Author Archives: Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE)

PHOTO: SVERIGESRADIO.SE August 31

Sweden 2015: First Melodifestivalen act known (Video)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT can now start the 2015 edition of Melodifestivalen as the excitement gears up with the selection of the first act for the semifinals. Eight newcomers participated in the annual Svensktoppen Nästa organised by SVT and the winner is Kalle Johansson with the song “Den där dan”. Now Kalle and SVT will […]

PHOTO: EVENTFOTO GÖTEBORG August 28

Gallery: Eurostars perform at RIX FM Festival

GÖTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Various Eurovision stars performed at the annual Rix FM Festival this year. Helena Paparizou, Sanna Nielsen, Amanda Fondell, Eric Saade, Basim, Robin Stjernberg, got on stage and gave outstanding performances. In the following pictures by Eventfoto Göteborg we can see some of their hot moments.

STUDENTS CRUISE IN TURKEY August 25

Official: Turkey not returning to Eurovision

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Although there were last week rumours about Turkey’s return in the Eurovision Song Contest – since TRT aired a bulletin claiming that by September there will be final decision – TRT confirmed today what oikotimes.com posted on May 14 – read it here. Tonight, one more confirmation of what we posted comes […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM August 23

Eurostars accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (part 3)

One more day of unstoppable Eurovision stars accepting he ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this post we see Eurostars like Dino Merlin (Bosnia & Herzegovina 1999, 2011), Nina Badric (Croatia 2012), Tanja (Estonia 2014), Olivia Newton John (United Kingdom 1974), Eldar Qasimov (Azerbaijan 2011), Lulu (United Kingdom 1969), Twiins (Slovakia 2011), Kurt Calleja (Malta 2012), […]

MANGA August 21

TRT to announce decision upon Eurovision participation soon

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Rumours rumours rumours. Turkey is withdrawing again, Turkey is entering Eurovision. This artist will represent Turkey 2015, that singer will go and so on. The usual saga every year with countries like Turkey, Greece and Italy (for those who remember how we, the websites, cover the Eurovision Song Contest). Turkey withdraw after […]

CONCHITA WURST August 21

Ice bucket challenge accepted by Eurostars

Eurovision stars (with a big delay the truth is) joined the ALS Ice Bucket challenge originally started by Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. How does it work? Each challenger invites his friends to do the same video within 24 hours so the donation can take place. Conchita Wurst, Duncan James, Kalomoira, Marco Mengoni and Ruth Lorenzo […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM August 19

Armenian representative for Malta on mid September

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The national broadcaster of Armenia is ready to announce the participant for Malta’s 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. On September 14th ARMTV will make special announcement over who’s gonna represent the country in JESC 2014. So far the national broadcaster is examining all options amongst 87 submissions.

ALAIN CLARK August 19

Have The Netherlands reached a decision already?

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS – Lots of Dutch media report as of this morning the name of Alain Clark as the one to represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The Dutch media interest is extremely high after the amazing 2nd place the country achieved last May in Copenhagen. The rumours now claim that […]

PHOTO: GPB.GE August 14

Georgia 2014: Trio Lizi, Sofi and Dea chosen

TBILISI, GEORGIA – Georgian national broadcaster concluded the castings for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest participation and decided that Trio Lizi, Sofi and Dea will represent the country in Malta. The three artists and the team alongside the national broadcaster will work on their song which they will perform in the final on November […]

PHOTO: NTU August 10

Video / Gallery: Eldar & Zlata present “Ice & Fire”

KYIV, UKRAINE – During the Junior Eurovision 2014 national final in Ukraine last night, a new song from the winner of Eurovision 2011 Eldar and Ukrainian participant of Eurovision 2013 Zlata Ognevich, presented. “It is noteworthy that for many years of musical career Zlata Ognevich is the first official duo, which will be released as […]

DANA INTERNATIONAL August 07

Dana International vows against Europe

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – During a backstage interview with Dutch media and during the Amsterdam Pride 2014, Eurovision 1998 winner Dana International (and 2011 participant) vowed against Europe regarding the Israeli – Gaza crisis. Dana said that “Europe has to shut their mouth. You have killed millions and millions throughout the course of history. Shut […]

ANI LORAK August 04

Ukrainian minister adviser furious with Ani Lorak

ODESSA, UKRAINE – Last week’s concert of Ani Lorak in Odessa had a sad surprise for the 2008 Ukrainian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. Protestors in the concert accused Lorak of supporting Putins regime through her frequent performances in Russia. The singer stated that she is simply an artist and totally supporting Ukraine and […]

CHRISIA TODOROVA July 25

Bulgaria returns & selects JESC entry?

SOFIA, BULGARIA – It was 2011 when Bulgaria participated in Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the last time and now it seems they are returning if we believe Novini.bg site which claims the country is returning to the contest and already found its representatives. Chrisia and the twins Hasan & Ibrahim will represent the country […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU June 27

Sanna, Helena & other Eurostars at RIX FM Festival 2014

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Helena Paparizou (Greece 2001, 2005), Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014 and 7 times participant in Melodifestivalen) will join forces on August 16th for a great festival in Sweden named “RIX FM Festival”, one of the most prestigious events in the nordic country. Robin Stjenberg, who represented Sweden in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will […]

ALEXANDER RYBAK June 26

Video: Eurostars perform at Iasi “Eurovision Show”

IASI, ROMANIA – Eurovision stars participated last night in TVR’s “Eurovision Show” in Iasi, Romania, an event to support the city’s bid to become Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2021! Paula and Ovi (Romania 2010, 2014), Ruslana (Ukraine 2004), Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009) attended the event and performed on stage despite the rain in the […]

GIANLUCA BEZZINA June 21

Doctor Bezzina headlines Isle of MTV

VALLETTA, MALTA – Funk Initiative will be opening this year’s Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on Wednesday after winning the Isle of MTV Battle of the Bands competition. They will be performing their track Paris. The band is made up of three doctors, two engineers and an accounts teacher. One of the […]

KURT CALLEJA 04 June 18

Gallery: Kurt Calleja’s New Video Making Of

VALLETTA, MALTA – Malta’s representative in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Kurt Calleja shot recently the video of his new single “Vertigo” (no it’s not the 2007 Maltese entry cover up). The new single will be available soon and Kurt got a great local team to video record the video showing what Malta really is in […]

NORWAY NRK June 18

Norwegian record labels furious with NRK

OSLO, NORWAY – It seems that the Norwegian record labels are furious with NRK and EBU because of a new ruling: EBU wants next year all songs to be part of the official album but also available as singles to download. Sony Music, Warner Music and daWorks are seriously thinking to boycott Melodi Grand Prix, […]

SHAYNE WARD June 06

Shayne Ward interested in #Eurovision 2015

DUBLIN, IRELAND – …and we are interested in him! (OK back to professionalism). Our beloved colleague at EurovisionIreland.net, Garrett Mulhall heard the RTÉ Radio interview of Karl Broderick earlier this week where he said he is interested in participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 as stated to the Derek Mooney Radio show. Eurovision song […]