Category Archives: RUSSIA

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 14

Russia 2015: “The Voice” winner to Vienna

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – After Montenegro and Belarus confirming their participation, Russia is the next national broadcaster confirming participation to Vienna. Channel One officially stopped the rumours about withdrawing from the contest after Conchita and the reactions in the parliament and the government. The broadcaster also confirmed that the winner of “The Voice Russia” will represent […]

RUSSIA FANS July 26

Russia launches her own straight Eurovision!

NEWSWEEK.COM REPORTS – When Conchita Wurst raised her microphone-shaped winner’s trophy at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, she smashed through a lavender ceiling. Boy George described her victory as “a vote for gay solidarity”. Lady Gaga tweeted that Wurst, “slayed with her beautiful vocals and message of freedom and equality”. Cher called her “fascinating”, […]

WHO SEE & NINA ZIZIC July 16

New releases by Dima Bilan, Vaidas, Who See, Sebalter

Summer is the right time to publish a new song so several Eurostars have released some new songs hoping to become hits that will be played in beach bars. First we have a former winner, from 2008 to be exact. Yes, it is Dima Bilan from Russia. His song is called Sick of you and […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU July 12

Exclusive: First international act for JESC 2014 revealed?

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The first international act for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest seems to have been revealed. The 2006 Junior Eurovision winners and 2014 senior participants for Russia, the Tolmachevy Sisters will perform on stage during the grand final of the show on November 15th. Although PBS and EBU are not confirming (yet) […]

RYAN DOLAN June 29

Busy Eurostars’ week: new releases and their news

Lots happening in the magnificent world of Eurovision stars this week. Ireland, Spain, Russia are giving us news from their Eurostars and we are here to report them. In Russia, 2004 representative Yulia Savicheva performed at the Red Square in Moscow, in a special celebration for the Russia Day anniversary. You can see the performance […]

RUSSIA PROTEST TO PUTIN May 29

Russian delirium continues, Putin attacks Conchita

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK REPORTS – Vladimir Putin has attacked Conchita Wurst, the Austrian drag artist who won the Eurovision Song Contest, for aggressively flaunting her sexuality and putting herself ‘up for show’. The Russian President, who said he was “very liberal”, was attempting to pour water on a controversy which saw thousands of Russians protest before Wurst’s […]

CONCHITA WURST RED CARPET May 16

RUSSIAN DELIRIUM CONTINUES: CONCHITA BANNED!

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists’ application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year’s Eurovision song contest. Wurst’s appearance in the continental cavalcade of cheesy pop and garish costumes sparked controversy in Russia, where some called for state television to edit out Wurst from the […]

'Starnacht aus der Wachau' May 12

RUSSIAN DELIRIUM OVER CONCHITA’S TRIUMPH

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is “the end of Europe”. Wurst took home the crown yesterday evening, scoring 290 points despite causing controversy in Russia and neighbouring countries. Voting breakdowns released by the EBU today show that Wurst’s entry went down surprisingly well with […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU May 03

EXCLUSIVE / ESC 2014 INTERVIEW WITH RUSSIA

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Tonight Oikotimes.com and Radio International had the opportunity to meet the Russian twins at their hotel for an exclusive interview. Thanks to Katya, the Russian head of delegation, and translator on the occasion, we could spend a very privileged moment with the artists. We were even granted a reprise […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU May 02

VIDEO / PRESS CONFERENCE: RUSSIA, AZERBAIJAN, UKRAINE

Today is the first day of round two for the semifinal one rehearsals and then press conferences. In this post you will see all the press conferences from participating countries. Each post include three videos.

SANNA NIELSEN PRESS CONFERENCE May 02

VIDEO / PRESS CONFERENCE: ICELAND, ALBANIA, SWEDEN

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Today is the first day of round two for the semifinal one rehearsals and then press conferences. In this post you will see all the press conferences from participating countries. Each post include three videos.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU May 02

VIDEO / SHINING ENOUGH TO TRIUMPH

OLIVIER: A WELL-BALANCED ACT The twins are in the place for, once again, a rather well thought performance for Russia (maybe too thought actually). The vocals are really great, the staging is memorable and duality definitely is the motto of the act. But I should point out some details that prevent “Shine” from being a […]

FISH9857 April 29

APRIL 29: BACKSTAGE STORIES

EXCLUSIVE: WE BROUGHT UKRAINE & RUSSIA TOGETHER During the opening night at Euroclub and the birthday party at Oikotimes the contestants from Ukraine and Russia performed their Eurovision entries on the stage. Backstage we found Mariya from Ukraine and the Tolmachevy Sisters from Russia together and we took a picture of them to show that […]

OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS WEBSITE April 29

LIVE / OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS: RUSSIA VIDEO

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The Euroclub VEGA CPH and Host City Copenhagen are hosting tonight the 13th birthday bash of oikotimes.com a trend started in 2011 (Athens) and continued in 2012 (Brussels) and 2013 (Athens). This time Copenhagen honours oikotimes.com with a spectacular party for the first time during the Eurovision week preparation and at the […]

OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS POSTER April 28

OIKOTIMES 13 YEARS: TONIGHT THE BIG NIGHT

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Tonight, the team of oikotimes.com ha the honour to celebrate its 13th online anniversary at the Euroclub VEGA CPH in Copenhagen, Denmark. Six acts will perform on stage and we are excited to see you all at the Euroclub at 22:00 local time. The running order of the event has as follows: […]

ULYANA April 26

ULYANA SERGEENKO REVEALS THE RUSSIAN OUTFITS

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – A month ago it was announced that famous Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko will be responsible for the outfit of Tolmachevy sisters. “Russia’s leading designer that has taken Europe’s catwalks by storm” as independent wrote last year, has dressed the most famous women on the world: from Queens and Princesses to Pop stars […]

ARAM MP3 April 25

WATCH ARAM’S PERFORMANCE IN MOSCOW

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – In the frame of his promo tour Aram Mp3 visited Moscow, when he took part in the most famous Russian Comedy stand-up show “Comedy Club”, where he was invited not only as a guest, but also as an actor and performed a stand-up comedy along with the other actors. The premire of […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS April 23

VIDEO: TOLMACHEVY SISTERS – SHINE

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Tolmachevy sisters filmed their official video for the song “Shine”, which will represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest winners will fight for the final starting in the first semifinal on May 6th. They will also attend the oikotimes.com birthday bash on April 28, information […]

MOSCOW EUROVISION PARTY 2014 April 21

VIDEO: MOSCOW EUROVISION PARTY 2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – As we informed earlier, yesterday on April the 20th, the Russian Eurovision pre-party was held in Moscow. Although the official banner informed that Romanian and Swedish contestants were supposed to attend the party, the performances of the yesterday’s party covered: Valentina Monetta – San Marino, Dilara Kazimova – Azerbaijan, Teo – Belarus, […]