TV Cyprus regarding the preparations for the national selection, a marathon show announced earlier this summer. It seems that MAD TV Cyprus accuses CyBC for delays regarding the planning of the show. What happens now? Until October 10th, […]