Author Archives: Luka Popovic (Serbia)

SPAIN 2014 RUTH LORENZO October 22

Spanish Eurostars join charity concert for kids with cancer

MADRID, SPAIN – Two Spanish eurostars will take part in a charity concert in the town of Murcia to raise awareness and funds for children affected by cancer. The All Against Cancer gala started in 2010. Ruth Lorenzo, who represented Spain at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, and Serafín Zubiri, the country’s 1992 and 2000 […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 16

Live: Dina Garipova’s new song “Dva shaga do lyubvi”

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russia’s 2013 Eurovision Song Contest representative, Dina Garipova, released her new single yesterday. The song, titled “Dva shaga do lyubvi” (Two Steps To Love) was premiered in a live broadcast on Russia’s popular radio station Autoradio. DID YOU KNOW? Dina Garipova represented Russia in Malmo with the song “What if”. The song […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 14

Yes, Krista finally gets married!

HELSINKI, FINLAND – The Finnish 2013 Eurovision representative, Krista Siegfrids, has announced her engagement to her long time boyfriend Janne Gronroos. Krista broke the news to her fans on her Instagram account with an accompanying photo of her engagement ring. The couple were holidaying on the Maldives when her future husband popped the question. DID […]

RUSSIA 2004 YULIA SAVICHEVA October 12

Video / Yulia Savicheva performs at Kinder Music Awards

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The Russian representative at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, Yulia Savicheva, performed “Esil V Serdce Zhivtev Lyubov” at the Kinder Music Awards recently in front of a full house. “Esil V Serdce Zhivtev Lyubov” is the single off of the very successful “Magnit” album released in 2006. DID YOU KNOW? Yulia represented […]

PHOTO: CLASS PHOTOGRAPHY October 08

Video: Olta Boka performs in local TV show

The Albanian representative at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, Olta Boka, is taking part in the local version of the hit BBC reality show “Strictly Come Dancing” where celebrates join professional dancers in the name of charity. Olta has partnered up with Devis Mukor and the first episode of the show was aired last week […]

CROATIA HRT October 07

Croatia plans 2016 Eurovision return?

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Croatia, which is not taking part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest is tipped to return in 2016 with national broadcaster HRT likely to choose its participant for the 61st edition of the contest through the talent show “The Voice”. HRT will screen the first season of the popular global franchise in […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 07

What are Australia’s plans for Vienna?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia’s Eurovision broadcaster, SBS, is yet to finalise plans for next year’s edition. Both the EBU and SBS are yet to decide wheather Australia will have agreater role in the contest. In Copenhagen, Australia was recognised for its years of dedication to the Eurovision Song Contest with Aussie singer Jessica Mauboy performing […]

DINO MERLIN October 04

Dino Merlin headlined in Bundekfest Festival

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Dino Merlin, who represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, was the headline act at last night’s Bundekfest Festival in Zagreb with record high attendance. Tens of thousands of people attended Dino’s concert. He opened the show with a song from his latest album after which the audience enjoyed […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 30

Austria 2015: National Selection details revealed

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Austrian national broadcaster and 2015 Eurovision host, ORF, has announced it will organise a national selection for its representative for next year’s competition. The national selection will be held over four shows in February. Famous Austrian singers as well as personalities from the music industry will search for the best musical talent […]

PHOTO: EDUARDROMANYUTA.COM September 27

Eduard Romanyuta ready for Eurovision if and only if!

KYIV, UKRAINE – Eduard Romanyuta, who has participated in several Ukrainian national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest, is hoping that national broadcaster, NTU, will revise its decision not to take part in the 60th edition in Vienna. The singer has already prepared a song, entitled “I want your love”, which he hopes to take […]

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 […]