Category Archives: EUROSTARS

UNITED KINGDOM 1977 LYNSEY DE PAUL & MIKE MORAN October 02

Rest In Peace Lynsey de Paul (United Kingdom 1977)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul, who scored top 10 hits, wrote TV themes and represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, has died at the age of 64. The star, whose biggest hit Sugar Me got to number five in the singles chart in 1972 just a year after she had […]

PHOTO: FRIDRIK OMAR FACEBOOK PAGE October 01

New Eurovision tryout rules degrading to women, says Friðrik

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – A new rule that The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV) introduced for the Icelandic Eurovision tryouts states that half the entries for the tryouts must have a woman credited as a songwriter. Friðrik Ómar Hjörleifsson, a Eurovision veteran, claims that the rule is degrading for women. This new rule for the Eurovision […]

PHOTO: EPA September 28

Anastasiya Prykhodko will not sing in Russia again!

KIEV, UKRAINE – In the middle of the Ukraine-Russia turmoil, a new voice has been heard to denounce Russia’s action. Anastasia Prykhodko (or Anastasia Prikhodko), the 2009 Russian entrant, has made it clear that, as a Ukrainian singer, she would never perform in the federation again, no matter what. Referring to what is happening in […]

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 […]

OKMALTA.COM September 27

The Ira Losco fiasco upon MESC participation / Updated

VALLETTA, MALTA – Since last night announcement by PBS for the 48 preliminary artists and songs of MESC 2015, all eurovision fan sites were stunned Ira Losco was not among the participants. Especially since she spread the rumours about potential participation through Facebook. The team of oikotimes.com is in a position to know that Ira […]

ANDRE HOVNANYAN September 26

Andre (Armenia 2006) receives award

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – Armenia debuted in 2006 in Athens with Andre and his song “Without Your Love”. Last week he was honoured by the Armenian President Mr Sargsyan and Andre is now “Honoured Artist of Armenia”, a prestigious award which many artists in Armenian hope to achieve one day. Before this, Andre was declared as […]

CONCHITA WURST September 25

Conchita Wurst on French television

PARIS, FRANCE – One of the most popular programs on French TV is « Touche Pas À Mon Poste », an entertaining talk-show about television and the media. “TPMP”, hosted by Cyril Hanouna and a bunch of journalists, is broadcasted daily on the D8 channel. (You may remember Hanouna since he was the French spokesperson […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV September 25

Sebastien Tellier (France 2008) in Athens

ATHENS, GREECE – Eurovision entrant for France in 2008, Sebastien Tellier will visit Athens on November 7th for a live music gig. The event will take place on 7/11 at Fuzz Live Music Club and tickets are available through http://www.viva.gr priced from 22-28 Euros. 239 year old singer and composer is one of the most […]

PHOTO: REALITATEA.RO September 22

Romania: The spy who loved … Eurovision!

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – The lead singer of the group Casa Presei, which came fourth at the Romanian national selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has revealed he is a spy. Robert Turcescu now faces imprisonment for revealing a state secret. Robert made the confession on his bog, saying “Yes, I have been an undercover […]

ARAM MP3 RETURNS TO YEREVAN September 21

Aram MP3 plans tour in Russia

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – It’s been a while since we heard news from the 2014 Armenian singer in the Eurovision Song Contest. Aramp MP3,the hot favourite of Eurovision 2014 who ultimately, ranked 4th in the final is going to tour Russia. On October 15th, Aram MP3 will perform at “Glav Club” in Moscow and on October […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 21

Estonian Eurostars land in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Estonian eurostars have descended on Ireland this weekend. 2001 Eurovision winner Tanel Padar and 2012 representative Ott Lepland have played two concerts in the country, in Cork and Dublin respectively. The Cork concert was held on Friday, while the event in Dublin this Saturday. The two singers were accompanied by the popular […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 18

Conchita Wurst’s backstage book is ready!

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Were you thrilled when Conchita Wurst rocked the stage and took the trophy this May? If the answer is ‘yes’, then this is the news for you. Mario R Lackner and Irving Wolther joined forces, actually they’ve crossed thier pens, and made a book – “Conchita Wurst – Backstage”. This book is […]

KATE RYAN September 11

Axel, Sandra, Kate for Special Olympics closing ceremony

ANTWERP, BELGIUM – The guy who was on his very first flight, Axel Hirsoux, also this years Belgian representative will be on stage at the Sportpaleis in Antwerpen with several Eurostars like Sandra Kim (Belgium 1986) and Kate Ryan (Belgium 2006). They will perform on September 20th at the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Conchita Wurst to perform at the European Parliament

RAPPLER.COM REPORTS – Transvestite Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels on October 8, the bearded Austrian sensation said Thursday, September 11. European lawmaker Ulrike Lunacek, one of five MEPs from 5 different factions who invited Wurst to perform, said that the hour-long concert was part of […]

PHOTO: IGRE123.COM September 11

Eurostars to attend Slovenska Popevka 2014

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – The upcoming Slovenian song festival “Slovenska Popevka” is set to feature several Eurostars in its lineup this year. Headlining the festival are Darja Švajger and Nuša Derenda, who represented Slovenia at the 1995 and 2001 Eurovision Song Contest respectively. Other Eurostars taking part are Steffy, as well as Rudi Bučar, who have […]

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 […]

LINDA MARTIN September 11

Conchita comes, Linda replaces Johnny

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG – The Eurovision Gala line up has been updated with a new guest and one replacement. It is reported by the organisers that Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst will be the third Eurostar performing on October 25th at Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxembourg. In the meantime Johnny Logan cannot attend the event […]

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: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Alex Sparrow receives acting award

LON ANGELES (CA), UNITED STATES – Alexey Vorobyov, who performed as Alex Sparrow for Russia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, has made it big in the States, after overcoming a serious car accident in Los Angeles. Alexey recently won the Best Short Foreign Film at the Action on Film International Film Festival for his […]