Author Archives: Fotis Kon/poulos

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, […]

JOHNNY KALIMERIS September 28

Johnny Kalimeris: Greece unlikely to participate

ATHENS, GREECE – The man behind the golden Eurovision period of Greece when Sakis Rouvas kicked off the rising period of the country in Eurovision, back in 2004, talked to ALPHA TV today expressing his concerns about Eurovision 2015 and the Greek participation. Mr Johnny Kalimeris although no longer involved in ERT / NERIT the […]

PHOTO: AZIS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE September 28

Bulgarian Eurostars land in Cyprus

AYIA NAPA, CYPRUS – Bulgarian backing vocalist in 2006 Athens Eurovision Song Contest and superstar of the country Azis along with 2012 Bulgaria’s representative Sofi Marinova landed in Cyprus to perform in a gig as ShowTime reported today. Today, those who were at Makronissos around 11 AM were stunned when Azis arrived and enjoyed Ayia […]

OKMALTA.COM September 27

The Ira Losco fiasco upon MESC participation / Updated

VALLETTA, MALTA – Since last night announcement by PBS for the 48 preliminary artists and songs of MESC 2015, all eurovision fan sites were stunned Ira Losco was not among the participants. Especially since she spread the rumours about potential participation through Facebook. The team of oikotimes.com is in a position to know that Ira […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 17

NERIT responds upon Eurovision future

ATHENS, GREECE – Many media wrongly translated and assumed the conclusion that the Greek national broadcaster is banned from Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The team of oikotimes.com asked Mr Bakker few days ago what’s going on with NERIT and Eurovision. His response was very clear: “To participate in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, a broadcaster […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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: JUNIOREUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Junior Eurovision: what lies beneath the… lies

On behalf of http://www.oikotimes.com, I would like to make some clarifications about the website’s decision not to cover Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year and further on until some things are clear and fair enough for us. The decision was taken personally by me (Fotis Konstantopoulos) and has nothing to do with the attitude and […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Eurostars lined up for Amita Motion Day of Positive Energy 2014

ATHENS, GREECE – For 9th consecutive year Amita Motion is organising the Day of Positive Energy at the OAKA complex in the open area of Wall of Nations. MAD TV will stream the show live and various Eurovision stars will attend and perform in the gig. Somehow we have the feeling that one of them […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Memories from Congratulations 50 Years Eurovision (Video)

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – This post presents the materials we recovered from the old website of oikotimes.com which was lost in the summer of 2012. This post features the videos the team (Fotis, Stefanos, Gerda, Morten) did in Copenhagen’s Congratulations 50 Years Eurovision in 2005. In the following video you can see Sertab sining “Volare” (the […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Memories from Congratulations 50 Years Eurovision (Gallery)

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Aside to the report we made you few months ago – read more here – we have recovered more photo materials from the event. The following photo gallery includes the Copenhagen Forum area, the dress rehearsal entrance of the artists where we and STAR Channel’s Katerina Soulioti interviewed the artists and some […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Belarusian 2005 party in Athens (Gallery)

ATHENS, GREECE – Although our website lost all of its archives in the big hacking of mid 2012, we managed to recover several multimedia from the Time Machine of the web. Today we present you a special photo gallery from the Belarusian party back in 2005 in Athens when Angelica Agurbash visited Athens along with […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2005 (Gallery / Video)

ATHENS, GREECE – In 2005 oikotimes.com didn’t attend the Junior Eurovision event but we covered the national selection of Greece. Alongside with Gerda Hincaite, Thanos Economou and Irene Kleisoura we got recovered some special materials (photos and videos) from the national selection and the interview with the representatives Kalli Georgelli and Alexandros Choundas. The interview […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2013 (Gallery / Video)

KYIV, UKRAINE – This is the last post from the live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013. In this post, as we traditionally do we sum all the experience of the oikotimes.com team and friends who helped us bring you the latest information and once again the most enriched multimedia. CITY OF KYIV: […]

PHOTO: NIKKI HUIJNEN / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2012 (Gallery / Video)

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – The team of oikotimes.com covered the 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013 Junior Eurovision events. Since we lost the website archives in 2012 we barely have enough materials to remember but we make reviews of what we have and what we experienced anyway. In 2012 although me (Fotis) didn’t attend the amazing 10th […]