Category Archives: CYPRUS

DIMITRIS KONTOPOULOS October 25

Dimitris Kontopoulos added in the Cyprus jury

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – After the addition of Christer Björkman in the preliminary rounds of Cypriot national selection as a jury member, one more name is now added in the jury: the most successful Greek composer / producer, Dimitris Kontopoulos (the author of many bids in Greek national final and the composer of Greek entry of […]

PHOTO: AFTONBLADET.SE October 22

Cyprus 2015: Christer Björkman in the jury!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Christer Björkman is going to be announced as jury member in the preliminary rounds of the Cypriot national selection. Mr Melodifestivalen will attend the bootcamp / eurochallenges rounds as ShowTime Cy reported today exclusively. In the first round of the national selection the 60 qualifiers will be narrowed to 20, then into […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM October 20

Listen to the English version of Cyprus 2014 entry for JESC

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – It’s no secret that the favourites for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 have been clear: Cyprus is along with Malta and Bulgaria, an entry which can easily get the trophy on November 15th. Today Sophia Patsalides and her team led by Alex Panayi, released the English version of her JESC entry “I […]

IVI ADAMOU 02 October 20

Cyprus 2015: Ivi Adamou to host national selection

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – After the morning announcement of the 60 preliminary qualifiers for the Cypriot national selection – you can find them all here – we now know the hostess of the preliminary shows and the final: The 2012 representative, Ivi Adamou! She will be accompanied by Despina Olympiou (2012), Alex Panayi (1995, 2000), Elena […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 20

Cyprus 2015: 60 songs announced for the preliminaries

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The national broadcaster of Cyprus announced the 60 songs qualified to the preliminaries of the national selection for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. Various known singers in Greece and Cyprus from talent shows and previous national selection are participating. 01. Yuri Melikov – Victorious (Yuri was a finalist in The Voice Greece) 02. […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 14

Cyprus 2015: National Final date revealed!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster e-mailed the participants of the auditions for the preliminary phase of the national selection informing them on the date of the national final: it’s February 1st. The Cypriot national broadcaster cancelled collaboration with MAD TV Cyprus on the official excuse that there were low submissions for the national marathon […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 13

Cyprus 2015: MAD TV & CyBC break alliance

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Despite the desperate efforts of CyBC to disrepute oikotimes.com when we made the announcement that MAD TV Cyprus and CyBC broke alliance on Eurovision, today the Cypriot national broadcaster actually confirmed the information. CyBC claims that due to low number of submissions there is no point to collaborate with MAD TV Cyprus […]

CYPRUS CYBC September 29

Update: Cyprus answers to CyBC / MAD TV crisis

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – There is a bit turmoil in the relations of Cyprus national broadcaster and MAD TV Cyprus regarding the preparations for the national selection, a marathon show announced earlier this summer. It seems that MAD TV Cyprus accuses CyBC for delays regarding the planning of the show. What happens now? Until October 10th, […]

PHOTO: AZIS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE September 28

Bulgarian Eurostars land in Cyprus

AYIA NAPA, CYPRUS – Bulgarian backing vocalist in 2006 Athens Eurovision Song Contest and superstar of the country Azis along with 2012 Bulgaria’s representative Sofi Marinova landed in Cyprus to perform in a gig as ShowTime reported today. Today, those who were at Makronissos around 11 AM were stunned when Azis arrived and enjoyed Ayia […]

PHOTOS: LTV.LV September 14

Cyprus 2015: more than 100 submissions

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – CyBC and MAD TV Cyprus are preparing the national selection for Cyprus’ return in the Eurovision Song Contest. More than 100 submissions reached the national broadcaster and ShowTime Cyprus presents the names that have submitted a song. They are: Zinon Zintilis (composer of past Eurovision entries) Constantinos Christoforou (composing a song for […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 12

Memories from Cyprus National Final 2006 (Gallery)

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Back in 2006 oikotimes.com collaborated with the official sponsor of Eurovision 2006, Cosmote, to bring the best fan coverage of the event. One of our projects was the coverage of the Cypriot national final. During the national selection our representative in Cyprus attended the event at the CyBC studios and made wonderful […]

PHOTO: IRENE THEODOROU September 10

Join Sophia in the official JESC video

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – On Friday the shooting for Sophia Patsalides’ Junior Eurovision video will take place – and you can be in it! If you would like to be in an official video for Junior Eurovision 2014 then now is your chance! On Friday 12 September at 2pm local time, fans are invited to gather […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Belarusian 2005 party in Athens (Gallery)

ATHENS, GREECE – Although our website lost all of its archives in the big hacking of mid 2012, we managed to recover several multimedia from the Time Machine of the web. Today we present you a special photo gallery from the Belarusian party back in 2005 in Athens when Angelica Agurbash visited Athens along with […]

CYPRUS FLAG September 07

Cypriot fans re-activated and throw a party

AYIA NAPA, CYPRUS – On September 13th OGAE Cyprus is proudly celebrating the return of the country in the Eurovision Song Contest throwing a party at Ayia Napa’s GURU club. The club who hasn’t been active (or at least no one knew anything the past few months about them) are back in action and more […]

PHOTO: SFERA RADIO CYPRUS September 04

Gallery: Anna Vissi performs in Nicosia

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Greek Cypriot superstar Anna Vissi along with one of the best male singers in Greece, Antonis Remos concluded their performance in GSP Arena in Nicosia. Stunning as always and wearing an Apostolis Mitropoulos gown, Anna Vissi charmed the audience once again proving she is the ultimate superstar.

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM August 21

Exclusive: Sophia Patsalides’ video interview and gallery

ATHENS, GREECE – Cyprus returns to Junior Eurovision Song Contest and 2014 representative is Sophia Patsalides. Alongside Alex Panayi, she is in Athens recording her song for Malta. Regarding the song, we promise you that what you will listen on November 15th will simply shock you, you would never expect this from an island like […]

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 […]