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 […]

PHOTO: ÜLO JOSING October 20

R.I.P. Tarmo Leinatamm (Estonia 2008)

TALLINN, ESTONIA – Tarmo Leinatamm, who represented Estonia in 2008, as part of Kreisiraadio, has passed away of cancer that he was struggling with some time. Beside being a singer, Mr Leinatamm was a famous entertainer and politician in Estonia. He was also the conducter for Estonia two times – in 1996. and 1997. The […]

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. […]

PHOTO: NADEZHDA MISYAKOVA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 19

Updates from the world of JESC 2014

VALLETTA, MALTA – Moira Delia is the hostess of the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a job originally offered to Ira Losco (as rumours said last summer). She is excited to be the first lady of the biggest international event Malta ever had in the island and of course we worried upon her outfits for […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 19

Freaky Fortune & Softengine join forces?

HELSINLI, FINLAND – We all know that the Eurovision Song Contest is the greatest gathering of artists in Europe, and, as such, it is also the cradle to many Pan-European collaborations. The latest example comes from our continent confines: Finland and Greece! The 2014 Finnish entrants, Softengine, have recently declared, through their lead singer Topi […]

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Video: Igor Cukrov – Jedna Duša, Jedno Till

ZAGREB, CROATIA – In 2009 Ivan Cukrov represented Croatia in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, released a brand new video clip for his latest and also brand new single “Jedna duša, jedno till”. The video is filmed in Abu Dhabi (Dubai) and the singer is joined by model Paula Poljak. The great combination […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM October 17

Senior Eurostars send support message to Junior entrants

Less than a month left to know the 12th Junior Eurovision Song Contest winner and the senior Eurovision artists are getting involved once again in the project. Besides having Tolmachevy Sisters in the interval act of the contest, we see today two videos from 2014 Eurovision Song Contest participants wishing their very best to their […]

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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 […]

PHOTO: EMIL CALLEJA BAYLISS October 17

Video / Host country entry officially bids for trophy… again!

VALLETTA, MALTA – Diamonds video officially presented today and the Maltese entry for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 officially released. Federica Falzon will perform the Maltese entry inland this time as her country will cheer up for her while on stage. But what’s going on in Malta? Why do they suddenly bring “diamonds” in the […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 16

New releases by Koza Mostra & Kállay-Saunders

ATHENS, GREECE – The new single of Koza Mostra who proudly represented Greece in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is out. It’s titled “Bordello Originale” and is penned by Haris Romas and Elias Kozas. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – András Kállay-Saunders who brought Hungary in the Eurovision Final top five with one of the best Eurovision entries […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 16

Live: Dina Garipova’s new song “Dva shaga do lyubvi”

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russia’s 2013 Eurovision Song Contest representative, Dina Garipova, released her new single yesterday. The song, titled “Dva shaga do lyubvi” (Two Steps To Love) was premiered in a live broadcast on Russia’s popular radio station Autoradio. DID YOU KNOW? Dina Garipova represented Russia in Malmo with the song “What if”. The song […]

PHOTO: ICONCERT.RO October 16

Gallery: Bonnie Tyler performs in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – Legendary Bonnie Tyler, who proudly represented the United Kingdom in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, performed on October 13th in Bucharest. Alongside to Smokie, she gave a spectacular performance at Sala Palatului in the Romanian capital and the photos are simply amazing.

EUROVISION 2015 VENUE VIENNA STADHALLE October 15

Vienna’s Stadthalle adjusts schedule and gets ready for May

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – A few months ago, the big question was “where will Eurovision 2015 be held?”. Since the best venue in the country, Vienna’s Stadthalle, was fully booked, ORF had to look for an alternative (and most Eurovision fans were a bit scared to end up in a remote provincial town). Eventually, the organizers […]

AIR MALTA LOGO October 15

Air Malta deserves congratulations for the special offer

VALLETTA, MALTA – The national airline of Malta, Air Malta, definitely deserve the warmest applause and lots of congratulations for this surprise move: They offer 20% discount to travellers for Junior Eurovision Song Contest week and also they give the chance to win extra tickets for the island of knights. More information on how to […]

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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 […]

PHOTO: HRT October 15

Croatian entry for Malta officially presented

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Croatian national broadcaster presented this morning the official video for the Junior Eurovision 2014 entry which will be performed by Josie (Josephine Ida Zec) titled “Game Over”.

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 […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 14

Prestigious award for The Common Linnets

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Back in 2004, the European Commission (in partnership with the EBU and the European Talent Exchange Program) has decided to create the European Border Breakers Award. In order to recognize the cross border success of debuting European artists, 10 acts are awarded an EBBA prize every year. The list of the 2015 […]