Author Archives: Luka Popovic (Serbia)

PHOTO: REALITATEA.RO September 22

Romania: The spy who loved … Eurovision!

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – The lead singer of the group Casa Presei, which came fourth at the Romanian national selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has revealed he is a spy. Robert Turcescu now faces imprisonment for revealing a state secret. Robert made the confession on his bog, saying “Yes, I have been an undercover […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 21

Estonian Eurostars land in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Estonian eurostars have descended on Ireland this weekend. 2001 Eurovision winner Tanel Padar and 2012 representative Ott Lepland have played two concerts in the country, in Cork and Dublin respectively. The Cork concert was held on Friday, while the event in Dublin this Saturday. The two singers were accompanied by the popular […]

MARINA MAXIMILIAN September 18

Marina Maximilian tipped for Eurovision 2015

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli press is claiming the country’s broadcaster, IBA, has already selected the country’s 2015 Eurovision Song Contest representative. Singer Marina Maximilian is tipped as Israel’s representative at the forthcoming contest in Vienna. In case the singer rejects the offer, IBA is hoping to secure Esther Rada. Maximilian’s selection would signal a […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 15

Video: Nina Badrić – Vetrenjače

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Croatian Eurostar, Nina Badrić, has released a new video for her single “Vetrenjače” (Windmills) filmed on the streets of New York City. In this upbeat performance, Nina dances around the streets of the Big Apple with a Pharell Williams T-shirt. The Croatian singer is also planning on releasing her first English-language album […]

PHOTO: IGRE123.COM September 11

Eurostars to attend Slovenska Popevka 2014

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – The upcoming Slovenian song festival “Slovenska Popevka” is set to feature several Eurostars in its lineup this year. Headlining the festival are Darja Švajger and Nuša Derenda, who represented Slovenia at the 1995 and 2001 Eurovision Song Contest respectively. Other Eurostars taking part are Steffy, as well as Rudi Bučar, who have […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Alex Sparrow receives acting award

LON ANGELES (CA), UNITED STATES – Alexey Vorobyov, who performed as Alex Sparrow for Russia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, has made it big in the States, after overcoming a serious car accident in Los Angeles. Alexey recently won the Best Short Foreign Film at the Action on Film International Film Festival for his […]

PHOTO: OE24.AT September 07

Pius Strobl joins ORF’s Eurovision 2015 team

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Host broadcaster ORF, has finalised its team for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest with the appointment of Pius Strobl as event manager. Strobl is the former ORF Commnications Director. “Strobl has been in the field of event management and has extensive experience. He has organised some great events in Vienna and larger […]

PHOTO: KEVIN REITVELD September 06

Eurovision 2015 releases the rules; almost unchanged

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union has published its rules for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. There will be no major changes to the rules. The EBU has made one addition to its rule book stating: “Each Participating Broadcaster shall ensure that its National Jury is fully independent and votes in total impartiality. It […]

ALAIN CLARK September 02

Alain Clark confirms interest and sounding talks

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Popular Dutch musician and producer Alain Clark has said he is interested in taking part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna but has denied rumours he has been contacted by broadcaster AvroTros. According to the Dutch press, AvroTros is courting Clark to represent the country and negotiations between the […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 23

Robin Stjernberg gains weight in new music video

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Robin Stjernberg, the Swedish representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is set to release a brand new video next week for his single “Body Language”. A teaser video is available on YouTube prior to its official release on VEVO on August 29. The video was filmed with Stjernberg in Los Angeles. […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 20

Donata & Cleo multi-nominated at ESKA 2014

WARSAW, POLAND – The Polish representatives at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Donatan & Cleo, have been nominated for several awards at the upcoming ESKA Music Awards in Poland. Donatan & Cleo have received nominations for best hit for “My Word”, best female artist, best artist network, best video for both their Eurovision entry “My […]

SVENSKTOPPEN NASTA August 12

MF 2015: Svensktoppen Nästa participants announced

The eight finalists of Sweden’s Svensktoppen Nästa contest have been announced yesterday with their songs also released. The winner of the contest will participate in the Swedish Eurovision national selection, Melodifestivalen next year. A total of 130 participants took part in the selection rounds of the contest, hosted by Sweden’s most popular P4 radio station. […]

KRISTA SIEGFRIDS August 11

Krista to headline Czech Eurovision party

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The Finnish representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Krista Siegfrids, will perform in Pilsen in the Czech Republic this September as part of festivities to mark the city’s title of European Capital of Culture in 2015. Krista will perform on September 13 in Pantheon, the largest music club in western […]

CONCHITA WURST August 01

Watch Conchita’s performance at Allsang pa Skansen

SKANSEN, SWEDEN – The 2014 Eurovision winner, Conchita Wurst, recently performed at the Swedish summer show, “Allsang På Skansen 2014” (Sing-a-long at Skansen), which is held in Skansen each Tuesday during the summer and televised by broadcaster SVT. Conchita performed “Rise Like a Phoneix” to a cheering crowd. Between 10.000-25.000 people attend each show. Conchita […]

AMINA ANNABI August 01

Amina performs in Sweden tonight

NASAKER, SWEDEN – The French representative at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, Amina Annabi, will be appearing at the Uurkly Festival taking place in the small Swedish town of Nasaker today and over the weekend. The popular festival, which is described as a “Hippy Commune/Festival” begins tonight at 19.00 CET. Amina will be appearing tonight […]

CONCHITA WURST June 27

Conchita Wurst also to attend London Pride

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Conchita Wurst, the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, has called on fans to take part in this year’s London Pride. Conchita herself will be a special guest at the event which takes place in the British capital from June 22 – 29. The pride march will be held on Saturday, […]

CRISTINA KISELEFF June 20

Watch Christina’s Violin Cover of “Rise Like a Phoenix”

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Violinist Christina Kiseleff, has recorded an instrumental version of Conchita Wurst’s winning Eurovision entry “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Christina uploaded the video on YouTube which has now been watched just over 800 times. Classically trained and with many years of stage experience, Cristina won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, recorded […]

SOFTENGINE 02 June 17

Watch Softengine’s new video and song

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finland’s 2014 Eurovision representatives, Softengine, have released a new single, the first since appearing on stage in Copenhagen. The group’s new song is entitled “Yellow house”. A lyrics video has been released to accompany the new song. The song is available for download on iTunes and Spotify. DID YOU KNOW? Finland did […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM June 07

Molly to perform at the Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM – The United Kingdom’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Molly Smitten Downes, will perform at one of the world’s most famous festivals – Glastonbury. She will perform on the BBC’s Introducing Stage. The UK singer has described her participation in the festival as “A dream”. The Glastonbury Festival runs from […]