Category Archives: CYPRUS

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 […]

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 […]