Category Archives: CYPRUS

EUROVISION 2013 GENERIC 16 November 24

BULGARIA & SERBIA OPT TO SPONSORSHIP

SOFIA, BULGARIA – Bulgarian national broadcaster hailed the EBU deadline extension after their announcement about withdrawing from Eurovision Song Contest 2014. On Facebook, BNT replied they are seriously considering any possible support which is welcomed. “…generally any help in this situation is welcome.” posted BNT on their official Facebook page today. The same situation seems […]

ANNET ARTANI November 19

ANNET’S INTERVIEW A TRUE REVELATION

NEW YORK CITY (NY), USA — “Now I’m running the show. And my label is letting me run the show, they are really cool with everything that I do. From this point forward, I’m just going to do me. If people love it, awesome. If they don’t, there are others who will.” That is the […]

ANNA VISSI November 10

EXCLUSIVE: ANNA HAS A SAY FOR PORTUGAL

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Last night Greek Cypriot superstar Anna Vissi performed in Brussels at the Palais des beaux Arts in Brussels at the Cyprus Unplugged Concert, a benefit for the countries current financial situation. The singer gave a fantastic performance and kept on going which was highly appreciated by the over 1,200 people attending the […]

DESPINA OLYMPIOU November 10

VIDEO: CYPRIOT EUROSTARS IN BRUSSELS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Last night three Cypriot Eurostars gathered in Brussels at the Palais des beaux arts (Palace of Fine Arts) for a special ‘Cyprus Unplugged’ Concert in benefit of the current financial crisis in the country. The event was organised by a Cypriot European Commissioner and we must say it was more then worth […]

CYPRUS CYBC November 06

THE CYPRUS SAGA TURNS A BIT HILARIOUS

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The Cypriot National Broadcaster is shouting out that their board of directors already announced a withdrawal from Eurovision Song Contest 2014. In order for them to participate the board will have to meet and vote again up to November 22nd as we already know. In the meantime SIGMA TV openly stated that […]

CYPRUS CYBC November 01

EXCLUSIVE / JESC 2013: CYBC DECLINES OFFER

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cyprus national broadcaster finally said “no” to Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 although the negotiations were going very well. The national broadcaster offered by EBU and NTU extensive help and support to submit an entry with very low cost and lots of logisitics offered for free by NTU but still they decided […]

ANNET ARTANI October 28

SWITZERLAND 2014: ANNET ARTANI SUBMITS A SONG

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Today is the final day to submit a song for the Swiss national final through their official website. The national final of Switzerland attracts many artists who see this process as a great chance to submit a song for Eurovision as their own countries don’t easily give them access either because they […]

SOURCE: OIKOTIMES.COM October 17

EUROSTARS IN BRUSSELS FOR CONCERT

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – A large concert will be held in Brussels. On November 9th at the famed Bozar (Center for Fine Arts) three popular singers from Cyprus will perform. Anna Vissi, Constantinos Christoforou and Despina Olympiou will perform pro bono in concert with the symbolic title «Cyprus Unplugged”, uniting their voices after the call of […]

ALEXIA VASSILIOU October 16

ALEXIA NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD

NISOCIA, CYPRUS – Alexia (aka Alexia Vassiliou) participated in Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Cyprus in 1981 and 1987. For years now she has moved and lives in the US. Along with Peter Massink they are collaborating since 1996 and today they are nominated for Grammy Awards 2013 in the Best Jazz Vocal Album […]

VALANDO TRYFONOS October 14

VIDEO: VALANDO TRYFONOS – AN ME DEIS

ATHENS, GREECE – Valando Tryfonos participated in Greek and Cypriot national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest and in a talent show in Greece. She is on of the artists many want to see on a Eurovision stage. In the meantime she builds her career with lots and interesting releases. Today Valando released her brand […]

CYPRUS FLAG October 07

CYBC GETS SPONSORSHIP OFFER FOR 2014

NISOCIA, CYPRUS – A commercial broadcaster in Cyprus offered money and funds to CyBC to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Now it’s up to the narrow-minded state broadcaster to decide what’s best for them! Broadcaster SIGMA TV announced that they are willing to support financially CyBC to have a decent and proper representation […]

CONSTANTINOS CHRISTOFOROU October 05

EUROSTARS VOW UPON CYBC’S DECISION

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot media react negatively in the CyBC decision to skip Eurovision 2014 edition due to financial problems accusing the broadcaster that leaves a project like Eurovision and keeps paying for TV programs with no TV ratings and no income revenue. Andreas Georgalis, composer of Cyprus 2013 entry said: “I am sure some […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 03

CYBC CONFIRMS WITHDRAWAL

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – In a short announcement CyBC announced that the country will not participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest due to lack of fundings. The news emerged last week first by oikotimes.com and reproduced by several Greek and Cypriot media. Now it’s confirmed. Cyprus participates in Eurovision Song Contest since 1981 and didn’t […]

DINA GARIPOVA 11 September 14

DINA & NATALIA HEAD TO CYPRUS

The Cyprus-Russia Charity Gala has become one of the most significant events in Cyprus and one of the most important events related to Russia outside of its borders. Performers include the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the operatic star Zoe Nicolaides, the winner of the prestigious competition “Voice” and Russia’s representative in Eurovision 2013 Dina Garipova (who […]

ALEX PANAYI & DAVID POZO NAVARRO September 09

SETUBAL 2013: ALEX PANAYI VIDEO

The Eurovision Live Concert took place in Setúbal, Portugal for 5th year. The dedication of the Portuguese fans is enormous and they surely know how to demand their country’s return to Eurovision Song Contest. The team of oikotimes.com attended the event for the very first time this year thanks to David & Serafin. With the […]

ANNET ARTANI August 24

VIDEO: ANNET ARTANI ON HIT RECORDS NIGHTLIFE

Annet Artani stops in for an interview on Hit Records Nightlife Video, she talks about her solo music and movie endeavors as well as being part of the “Bombshells”. Annet represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song “Why do the angels cry”

DESPINA OLYMPIOU August 24

COMPOSER VS. DESPINA OLYMPIOU

When it comes to Eurovision, Cyprus is indeed in a “civil war” almost every year. This time a rather uninteresting interview of Despina Olympiou, caused a polemic by the composer of 2013 Cyprus Eurovision entry, Zinon Zintilis as ShowTime Cy reports. Despina said that Cyprus delegation in Malmoe, was the smallest delagation this year as […]

IVI ADAMOU August 02

VIDEO: IVI ADAMOU – PONANE OI AGAPES

Ivi Adamou, who represented Cyprus in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest edition, released the video clip for her latest hit “Ponane oi agapes” (Painful affections). The video was shot under the direct lines of Alexandros Grammatopoulos and the song penned by METH.

LOREEN 05 July 21

GALLERY / VIDEO: LOREEN SINGS IN CYPRUS

Eurovision 2012 winner visited Cyprus last night and gave an impressive live performance at the Club Dolce in Limassol (Lemesos). With a trendy look Loreen performed in a full house audience her Eurovision entry and her latest hits which are popular in the island. MORE VIDEOS HERE