SWITZERLAND GENERIC July 18

Switzerland 2015: National Final date set

KREUZLINGEN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcaster SF announced details for the national selection and the date for the national final. The country wild decide its entry on January 31st. September 29th is the date when the online voting will begin and it will last till October 27th. The online voting and the expert jury combination […]

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 […]

SANNA NIELSEN July 16

Eurostar perform at Princess Victoria’s birthday celebrations

ÖLAND, SWEDEN – Crown Princess Victoria turned 37 on Monday, and the entire royal family gathered on the island of Öland for the occasion which also marked the royal debut of Prince Carl Philip’s fiancée Sofia Hellqvist. Victoria Day was originally conceived as an opportunity to give an award for major Swedish sporting achievements. Today, […]

CONCHITA WURST July 16

Video: Conchita Wurst in Innsbruck

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA – Hours ago, Conchita Wurst was in Innsbruck for a short visit and a performance. She was given a tour of the city by the mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer and pleased the audience with “Rise Like A Phoenix”. This piece of news doesn’t seem that interesting unless you keep in mind that Tyrol’s capital […]

TIJANA DAPSEVIC July 15

FYR Macedonia decides on November 13th

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – “The sooner the better” seems to be the early slogan of Eurovision 2015. We all thought Malta would be the first country to choose its entry this year but today, another country, often rumoured as being out of the line up next year, has made a surprising move. […]

FREAKY FORTUNE July 15

Have you voted for Freaky Fortune’s bid to Lady GaGa’s concert yet?

ATHENS, GREECE – The 2014 Greek representatives, Freaky Fortune are bidding to open the live concert of Lady GaGa in Athens. An online open competition kicked off on the web and Freaky Fortune are one of the artists bidding for the opening act. The team of oikotimes.com is urging everyone to support them and send […]

UKRAINE KYIV 24 July 14

Listen: Ukrainian bids for JESC 2014 & venue information

KYIV, UKRAINE – The National selection for the JESC-2014 is in full swing. NTU has already selected 20 hopefuls for participation in the final and is working under the preparation for the National Final which is traditionally held outside Kyiv. This year the venue was chosen in the the National Carpathian Park, which is 920 […]

DSC09987 July 14

Video / Gallery: Risky Kidd thanks oikotimes.com

ATHENS, GREECE – S Beach welcomed the Carroten and Panik Record summer beach party yesterday in Athens sea side. Lots of stars shined on stage with their live performances and we had the chance to meet with our 2014 Eurovision representatives Freaky Fortune and Risky Kidd. In this post we present you our interview with […]

FREAKY FORTUNE July 14

Video / Gallery: Freaky Fortune ready to meet Conchita again

ATHENS, GREECE – During the amazing beach party by Carroten and Panik Records, oikotimes.com had the chance to meet the 2014 representatives of Greece, Freaky Fortune and Risky Kidd. In this post we present our interview with Freaky Fortune (aka Nicolas and Theofilos) the amazing duo who made B&W Hallerne audience to “Rise Up” with […]

DSC09935 July 14

Video / Gallery: Will Demy finally represent Greece in Eurovision?

ATHENS, GREECE – Yesterday, Panik Records and Carroten celebrated summer with a great beach party in Athens sea side. Lots of great stars participated in the beach concert performing live for a huge audience. Amongst them it was Demy, the upcoming star the hits of which smash the national charts every time she releases a […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 14

Cyprus 2015: Big “Melodifestivalen” plans announced

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The collaboration of CyBC and MAD TV Cyprus is now official and the organisers announced the details for the national selection format. The submissions should take place from Cypriots (living in the island or abroad) and they can collaborate with foreign authors. Performers though should be Cypriots only (residents of Cyprus or […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS PRESS CONFERENCE 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) […]

FIRELIGHT BACKSTAGE July 11

Exclusive: Malta decides earlier this year

VALLETTA, MALTA – Schocking news tonight from Malta! PBS has issued out the regulations for the 2015 Eurovision! It was revealed that the National Selection will already be taking place on November 22nd and the semifinal one day earlier!!! With this surprise move PBS will surely have the first entry for the 2015 Eurovision! However […]

EUROVISION EBU EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION July 10

EBU changes deadline to October

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union sent a letter to all broadcasters to announce a significant change in the deadlines of participation. Unlike previous years the national broadcaster should give final confirmation on their participation in mid October instead of mid December as it happened in the past. The EBU and ORF think that […]

CONCHITA WURST & JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 02 July 09

Gallery / Video: Conchita becomes Gaultier’s muse & prepares for a duet with Anna Vissi

INDEPENDENT.CO.UK REPORTS – Conchita Wurst made her modelling debut today, walking at the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture show in Paris. “I met Conchita two years ago she came to one of my couture shows,” Gaultier told The Independent post-show. “I loved her look and when I heard that she will represent Austria for the Eurovision […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 09

Exclusive: CyBC & MAD TV Cyprus join forces

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster finalised the details for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest participation. On July 14th CyBC will announce the national selection plans and a surprise collaboration. CyBC will present the national selection which will be in collaboration with MAD TV Cyprus. The broadcaster will call for international authors to submit songs […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO July 08

Video: Watch the animation of JESC 2014 logo

Fans wave Norway's and Basque flags as t July 08

Norway close to sign JESC 2014 participation

OSLO, NORWAY – It is confirmed now that Norwegian broadcaster TV2 is in discussions with the EBU in order the country to participate in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. If this happens then TV2 will examine three options for the selection: Either use a participant from MGP Junior, Idol Junior or internal selection. Norway […]

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 […]