PHOTO: PBS October 25

Video / JESC 2014: Stage construction begins

VALLETTA, MALTA – 15 days left for the Welcome Reception officially opens the Junior Eurovision 2014 week in Valletta, Malta and the construction of the stage begins. PBS released today a video with the beginning of the constructions at Marsa Shipyard. The contest will take place on November 15th at 19:00 CET and will be […]

PHOTO: MARKUS RIVA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 25

EuroDance web awards 2014 kick off

PRESS RELEASE – For the 14th year in a row the Eurodanceweb Award is back with a line-up of 35 songs from all over Europe and the Mediterranea Area. Among the nominees, which were chosen by the editors of the wesbite http://www.eurodanceweb.com after monitoring each Country’s charts, we find big names of the International music […]

PHOTO: MILOS NADAZDIN October 25

Video / Gallery: Severina – More Tuge (The Sea Of Sorrow)

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Former Croatian representative, Severina, has published a new song yesterday. It is a collaboration with famous Serbian singer, Saša Matić, who is unfortunately blind, but talented so much, that not just he can sing, he also works as a composer. He also wrote their song, that is called More Tuge (The Sea […]

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 […]

TIM SCHOU October 25

Video / Tim Schou joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Denmark was represented by A Friend In London three years ago in Dusseldorf where they ended up fifth. Band’s frontman, Tim Schou decided to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Yes, you might say that the euphoria about it has blown away, but Tim decided to go bareskin and this is how it […]

HARI MATA HARI VERASANOVIC October 24

Hari Mata Hari again in Eurovision?

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Although BHRT announced on Facebook that participation is still pending despite their original confirmation local press claim to know the 2015 representative. Hari Mata Hari will represent Bosnia & Herzegovina in Vienna. BHRT is not playing safe, but going for a win. Few of the best authors from Serbia, Bosnia […]

PHOTO: JUNIOREUROVISION.TV / EBU October 24

JESC 2014: rehearsal schedule decided

VALLETTA, MALTA – EBU and PBS decided the running order for the rehearsals as they will not conduct their tests as usual, in the running order. This is happening due to the school visit schedule and therefore the rehearsals will take place in another order.   09/11 10/11 11/11 12/11 13/11 14/11 15/11 as of […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM October 24

Rybak’s support message to Franklin

OSLO, NORWAY – As it was announced some weeks ago Franklin Calleja will sing in this years Malta Eurovision 2015 ‘Still here’, a composition of 2009 ESC-winner Alexander Rybak. Alexander is extremely happy and in full believe of Franklin and the song of course as he stated today on his official facebookpage My song for […]

ANOUK October 23

Netherland 2015: artist revealed by late November

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – In a Tweet, AVROTROS revealed that the artist for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, who will represent The Netherlands, will be announced by the end of November. After two years of successful rankings in the Eurovision finals, the Dutch national broadcaster is taking the heat of the contest and the popularity […]

MOLLY SMITTEN DOWNES October 23

Video: Molly Smitten-Downes – Lock Up Your Daughter

LONDON, UK – Probably the most talented Eurovision entrant for the UK in years, Molly Smitten-Downes (2014), is back! The generous artist had decided to offer her fans a free download of her song “Lock up Your Daughter”. This is not a new song, since Molly has been perming it on stage since April, but […]

DANA INTERNATIONAL October 23

Dana International is the new Cruella de Vil

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – In Jerusalem, on December 20th, a new musical will be premiered: “101 Dalmatians”, inspired by the famous Disney motion picture. The story of 99 puppies trying their luck not to be transformed into lovely fur coat… some may ask what is “Eurovisionesque” in that story. Well… nothing actually, except if you have […]

RYAN DOLAN October 23

Eurovision parties across Europe this month

The OGAE network is active 365 days a year, and all over Europe, parties are organized by national clubs in order to celebrate Eurovision passion, and wait til the next contest. This month again, several gigs will take place. Let’s have a look at those Eurovision “rendez-vous”. On October 18th, OGAE Austria organized a Eurovision […]

PHOTO: REUTERS October 23

Olia Tira is back and might bid for Vienna

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – Back in 2010, Moldova was represented by Olia Tita and SunStroke Project. Last year, for the national selection O Melodie Pentru Europa, the lady introduced her new project, called Flux Light, and finished in a disappointing 6th place. But the Flux Light duo (Olia Tira and Alexandre Noctua) are back on tracks […]

LOREEN October 23

Loreen replaces Conchita in Luxembourg Eurovision Gala

LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG – The 2014 edition of Eurovision Gala Night is taking place this Saturday at the Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains and a last minute change in the line up has been announced. Conhita Wurst will not perform after all and the organisers announced Loreen as her replacement. The decline of the 2014 Eurovision […]

PHOTO: AVROTROS.NL October 23

Netherlands not airing the anniversary show

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Although the rumour about London hosting the Eurovision 60 Years Anniversary show was not verified by EBU or BBC (yet) Songfestivalwebblog.nl reports today that The Netherlands will not broadcast this special show, despite the fact that the country is one of the founders of the competition. The national broadcaster aired though […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 23

Eurovision: the event with the most valuable web services

EDITORIAL – I always believed that the Eurovision Song Contest should give as many information, interactivity and various services to fans and audience. That was always my request and actually this is why I ended up creating this website. After almost 14 years online things have changed and Eurovision can provide almost everything a fan, […]

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 […]

SERGEY LAZAREV SHOOTING VIDEO CLIP IN CRETE 04 October 22

Gallery / Sergey Lazarev shoots new single video in Crete!

ELOUNDA / CRETE, GREECE – Star singer Sergey Lazarev chose the elounda SA hotels & resorts in order to shoot his new video clip for his song “Breaking away”. Sergey Lazarev is tipped to represent Russia for years now and in 2008 he ranked 4th while bidding to represent his country in Belgrade. The main […]

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 […]