Category Archives: CYPRUS

SOPHIA PATSALIDES July 21

Exclusive: Cyprus sends Sophia Patsalides to Malta

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – CyBC officially announces that it will participate at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on November 15th 2014 in Malta. The entrant for Cyprus, who has been chosen by an internal selection, will be the 13 year-old Sophia Patsalides from Nicosia. As is known, EBU allows participating members to […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 14

Cyprus 2015: Big “Melodifestivalen” plans announced

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The collaboration of CyBC and MAD TV Cyprus is now official and the organisers announced the details for the national selection format. The submissions should take place from Cypriots (living in the island or abroad) and they can collaborate with foreign authors. Performers though should be Cypriots only (residents of Cyprus or […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 09

Exclusive: CyBC & MAD TV Cyprus join forces

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster finalised the details for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest participation. On July 14th CyBC will announce the national selection plans and a surprise collaboration. CyBC will present the national selection which will be in collaboration with MAD TV Cyprus. The broadcaster will call for international authors to submit songs […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 03

Exclusive: Cyprus returns to Junior Eurovision!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Two years of hard efforts and the team of CyBC responded positively to their return in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. While Greece has shown no signs of answering yet (they are still very reluctant) Cyprus dares to re-enter The team of oikotimes.com would like to finally express our congratulations for Cyprus […]

CYPRUS FLAG June 30

Cyprus decides #Eurovision plans next week

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cyprus national broadcaster is officially participating in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as the board of directors at RIK are positive in the return to the contest. But, according to ShowTime-cy the problem is the way the participant and song will be decided. It’s all about budgeting, the weskit reports therefore next […]

YANNIS SAVIDAKIS June 18

Yannis Savidakis Wins YFSF In Greece

ATHENS, GREECE – Last Sunday, 1989 Cypriot representative, Yannis Savidakis won the final of Your Face Sounds Familiar in Athens. The well established artist managed to score both jury and public voting the past 13 weeks making various of impersonations during the show while many times he complained for the jury comments and votes. In […]

CYPRUS CYBC June 01

Cyprus returns with a grand national selection format

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – We all missed the Cypriot flags in Eurovision in Copenhagen this year, and almost felt a little empty without the ‘motherland’ there. Reliable sources close to LGR told us the ‘official’ news will be confirmed soon with the format of a Cypriot final to select, our song. The powers that be have […]

SOURCE: OIKOTIMES.COM May 31

Anna Vissi supports 1st Gay Pride in Cyprus (Video)

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – For the very first time, Cypriot capital Nicosia hosted the Gay Pride in the island under the title “Same Love, Same Rights” with the support of the European Union and lots of regional politicians. Amongst them was Eurovision multi-participant (for Greece and Cyprus), the ultimate superstar of Greece and Cyprus, Anna Vissi! […]

ONE May 30

Ten years after ONE are re-united!

ATHENS, GREECE – In 2002 the group ONE participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn, Estonia where they ranked 6th with the song “Gimme”. Ten years after the band decided to re-unite as they announced via Facebook last Wednesday. The band is preparing a big come back, starting with their old hits which were […]

OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS WEBSITE April 29

LIVE / OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS: ALEX PANAYI VIDEO

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – One of the great surprises of yesterday’s party was the performance of Alex Panayi, the Cypriot artist who represented Aphrodite’s Island back in 1995 (Sti Fotia) and 2000 (Nomiza). Since then he’s been a backing vocalist and vocal coach on several occasions (including Greek victory in 2005!). This year, Alex is part […]

CYPRUS CYBC April 26

CYPRUS TO BROADCAST ALL SHOWS

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – After Serbia announced that they would emit all three galas of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, CyBC has confirmed that they too will be showing all three galas. Even though Cyprus was forced to stand aside from this year’s song contest due to financial difficulties, they have confirmed that they will be […]

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 […]