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PHOTO: MARC MNGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 30

JESC 2014: International viewers can also vote (but their votes won’t count)

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – Fans from outside the 16 participating countries will have the chance to vote for an ‘Online Award’ – a special trophy that will be presented to its winner in the press conference after the show. The votes cast online will not have an influence in the televoting results, but will enable everyone […]

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES October 30

Did you know? Why Sandie Shaw went to Eurovision?

HOLLYWOOD.COM REPORTS – British pop star Sandie Shaw only agreed to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 to repair her image after she was caught up in a divorce scandal. The Message Understood hitmaker feared her popularity would take a nosedive when at the age of 17 she was named as the […]

PHOTO: STEVE CONGRAVE October 29

JESC 2014: Listen to the theme song “Together”

PRESS RELEASE (VALLETTA, MALTA) – Together, the theme song of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will be launched today at mid-day at St. Francis School in Sliema. The song will be performed for the first time in public by the last year’s Junior Eurovision winner Gaia Cauchi. The theme song is composed by Elton […]

PHOTO: TANIA BETTEGA October 26

Luxembourg must return to Eurovision, says Minister of Culture

WORT.LU REPORTS – With Luxembourg being one of the most multicultural countries in Europe it is dismaying to many citizens as to why it is no longer part of the continent’s biggest cultural event, the Eurovision Song Contest. Well that could all be about to change as Maggy Nagel, Minister of Culture, is reported to […]

GRAHAM NORTON October 21

Graham Norton’s interview upon autobiography release

PINKNEWS.CO.UK REPORTS – Graham Norton has discussed the criticism he gets for being camp, saying most of it comes from the gay community. Speaking to Attitude, the BBC presenter said: “The only thing that makes me sad – and Alan Carr is sort of like this too – is that the most stick you get […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 14

Conchita wins Moment of the Year at Attitude Awards 2014

ATTITUDE.CO.UK REPORTS (LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM) – Conchita Wurst has won the Moment of the Year prize at the Attitude Awards 2014. The Austrian drag queen, famed for her distinctive bearded look, won the prize for her landmark victory at the Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark in May of this year. Wurst – real name Tom […]

DENMARK COPENHAGEN October 14

More scandals emerge from Copenhagen hosting

THELOCAL.DK REPORTS (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK) – The tourist organisation Wonderful Copenhagen continues to deal with the fallout of May’s Eurovision song contest after a report that it exaggerated the song contest’s effects. Following a long line of revelations about the enormous overspending at the Eurovision song contest in May, Wonderful Copenhagen is now facing disputed allegations […]

MARY BURNE October 14

Former X Factor contestant Mary Byrne bids for Vienna

HERALD.IE REPORTS (DUBLIN, IRELAND) – Former X Factor contestant Mary Byrne is looking to represent Ireland at the Eurovision next year. Mary (54), from Ballyfermot, said that she jumped at the opportunity. “Eurovision is one of my guilty pleasures,” Mary told the Herald. “It’s an honour to have been put forward.” RTE have decided to […]

PHOTO: LUKE BORG October 12

Video / Federica Falzon in Dr. Klown music clip

TVM.COM.MT REPORTS (VALLETTA, MALTA) – Federica Falzon, who will be representing Malta in the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Diamond, has taken part in the music video for the song “Happy” produced by Dr. Klown. Dr. Klown was founded in 2010 with the goal of cheering up young children recovering at Mater […]

PHOTO: CLAUDIO CILIA October 11

Video / Gallery: Spectacular production for post cards underway

VALLETTA, MALTA – “Filming one postcard of 40 seconds takes a whole day to film”, says Charles Ahar, cinematographer of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). With five weeks to go to the contest, the shooting of the postcards is in its final stages. This year’s theme for the postcards is action sports, including […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 09

Belarus 2015: Rybak begins auditions

BELTA.RU REPORTS (MINSK, BELARUS) Well-known Norwegian singer of the Belarusian descent Alexander Rybak is looking for a singer for the Eurovision 2015 national selection competition. The Eurovision 2009 winner posted a video message for Belarusian singing talents online, BelTA has learned. Auditions will be held in Mogilev, Grodno, Minsk and Brest on 19-22 October. Alexander […]

AUSTRIA 2014 CONCHITA WURST October 08

Video: Conchita performs & speaks in European Parliament

BBC.CO.UK REPORTS (BRUSSELS, BELGIUM) – Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst called for greater tolerance and an end to discrimination during a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels. Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, was invited to the parliament by lawmakers to promote tolerance and non-discrimination. The 25-year-old Austrian performer gained international fame when […]

PHOTO: SCANPIX October 07

DR refuse to release overspending related docs

THE LOCAL.DK REPORTS (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK) – Public broadcaster DR is facing increasing political pressure for its refusal to release documents related to the massive overspending at this year’s Eurovision contest. The total bill for May’s Eurovision extravaganza in B&W Hallerne, converted former ship-building halls in an industrial area on Copenhagen’s Refshaleøen, came to 112 million […]

UNITED KINGDOM BBC October 06

United Kingdom 2015: BBC calls for songs!

BBC REPORTS (LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM) – After a long, hot summer and time to reflect on the excellence of Copenhagen, our thoughts are now turning to next year’s diamond anniversary show in Vienna. The question of how we arrive at our UK entry is understandably foremost in many minds and the continued popularity of the […]

UNITED KINGDOM 1977 LYNSEY DE PAUL & MIKE MORAN October 02

Rest In Peace Lynsey de Paul (United Kingdom 1977)

MIRROR.CO.UK REPORTS (LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM) – Singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul, who scored top 10 hits, wrote TV themes and represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, has died at the age of 64. The star, whose biggest hit Sugar Me got to number five in the singles chart in 1972 just a year after […]

PHOTO: FRIDRIK OMAR FACEBOOK PAGE October 01

New Eurovision tryout rules degrading to women, says Friðrik

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – A new rule that The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV) introduced for the Icelandic Eurovision tryouts states that half the entries for the tryouts must have a woman credited as a songwriter. Friðrik Ómar Hjörleifsson, a Eurovision veteran, claims that the rule is degrading for women. This new rule for the Eurovision […]

PHOTO: AMCHAM October 01

Eurovision nightmare chases Wonderful Copenhagen business leader

CPHPOST.DK REPORTS – Allan Agerholm – the chief executive of Bella Center who is also the head of the union for tourism employees – has left the board of directors at Wonderful Copenhagen. “I made the decision a few weeks ago,” Agerholm told standby.dk. “I could no longer live with the totally inadequate level of […]

PHOTO: TIMES OF MALTA September 28

Will Malta follow the steps of Christina Scuccia?

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – A group of six Ursuline nuns will be singing a catchy pop tune Philip Vella wrote and composed about their experiences raising abandoned children at the Sliema crèche at this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The nuns’ song ‘Love and Let Go’ is one of 48 songs that have been shortlisted for […]

PHOTO: JULIA VOLKOVA'S INSTAGRAM September 19

Julia Volkova condemns homosexuality

PINKNEWS.CO.UK REPORTS – A singer from Russian duo t.A.T.u. has in a bizarre turn of events condemned gay men in a recent interview. Julia Volkova, who has previously identified as bisexual herself, said she “would condemn” her son if he came out as gay, but that women should have the “freedom” to be lesbians, frighteningly […]