Category Archives: ON THE SPOT

EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC 05 July 21

Eurovision organisers faced with potential multi-million kroner fine

ICENEWS.IS REPORTS – The organiser’s of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark, Projektselskabet, could be facing a 10m euro fine because it found subcontractors for the event without making requests for tender. Copenhagen University law professor Sune Troels Poulsen said this was a clear indication that Projektselskabet breached the rules and acted against the […]

EUROVISION 2013 GENERIC 08 July 20

Eurovision 2013: Great memories with Lilian’s video interviews

MALMOE, SWEDEN – The 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was one more memorable moment for oikotimes.com. The team had some big problems during the first days with the bad organisation of the Swedes especially with the low wi-fi connection at the press centre but ultimately we all annoyed one more great show. Lilian […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO 03 July 03

Sign up as a volunteer for Junior Eurovision 2014

VALLETTA, MALTA – PBS just launched the online form for those interested to sign up as volunteers for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The event kicks off on early November and ends with the grand final on November 15th. Main sponsor of the event is Malta’s Tourism Organization and the entire island is eager […]

JESC 2014 MARSA SHIPYARD 04 June 16

Gallery: View the JESC 2014 venue

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – At a meeting last week in Malta, host broadcaster PBS presented their chosen venue to the Junior Eurovision Steering Committee. The Malta Shipbuilding, situated in Marsa, is located around ten minutes from the capital city, Valletta. It feature three enormous shipping sheds that will be transformed into the venue for this year’s […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO 01 June 15

JESC 2014: What Steering Group decided

VALETTA, MALTA – Yesterday the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group met in at PBS’s building in Malta to discuss the 2014 edition. The host broadcaster presented their vision for the 2014 competition, including concepts for the stage, arena, and postcards. The topics discussed are: Indeed as oikotimes.com reported, the event will take place at […]

SCARLETT JOHANSSON June 12

Scarlett Johansson was proposed for hosting

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – During the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen the team at Danish Broadcaster DR looked at several potential hosts before choosing the three hosts. In a documentary shown on DR the viewers get close to the selection of the hosts as a tv team is following Executive Producer Pernille […]

EMMELIE DE FOREST SIGNED DVDs June 10

Win three DVDs signed by Emmelie de Forest

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Danish national broadcaster started today an online competition through Facebook in which you can win one of the three signed by Emmelie de Forest DVDs of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. EMMELIE SAYS I’ve signed three copies of the official #ESC14 DVD that is released today – and you can win one […]

MARSA SHIPYARD June 07

Breaking News: JESC 2014 in a shipyard too!

VALLETTA, MALTA – It was an exciting surprise when we got confirmation from PBS that the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place also in a shipyard named Marsa Shipyard just like the Copenhagen Eurovision edition almost a month ago. Marsa is located on the Marsa Creek, a body of water formed by the […]

EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC June 07

Eurovision 2014 TV ratings (Updated)

SWEDEN The weird and false information published on some websites for the Swedish TV rates caused confusion among the Swedish fans. The information posted claimed 20% decrease in the TV rates for the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Sweden. But SVT official numbers refute the publication of the once-upon-a-time “great website” publishing the false […]

EUROVISION 2014 TIMER June 03

Eurovision 2014 breaks all time records

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 saw a new record of ratings. The Grand Final was watched by 195 million viewers. That is around 10 percent higher than in 2013. Viewers from all over Europe and also in Australia, New Zealand and Canada watched the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Executive producer Pernille […]

EUROVISION 50 YEARS CONGRATULATIONS June 01

Congratulations 2005: Video & Photo Memories

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The team of oikotimes.com attended the 50th anniversary show for the Eurovision Song Contest back in October 2005, titled Congratulations. Sweden’s 1974 entry “Waterloo” by ABBA, won the contest and it was an amazing production for the press and participants. Here are the stories behind the coverage bringing me once again great […]

EUROVOICE GENERIC May 26

EuroVoice 2010: Photo & Video Memories

ATHENS, GREECE – The EuroVoice 2010 was the first EuroVoice and was held on the 23rd and 24th of September 2010 in Athens, Greece. 44 countries were participating in this European Song Contest of which 27 qualified to the Super Final. The hosts of the show were Pamela Anderson and Éric Serra. Additionally the following […]

EUROVISION 2014 MYEUROVISIONIDEA May 25

VIDEO / WATCH THE MISSING INTERVAL ACT OF THE FINAL

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – During the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen the interval act was reduced to a short act called “Joyful” performed Momoland to the music of Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” because the show was too long after the dress rehearsal. During the Jury Final the night before the interval […]

ELEFTHERIA ELEFTHERIOU & BELGIAN PRIME MINISTER ELIO DI RUPO May 25

LET YOUROVISION 2012: PHOTO & VIDEO MEMORIES

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Back in April 2012 the team of oikotimes.com attended the promo tour gig in Brussels where Belgium, Switzerland, Moldova, Belarus, Greece and Romania attended a two day event of promotion. Everything started with the tour of the city where we all visited various spots of the Belgian capital as the Manneken-Pis. Then […]

SIX 4 ONE 04 May 22

SWITZERLAND 2006: PHOTO & VIDEO MEMORIES FROM THE VIDEO MAKING OF

NAFPLIO, GREECE – Switzerland was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 by six4one, with the song If We All Give A Little. The six members of band are Andreas Lundstedt, Liel, Tinka Milinovic, Claudia D’Addio, Keith Camilleri and Marco Matias. The song has been written by Eurovision foxes Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger and […]

EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC 01 May 22

EUROVISION 2014: BEHIND THE SCENES

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Danish host broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 DR made a special “behind the scenes” program in Danish where we follow the executive producer Pernille Gaardbo, head of show Jan Lagermand Lundme and the team during the shows in B&W Hallerne. In the program we see what the producers are thinking […]

UNITED KINGDOM GLASGOW May 22

EDC 2008: GLASGOW PHOTO MEMORIES

GLASGOW (SCOTLAND), UNITED KINGDOM – It was the first and only Eurovision Dance Contest oikotimes.com attended. Back then Fotis and Allastair covered the event for oikotimes.com. It was back then when I met Kamila Polkowska, a friend from Poland whom I will always have a special place in my heart. It was back then I […]

EUROVISION 2011 DREAM TEAM May 22

EUROVISION 2011: PHOTO MEMORIES

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – Following the project “revive the old oikotimes.com archives”, the team of our site decided to bring you memories from our ventures in the past, lost during the collapse of the website back in 2012. In this post we present you the highlights from Eurovision 2011 in photos made by a unique photographer […]

LILIAN BRUNELL May 22

EUROVISION 2011: THE NANA MOUSKOURI VIDEOS

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – This summer oikotimes.com will try to revive the archives lost from the old website. In this post we will bring you the recovered videos from our one-and-only Lilian Brunell aka our Nana Mouskouri preparing and exploring Duesseldorf in her own unique way. From packing for the trip till making a fashion report […]