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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: TIMES OF MALTA September 28

Will Malta follow the steps of Christina Scuccia?

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – A group of six Ursuline nuns will be singing a catchy pop tune Philip Vella wrote and composed about their experiences raising abandoned children at the Sliema crèche at this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The nuns’ song ‘Love and Let Go’ is one of 48 songs that have been shortlisted for […]

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 […]

PHOTO: EDUARDROMANYUTA.COM September 27

Eduard Romanyuta ready for Eurovision if and only if!

KYIV, UKRAINE – Eduard Romanyuta, who has participated in several Ukrainian national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest, is hoping that national broadcaster, NTU, will revise its decision not to take part in the 60th edition in Vienna. The singer has already prepared a song, entitled “I want your love”, which he hopes to take […]

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 […]

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Malta 2015: preliminary qualifiers announced

VALLETTA, MALTA – Familiar names announced last night in Malta regarding the 2015 national selection which will take place earlier this year due to the joint staging with Junior Eurovision. Gianluca Bezzina (2013), Glen Vella (2011), Olivia (2007), Miriam Christina (1996), Ludwig Galea (2004), Daniel Testa (JESC participant in 2008) and many former national finalists […]

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FYR Macedonia 2015: Skopje Fest participants announced

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – MRT announced the 20 participants for the Skopje Fest, the show through which the country will decide its entry and artist for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. On November 12th public and jury voting (50% split) will decide the lucky one. Vasil Zafircev will host the show accompanied by […]

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Exclusive / Serbia 2015: National Final details

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Vladimir Graić Graja author of Serbian winning entry and Saša Mirković, Marija Šerifović ex manager will be in charge of national final where next Serbian entry will be chosen. Graja will pen three songs for various performers which will be chosen in association with Mr Mirković. Those three will perform different songs […]

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Croatia will not return to Eurovision in 2015

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Although Croatian national broadcaster announced their return to Junior Eurovision Song Contest yesterday, today they informed the less that they are not returning to senior Eurovision Song Contest and will miss the 60th anniversary of the historic music event of Europe. One more year without them, unfortunately! DID YOU KNOW? Monaco, Ukraine, […]

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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 […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 26

BNT claims 41 countries submitted interest

SOFIA, BULGARIA – Bulgarian national broadcaster published on their official website that 41 countries submitted participation paperwork so far to the EBU for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest. This means that Israel, San Marino and Bulgaria are included in the list. Many websites and forum posts are happily claiming a big number of participants we have […]

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Serbian broadcaster secures budget for Eurovision

BELGRADE, SERBIA – It’s now official! Serbia will be present in Vienna. Head of Serbian delegation Dragan Ilić confirmed that the necessary funds are collected, to be exact 350.000 euros. Out of that 150.000 is covered by RTS and the rest by the sponsors and the comercial brakes that will be aired during the three […]

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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: LRT.LT September 25

National Finals for Lithuania and Belarus

Lithuania and Belarus confirmed their intentions to hold national finals to decide their entries and artists for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Regarding Belarus dates, format and details of the national final are not announced but BTRC told oikotimes.com they might be ready for everything about the selection by next week. Regarding Lithuania, LRT is […]

PHOTO: SVT.SE September 25

Sweden 2015: Melodifestivalen dates announced

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT just announced the dates for the 2015 edition of Melodifestivalen, the show through which the country will decide its entry and artist for Eurovision 2015. 07.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL 1 – Göteborg: Scandinvium 14.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL 2 – Malmö: Malmö Arena 21.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL 3 – Östersund: Östersund Arena 28.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM September 24

Video: Donatan & Cleo – Brac

WARSAW, POLAND – The representatives of Poland in Copenhagen, Donatan & Cleo have released new song “Brać” (Brotherhood). Everybody remember their controversive performance on stage on May. This time they present other aspect of slavic souls. DID YOU KNOW? In October 2013, the famous Polish music producer Donatan and the singer Cleo released together their […]

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FYR Macedonia 2015: almost 200 submissions

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – Portal dnevnik.mk published an article about upcoming Skopje Festival. It seems that a bit less than 200 songs came to the address of MRT and according to Valentino Skenderovski, who is the artistic director of the festival, most of the participants have already been chosen. But Mr Skenderovski […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 22

Malta 2015: Dr. Bezzina back in Eurovision run

VALETTA, MALTA – On November 22nd, in Marsa, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) will take place and the 28th Maltese Eurovision entrant will be chosen. Though the list of participants hasn’t been published yet, some names are starting to appear on the net. A few weeks ago, we’ve learned that Ira Losco (the silver […]