Category Archives: GREECE

JOHNNY KALIMERIS September 28

Johnny Kalimeris: Greece unlikely to participate

ATHENS, GREECE – The man behind the golden Eurovision period of Greece when Sakis Rouvas kicked off the rising period of the country in Eurovision, back in 2004, talked to ALPHA TV today expressing his concerns about Eurovision 2015 and the Greek participation. Mr Johnny Kalimeris although no longer involved in ERT / NERIT the […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 17

NERIT responds upon Eurovision future

ATHENS, GREECE – Many media wrongly translated and assumed the conclusion that the Greek national broadcaster is banned from Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The team of oikotimes.com asked Mr Bakker few days ago what’s going on with NERIT and Eurovision. His response was very clear: “To participate in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, a broadcaster […]

PHOTO: NERIT.GR September 13

NERIT not eligible for Eurovision 2015?

ATHENS, GREECE – Since summer 2014 the Greek national broadcaster announced their interest to participate in Eurovision 2015. Since yesterday the plans are postponed as President and CEO of NERIT resigned due to claims for governmental intervention. Moreover, MAD TV – NERIT contract for outsourcing the national final production hasn’t been signed. But there is […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION September 13

Video: Eurostar performances at Positive Energy Day

ATHENS, GREECE – Last night more than 60,000 people attended the 9th annual open air concert of Amita Motion’s Postive Energy Day at OAKA’s Wall of Nations, aired live by MAD TV. Several Eurostas performed during the event: Josephine (Greek NF, 2014), Kostas Martakis (Greek NF, 2008, 2014), Melisses (Greek NF, 2010), Eleni Foureira (Greek […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION September 12

Gallery: Amita Motion’s Day of Positive Energy 2014

ATHENS, GREECE – Eurovision stars are performing at the OAKA’s Wall of Nations as we speak and MAD TV is streaming the show live here. In the meantime you can see the first photos from the event. Kostas Martakis, Ivi Adamou, Eleni Foureira, Freaky Fortune & Risky Kidd are making the audience frantic while Demy […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Greek broadcaster President & CEO resign

ATHENS, GREECE – While the deadline for participating in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is set for October 10th by the EBU, Greek national broadcaster sources informed oikotimes.com that they haven’t submit the necessary paperwork yet, a delay caused by the resignation of the NERIT President and CEO resignation today. The two men resigned from […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 11

Eurostars nominated in preliminary MTV EMA 2014 phase

GLASGOW (SCOTLAND), UNITED KINGDOM – Once again several Eurovision stars are nominated in regional MTV EMA categories. In the preliminary phase people regionally choose their national artist and then a final voting with the best from those countries will battle for the big award of European Act of the year. Among them we see the […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Eurostars lined up for Amita Motion Day of Positive Energy 2014

ATHENS, GREECE – For 9th consecutive year Amita Motion is organising the Day of Positive Energy at the OAKA complex in the open area of Wall of Nations. MAD TV will stream the show live and various Eurovision stars will attend and perform in the gig. Somehow we have the feeling that one of them […]

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 […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2005 (Gallery / Video)

ATHENS, GREECE – In 2005 oikotimes.com didn’t attend the Junior Eurovision event but we covered the national selection of Greece. Alongside with Gerda Hincaite, Thanos Economou and Irene Kleisoura we got recovered some special materials (photos and videos) from the national selection and the interview with the representatives Kalli Georgelli and Alexandros Choundas. The interview […]

PHOTO: NERIT.GR August 31

EBU questions NERIT’s independence

EKATHIMERINI.COM REPORTS – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the professional association of national broadcasters, has written to the Greek government to ask for clarifications regarding a change in the way that the supervisory board of the new state radio and TV broadcaster, NERIT, is appointed, which may threaten the organization’s independence. In its letter, which […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 03

New releases by Molly, Kurt, Severina, Roman, Hadise, Helena, Tolmachevy Twins, Claudia Faniello

Molly Sandén who participated in 2006 Junior Eurovision and 2012 Melodifestivalen is now releasing a brand new song titled “Freak” the audio of which is available below. Produced by RedOne (the composer of Russia’s 2011 entry and many other international hits) Molly is performing a great ballad this time. Have a listen. On the other […]

JULIO IGLESIAS & ANTONIS REMOS August 02

Video: Julio Iglesias amazes the island of winds

MYKONOS, GREECE – A glamorous evening (with tickets up to 1,000 Euros) filled with music took place Wednesday night in Mykonos. Greek singer Antonis Remos sang with world-famous Julio Iglesias in a special event attended by many Greek celebrities in the most cosmopolitan island in Greece. The beach of Psarou – that was transformed to […]

ELENI FOUREIRA 02 August 01

Video / Gallery: Eleni Foureira shines on cruise gig

SANTORINI, GREECE – All you need in life is good friends to have great time plus a touch of Eurovision sparkle to make your summer cruise the ultimate event of your life. This is what happened last week when we decide to attend the Students Cruise project with Eleni Foureira. After Syros, Santorini, Izmir, Cesme, […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM July 27

Sakis Rouvas causes mass hysteria on an airplane!

HERAKLION (CRETE), GREECE – When Sakis Rouvas is in your flight, you surely have to expect everything. On his way from Heraklion (Crete) to Athens, Sakis grabbed the chance to present his brand new trend called #selfie_trend! When Sakis boarded the passengers started to cheer for him (some of them in hysterical mode) and the […]

CONCHITA WURST July 27

Video: Anna, Conchita, Freaky Fortune, Kalomira & Demy

MYKONOS, GREECE – Jackie O’ Beach welcomed Anna Vissi’s party for her 40th anniversary in the music industry along with famous friends and artists on the spot. Giorgio Armani, lots of Greek celebrities and singers like Demy, Kalomira attended the event. Demy, Freaky Fortune and Kalomira joined Anna on stage while the Austrian winner of […]

SOURCE: JAMES VON ROOSBROECK July 27

Julio Iglesias joins Antonis Remos in Mykonos

MYKONOS, GREECE – Despite the big concert arenas and huge stadiums he has been used to for his whole career, famous Latino artist Julio Iglesias the same rules didn’t apply when signing a contract to perform on a ten metre iron pontoon on the Cycladic island of Mykonos. The Latino singer with the most record […]

PHOTO: AFTONBLADET.SE July 24

New releases by Axel, Koza Mostra, Eric, Lozano, Tanja

Today we present you the latest releases from various Eurovision stars and we start with Estonia’s 2014 representative Tanja, who after her “amazing” failure in Copenhagen last May is back with the single “Furthermore” the single of which is available below. Totally hooked up sound and proper for summer clubbing. In Sweden, Eric Saade is […]

KALOMIRA SARANTIS July 22

Video: Kalomira gives a unique interview

TICKETSMOVE.COM REPORTS – Tickets Move recently interviewed the Greek Eurovision representative of 2008 and got some interesting questions for you. Check the text and the video below! What is one thing that you have not told anybody in an interview? I think the one thing I haven’t told anybody is that I like to do […]