Author Archives: Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE)

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA BHRT October 31

Bosnian participation still confusing!

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Bosnian national broadcaster announced officially that the country is still unknown whether to participate in Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime BH Eurosong page on Facebook updated their cover picture with the one of Hari Mata Hari; not to forget the earlier statement of Jon Ola Sand that we […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 31

Mystery with the 39th country for Vienna

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Jon Ola Sand made it official posting in social media the number 39 for Vienna! The problem is that we have 38 confirmations and Greece pending on EBU’s General Assembly approval as active member by December 5th. Speculations immediately started on the web (as usual). Will it be Greece after all? Will […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 30

Albania 2015: the FiK finalists announced

TIRANA, ALBANIA – Through a submission number of 50 only entries RTSH decided the 28 acts which will participate in the three night show of Festivali i Këngës set for December 26, 27 and 28. RTSH will announce the song titles on Monday! Jozefina Simoni Gjergj Leka Marsela Cibukaj Lindita Halimi Rezarta Smaja Mjellma Berisha […]

PHOTO: ARMTV October 30

The new Armenian video for JESC 2014 is a selfie!

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – A nice smooth latin tune by Betty will represent the country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. If it wasn’t in Armenian I would think this song is the entry of Spain. So far we had the video from the national selection. Today we have the official preview in which Betty gives […]

AUSTRIA ORF October 29

Austria 2015: dates and hostess announced

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Four shows kicking off on february 20th and ending with the final on March 13th are announced by ORF for the national selection of the host country. Hostess of the show will be Mirjam Weichselbraun, famous TV presenter. In 2005, she moderated the Austrian national selection together with Christian Clerici. Together with […]

TRIO SYMPHO-NICK October 26

JESC 2014: updates from Belarus, Croatia, Ukraine

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Josephine Ida Zec (aka Josie) and her fellow dancers Sven and Eros took part in special HRT show titled Školski Sat. They talked about the return of Croatia in the contest and presented part of the choreography for Junior Eurovision. remember you can support Croatia in Junior Europrediction KYIV, UKRAINE – Sympho-Nick […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 25

Ryan Dolan wants another try in Vienna

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Irish national broadcaster continues its open selection and calls for songs for the national selection through which Ireland will decide upon its participation in Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. So far we know some artists declaring interest for the selection like X Factor’s Mary Burne and Jedward. Today 2013 Irish representative, Ryan Dolan […]

PHOTO: AVROTROS.NL October 23

Netherlands not airing the anniversary show

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Although the rumour about London hosting the Eurovision 60 Years Anniversary show was not verified by EBU or BBC (yet) Songfestivalwebblog.nl reports today that The Netherlands will not broadcast this special show, despite the fact that the country is one of the founders of the competition. The national broadcaster aired though […]

PHOTO: TRM.MD October 21

Moldova 2015: TRM invites international bidders

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – TRM, Moldova’s public television announced the dates and information for the national selection. Here you can find all the information and rules for the national selection and the submissions, which are due on December 15th as previously reported. TRM invites also international artists to submit their entries for the national selection aiming […]

ICELAND RUV October 20

Iceland 2015: submission deadline extended

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – The national broadcaster of Iceland announced an extension of the submission deadline for 2015 Söngvakeppnin, he show through which the country will decide upon its entry for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. RÚV allows each author to submit up to two songs until October 20th. Today RÚV says they can do it […]

IVI ADAMOU 02 October 20

Cyprus 2015: Ivi Adamou to host national selection

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – After the morning announcement of the 60 preliminary qualifiers for the Cypriot national selection – you can find them all here – we now know the hostess of the preliminary shows and the final: The 2012 representative, Ivi Adamou! She will be accompanied by Despina Olympiou (2012), Alex Panayi (1995, 2000), Elena […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 16

New releases by Koza Mostra & Kállay-Saunders

ATHENS, GREECE – The new single of Koza Mostra who proudly represented Greece in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is out. It’s titled “Bordello Originale” and is penned by Haris Romas and Elias Kozas. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – András Kállay-Saunders who brought Hungary in the Eurovision Final top five with one of the best Eurovision entries […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 13

Ireland 2015: RTÉ calls for songs

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Irish national broadcaster as promised announced today October 13th the rules for submissions upon the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest selection. The public is invited to submit their entries and an RTÉ jury will decide who and how many will proceed to the national final. Michael Kealy, Executive Producer Eurovision, […]

ALISA KOZHIKINA October 11

Video: How’s the Russian song live performance?

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Alisa Kozhikina is the 11 year old girl who will represent Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Dreamer”. Recently she performed her song live at the “Urgant Show” in Russian television and we had the chance to see the live performance of the song. Here though you can […]

ANA KHANCHALYAN October 10

Video / Candy Group’s Ana Khanchalyan covers “Euphoria”

TBILISI, GEORGIA – Ana Khanchalyan is member of the Candy Group, the girl band which won the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She and her sister covered the 2012 Eurovision winner song “Euophoria” during the local TV show “Bravo”.

KRISIA MARINOVA TODOROVA October 09

JESC 2014: Bulgaria’s “Planet of the Children” video out

SOFIA, BULGARIA – Three young artists will represent Bulgaria on stage this year – singer Krisia Marinova Todorova with perform the song, whilst brothers Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov will play piano for her. The song is titled “Planet of the Children” and besides a well produced video, the tune is simply one of the best […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 08

Video: interesting duet of 2014 Slovenian entry

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – Slovenian representative in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Tinkara Kovač was recently guest in a special RTVSLO show in which she performed her Eurovision entry “Round and Round” but not alone. She was accompanied by Junior Eurovision 2014 entrant Ula Lozar, the young girl artist who’s the first ever Slovenian entrant in […]

ISRAEL 2013 ESC KDAM GENERIC October 04

Israel 2015: Next week a breath taking announcement!

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – IBA stopped various speculations circulating last week about participation in Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and the internal selected participant as wiwibloggs.com reported today. Yoav Ginai, director of the culture and entertainment department at the IBA, confirmed Israel’s participation in Vienna despite the turmoil with the upcoming shut down of IBA and […]

IRELAND 2013 EUROSONG PARTICIPANTS October 03

Ireland 2015: information on the web, speculations

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Last night some fan sites claimed Irish Daily Mail published information regarding the unchanged (after all) Irish national selection format. The team of oikotimes.com contacted the Irish national broadcaster and we were told that soon RTÉ will make announcements. Recently http://www.eurovisionireland.net had a contact with RTÉ and revealed that news will come […]