Category Archives: NATIONAL FINALS

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 25

Ryan Dolan wants another try in Vienna

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Irish national broadcaster continues its open selection and calls for songs for the national selection through which Ireland will decide upon its participation in Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. So far we know some artists declaring interest for the selection like X Factor’s Mary Burne and Jedward. Today 2013 Irish representative, Ryan Dolan […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 25

Albania 2015: RTSH confirms participation and dates

TIRANA, ALBANIA – One more country joins the list (finally). Albanian national broadcaster has confirmed that we will see another representative of this Balkan country next year. Of course Festivali i Kenges will be used to select the singer. It is scheduled for 26th, 27th and 28th of December, when we will find out who […]

PHOTO: AFTONBLADET.SE October 22

Cyprus 2015: Christer Björkman in the jury!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Christer Björkman is going to be announced as jury member in the preliminary rounds of the Cypriot national selection. Mr Melodifestivalen will attend the bootcamp / eurochallenges rounds as ShowTime Cy reported today exclusively. In the first round of the national selection the 60 qualifiers will be narrowed to 20, then into […]

FYR MACEDONIA 2015 SKOPJE FEST October 22

oikotimes.com on the spot: Skopje Fest 2014

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – You were jiggling your minds what surprise national final our team will cover. Well drop your jaws as our editor Stefan Resimić and photographer Aleksandar Pešić will attend Skopje Fest. Get ready for some exclusive photos and interviews. On November 12th public and jury voting (50% split) will […]

BELARUS BTRC October 22

Belarus 2015: BTRC calls for songs

BTRC is now accepting applications for the Eurovision-2015. In order to participate in the competition it is necessary to send a valuable parcel with an application to the address: 220807, Minsk, str. Makaenka, 9, BTRC, marked “National qualifying round of song competition “Eurovision-2015″. Last day of submissions is November 21st, 2014. Requirements for project participants […]

PHOTO: TRM.MD October 21

Moldova 2015: TRM invites international bidders

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – TRM, Moldova’s public television announced the dates and information for the national selection. Here you can find all the information and rules for the national selection and the submissions, which are due on December 15th as previously reported. TRM invites also international artists to submit their entries for the national selection aiming […]

ICELAND RUV October 20

Iceland 2015: submission deadline extended

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – The national broadcaster of Iceland announced an extension of the submission deadline for 2015 Söngvakeppnin, he show through which the country will decide upon its entry for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. RÚV allows each author to submit up to two songs until October 20th. Today RÚV says they can do it […]

PHOTO: DANIEL D'ANASTASI / PBS October 20

Video / Watch the full version of MESC 2015 semifinalist entries

VALLETTA, MALTA – Today PBS revealed the full versions of all songs for the semifinal of Malta’s Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which takes place on 21st and 22nd of November. Listen to the songs below and guess the winner! Glen Vella – Breakaway (Kevin Borg & Simon Gribbe) Trilogy – Chasing a Dream (Paul Abela & Joe Julian Farrugia) Karen DeBattista – 12, […]

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Cyprus 2015: Ivi Adamou to host national selection

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – After the morning announcement of the 60 preliminary qualifiers for the Cypriot national selection – you can find them all here – we now know the hostess of the preliminary shows and the final: The 2012 representative, Ivi Adamou! She will be accompanied by Despina Olympiou (2012), Alex Panayi (1995, 2000), Elena […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 20

Cyprus 2015: 60 songs announced for the preliminaries

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The national broadcaster of Cyprus announced the 60 songs qualified to the preliminaries of the national selection for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. Various known singers in Greece and Cyprus from talent shows and previous national selection are participating. 01. Yuri Melikov – Victorious (Yuri was a finalist in The Voice Greece) 02. […]

SLOVENIA RTVSLO October 17

Slovenia 2015: EMA to be used for Vienna’s representative

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – Slovenia will select it’s next representative again via national final EMA. It was just published on their official Facebook page that full rules will be published in the first days of November. So we will have to wait for two weeks until we get all informations. Slovenia qualified for the Grand Final […]

MOLDOVA 2013 ESC O MELODIE PENTRU EUROPA October 15

Moldova 2015: two semifinals and a final for Vienna

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – This year, the Moldovan broadcaster TRM decided to go international and welcomes all international artists to apply for their national final to be held on the 28th of February. This year, TRM made an aspiring change in their national selection calling all performers all over the world to be a part of […]

CYPRUS CYBC October 14

Cyprus 2015: National Final date revealed!

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster e-mailed the participants of the auditions for the preliminary phase of the national selection informing them on the date of the national final: it’s February 1st. The Cypriot national broadcaster cancelled collaboration with MAD TV Cyprus on the official excuse that there were low submissions for the national marathon […]

MARY BURNE October 14

Former X Factor contestant Mary Byrne bids for Vienna

HERALD.IE REPORTS (DUBLIN, IRELAND) – Former X Factor contestant Mary Byrne is looking to represent Ireland at the Eurovision next year. Mary (54), from Ballyfermot, said that she jumped at the opportunity. “Eurovision is one of my guilty pleasures,” Mary told the Herald. “It’s an honour to have been put forward.” RTE have decided to […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 13

Cyprus 2015: MAD TV & CyBC break alliance

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Despite the desperate efforts of CyBC to disrepute oikotimes.com when we made the announcement that MAD TV Cyprus and CyBC broke alliance on Eurovision, today the Cypriot national broadcaster actually confirmed the information. CyBC claims that due to low number of submissions there is no point to collaborate with MAD TV Cyprus […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 13

Ireland 2015: RTÉ calls for songs

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Irish national broadcaster as promised announced today October 13th the rules for submissions upon the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest selection. The public is invited to submit their entries and an RTÉ jury will decide who and how many will proceed to the national final. Michael Kealy, Executive Producer Eurovision, […]

PHOTO: RAI.IT October 09

Sanremo 2015: everything you need to know

SANREMO, ITALY – From February 10th to 14th, the 65th edition of the “Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo” will take place in this charming Ligurian town. Our host will be Carlo Conti. RAI has recently introduced the festival handbook, and some changes can be read. First, the festival will still be split between two […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 09

Belarus 2015: Rybak begins auditions

BELTA.RU REPORTS (MINSK, BELARUS) Well-known Norwegian singer of the Belarusian descent Alexander Rybak is looking for a singer for the Eurovision 2015 national selection competition. The Eurovision 2009 winner posted a video message for Belarusian singing talents online, BelTA has learned. Auditions will be held in Mogilev, Grodno, Minsk and Brest on 19-22 October. Alexander […]

SARA MEJS October 09

FYR Macedonia 2015: changes in Skopje Fest line up

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – We are one month away from the first National selection of the season – Skopje Fest. The list of participants that was previously announced is now changed a bit. Two performers are out and two new are in. Sara Mejs will replace Tanja Carovska and she will sing […]