Category Archives: ITALY

DAVID BISBAL & EMMA MARRONE August 07

Listen: David Bisbal & Emma Marrone team up

POPCOCKER.WORDPRESS.COM REPORTS – Spanish super star David Bisbal has teamed up with Italian superstar Emma Marrone for a brand new upbeat Spanish single which is guaranteed of latin influences. ‘Hombre De Tu Vida’ marks the first international single on which Emma is featured. The Italian singer recently invited Bisbal onto her sold out Limited Edition […]

ITALY RAI July 08

Breaking News: Italy joins Junior Eurovision 2014

ROME, ITALY – RAI Gulp is entering the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, marking the first BIG 5 country entering the contest since Spain left the contest. No information yet on how the Italian broadcaster will decide upon its entry and artist but the sure thing is that with San Marino and […]

MARCO MENGONI June 12

Marco Mengoni’s presents new album

ROME, ITALY – The Italian Eurovision representative and winner of the San Remo Festival 2013 has released his latest album in the Spanish record marke. Marco Mengoni has produced an album containing 15 songs, with 3 being entirely in the Spanish language. “Incomparable” (Uncomparable), “Nunca se irá” (Will never leave) and “No me rendiré” (I […]

CRISTINA SCUCCIA June 07

Emma Marrone attacks Cristina Scuccia

ROME, ITALY – A singing nun who has won over millions with soulful renditions and a self-effacing manner has put her faith in a higher power before Thursday’s final of The Voice of Italy. Sister Cristina Scuccia, 25, is a talent-show sensation but also has on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems […]

EMMA MARONE REHEARSAL June 05

Marco & Emma win Italian music Awards

ROME, ITALY – Eurovision participans Emma Marrone and Marco Mengoni received awards at the 2014 Italian Music Awards which took place for 8th year on June 3rd. Marco’s 2013 album #PRONTOACORRERE – Il viaggio and Emma’s 2013 album Schiena vs schiena both received a multi-platinum certification. Emma and Marco performed at the event; La valle […]

EMMA MARONE REHEARSAL May 06

VIDEO / PURE ROCK STAR ON STAGE

OLIVIER: AMO EMMA I’m trying to be as objective as possible here, even though I’ve been a huge fan of Emma for a couple of years now. That girl is so professional. Ok, “La Mia Città” may not be the best track of her album (I would have paid millions to see her perform “L’Amore […]

MOLLY SMITTEN DOWNES BACKSTAGE May 04

MAY 04: PHOTO IMPRESSIONS

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Here we bring you the highlights of the first technical rehearsals and backstage photos from the day when BIG 5 and Host Country Denmark conduct their first technical rehearsal. Before the photos a small description of what we saw in the monitors. Germany: nothing different than we saw in German national final, […]

MAYA SAR April 10

MAYA SAR ATTENDS OGAE ITALY MEETING

MANTOVA, ITALY – The representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Maya Sar, will be the guest of honour at this year’s OGAE Italy preview party, to be held in Mantova this Saturday, April 12. The party will be hosted at the La Favorita hotel from early afternoon until midnight. Guests […]

EMMA MARRONE March 16

OFFICIAL VIDEOS FROM ITALY, ESTONIA, ICELAND

Several countries have now released the official videos for their 2014 Eurovision entries. Emma Marrone will be representing Italy with the song “La Mia Citta”. The video sees Emma in a large white room prepped for a photo shoot. She changes several dresses throughout the video. Pollaponk from Iceland has produced a humorous comic style […]

ITALY RAI February 19

SANREMO’S FIRST NIGHT A THRILLER

SANREMO, ITALY – Yesterday evening, the famous Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo started in quite an original way. The festival is famous for its loooong and rather boring and too talkative introductions. But this year‘s opening will remain in Sanremo’s history! First, as the show was just stating, the huge curtain could not be […]

EMMA MARRONE January 21

ITALY 2014: EMMA TO COPENHAGEN

ROME, ITALY – ROME, ITALY – Rumours are now confirmed. RAI appointed Emma Marrone as the 2014 Eurovision representative after internal selection and Sanremo 2014 will not be used as national final selection. The lucky singer is Emma Marrone (29), a very big name in her home country, where she was already awarded no less […]

ITALY 2014 ESC SANREMO LOGO December 23

SANREMO 2014: ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

ROME, ITALY – Today the Italian national broadcaster announced the names of established artists (Campioni) who will participate in Sanremo 2014 Festival, the show through which RAI will decide Italy’s representative to Eurovision Song Contest. Highlight of the announcement is the return of Raphael Gualazzi, the man who ranked 2nd in Eurovision 2011 edition, the […]

RAPHAEL GUALAZZI December 15

VIDEO: RAPHAEL GUALAZZI – RAINBOWS

ROME, ITALY – Raphael Gualazzi, the 2011 Italian representative who highlighted Italy’s return to the contest with a remarkable second position in Düsseldorf, is back with a new EP called « Rainbows » (premiered on October 29th). This project, named after one of Gualazzi’s last album songs, consists in 4 tracks « Rainbow » (a […]

MTV EMA 2013 LOGO November 02

MTV EMA 2013: MARCO & LENA IN THE FINAL

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013) and Lena Meyer Landrut (Germany 2010, 2011) proceed to the final voting round for MTV European Music Awards 2013 which will take place in 8 days in Amsterdam. They are the only Eurostars for the Worldwide Act Award this year. They will be competing along with One […]

BONNIE TYLER October 27

SHOULDN’T BIG 5 & HOST ENTRIES BE ADDED IN SEMIFINALS AS WELL?

The Eurovision Song Contest is nearly 60 years old now. The “big event” has kept its fundamentals but keeps changing and somehow improving from year to year. Of course some changes can be argued (the end of the orchestra, the language freedom, the voting presentation process), but at least our ESC is still alive since […]

MARCO MENGONI October 22

MARCO MENGONI DESERVES A REST

ROME, ITALY – Marco Mengoni, who represented Italy this year at Eurovision came back to the show that made him a star. He flew all the way to Dublin so he could help Mika to pick his three contestants for the X Factor’s live shows. Besides that, since the Eurovision ended Marco was on tour […]

MARCO MENGONI September 26

SANREMO 2014: DATES REVEALED

Italian website tvblog.it seems to have reported that Sanremo Festival 2014 will take place from February 18th to 22nd and RAI officially confirmed the dates. Legendary Italian festival is the source through which the country submits its artist to the Eurovision Song Contest, a tradition which applied also in 2011 when Italy returned to the […]

JALISSE & OLIVIER VANHOUTTE September 09

SETUBAL 2013: JALISSE VIDEO INTERVIEW

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 […]

ITALY RAI September 07

SANREMO 2014: RAI’S UNOFFICIAL SURVEY

Italy’s national broadcaster RAI has launched a Facebook survey regarding the country’s participation in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. The broadcaster asks viewers to select who they would like to see represent the country next year. It makes note that the survey has no connection either with the announcement of Italy’s participation in […]