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 […]

BELARUS BTRC October 22

Belarus 2015: BTRC calls for songs

BTRC is now accepting applications for the Eurovision-2015. In order to participate in the competition it is necessary to send a valuable parcel with an application to the address: 220807, Minsk, str. Makaenka, 9, BTRC, marked “National qualifying round of song competition “Eurovision-2015″. Last day of submissions is November 21st, 2014. Requirements for project participants […]

SPAIN 2014 RUTH LORENZO October 22

Spanish Eurostars join charity concert for kids with cancer

MADRID, SPAIN – Two Spanish eurostars will take part in a charity concert in the town of Murcia to raise awareness and funds for children affected by cancer. The All Against Cancer gala started in 2010. Ruth Lorenzo, who represented Spain at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, and Serafín Zubiri, the country’s 1992 and 2000 […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC October 22

EXCLUSIVE / WIN TWO TICKETS FOR JESC 2014 FINAL

PRESS RELEASE – The team of oikotimes.com is attending once again the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and those of you been in Malta have the chance to share the passion #together with us. This is why oikotimes.com offers you two tickets for one lucky person in Malta to attend the event at Marsa Shipyard on […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 21

London hosts Eurovision 60 Years anniversary show?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – The United Kingdom has offered to host the special anniversary show (and not Germany as original stated) for the 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest says Belgian press. It was back in April 24th 1956 when Marcel Bezençon’s idea implemented with the participation of seven countries. The event will take […]

PHOTO: MAGNUS RAGNVID October 21

Video: Sarah Dawn Finer – Birds (The Netherlands 2013, cover)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – During a Finnish TV På Resande Not show, Sarah Dawn Finer (multi participant in Melodifestivalen and hostess, part of the interval act of Eurovision 2013) performed a song that we all love: Birds, the song with which Anouk represented The Netherlands in 2013. The outcome is simply amazing!

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM October 21

Junior Europrediction 2014: voting kicks off

PRESS RELEASE – Welcome to the 2014 edition of Junior Europrediction. Totally new format for the ultimate registered poll on the web. Through this voting procedure you are asked to predict each country’s ranking (always based on your personal taste as well as logical assumption of what the results might be, it’s totally up to […]

PHOTO: GPB.GE October 21

Video / Official Georgian video for Malta presented

TBILISI, GEORGIA – Lizi-Pop will present Georgia at 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), with the song “Happy Day”. Lizi will perform together with Kate Arbolishvili, Nita Lomidze, Sopho and Dea Dashnianis, who will be backing vocalists/dancers of the soloist. Producer Giga Kukhianidze helped the Georgian participant of 2014 JESC in process of writing and […]

PHOTO: TRM.MD October 21

Moldova 2015: TRM invites international bidders

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – TRM, Moldova’s public television announced the dates and information for the national selection. Here you can find all the information and rules for the national selection and the submissions, which are due on December 15th as previously reported. TRM invites also international artists to submit their entries for the national selection aiming […]

GRAHAM NORTON October 21

Graham Norton’s interview upon autobiography release

PINKNEWS.CO.UK REPORTS – Graham Norton has discussed the criticism he gets for being camp, saying most of it comes from the gay community. Speaking to Attitude, the BBC presenter said: “The only thing that makes me sad – and Alan Carr is sort of like this too – is that the most stick you get […]

PHOTO: RITA GUERRA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 21

Rita Guerra would love to return to Eurovision

LISBON, PORTUGAL – Rita Guerra who represented Portugal at Riga in 2003 with the song “Deixa-me sonhar (só mais uma vez)” has commented that she would love to take part once again, said on a recent interview to ESC Portugal. Rita has recently launched her new album “Volta” (Return) and with a thirty year career […]

PHOTO: PULLPUSHSTUDIO.COM October 21

Jose María Purón criticises TVE upon Eurovision choices

MADRID, SPAIN – In a recent interview, Jose María Purón, musician and composer severely criticised TVE for the negative results that Spain has achieved at Eurovision. Purón is famous for composing the song sang by Anabel Conde “Vuelve Conmigo” that in 1995 achieved a runner-up spot for Spain. Purón claims that a strong national selection […]

PHOTO: SVT.SE October 21

Eurofans restore Helena Paparizou’s MF choice

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – In 2006 Greece won OGAE Song Contest with Helena Paparizou’s “Mambo” and in 2014 Sweden wins with OGAE Second Chance Song Contest with the song “Survivor”, the entry with which Helena Paparizou participated in the 2014 Melodifestivalen edition. 20 countries participated and 30 OGAE clubs across Europe voted. Helena Paparizou, who ranked […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM October 20

Listen to the English version of Cyprus 2014 entry for JESC

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – It’s no secret that the favourites for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 have been clear: Cyprus is along with Malta and Bulgaria, an entry which can easily get the trophy on November 15th. Today Sophia Patsalides and her team led by Alex Panayi, released the English version of her JESC entry “I […]