IRA LOSCO & GIANLUCCA BEZZINA August 26

Ira Losco highly rumoured to return in Eurovision

VALLETTA, MALTA – With the deadline for submission to the Malta Eurovision 2015 this thursday and friday, rumours are highly spreading on the island. One of them is the rumoured returnal of no less then Ira Losco! The singer narrowly missed to win Eurovision back in 2002 with 7th wonder, a composition by Philip Vella […]

STUDENTS CRUISE IN TURKEY August 25

Official: Turkey not returning to Eurovision

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Although there were last week rumours about Turkey’s return in the Eurovision Song Contest – since TRT aired a bulletin claiming that by September there will be final decision – TRT confirmed today what oikotimes.com posted on May 14 – read it here. Tonight, one more confirmation of what we posted comes […]

PHOTO: ALEXANDER RYBAK via INSTAGRAM August 25

Alexander Rybak set to return in Eurovision?

VALLETTA, MALTA – 2009 ESC winner Alexander has been in Malta these days for a non announced visit. Accordingly to his facebook and twitter page he visited the Russian International Boarding School in the town of Bugibba where he gave a concert some years ago. However more interesting was a photo he posted with Maltese […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 23

Robin Stjernberg gains weight in new music video

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Robin Stjernberg, the Swedish representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is set to release a brand new video next week for his single “Body Language”. A teaser video is available on YouTube prior to its official release on VEVO on August 29. The video was filmed with Stjernberg in Los Angeles. […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM August 23

Eurostars accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (part 3)

One more day of unstoppable Eurovision stars accepting he ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this post we see Eurostars like Dino Merlin (Bosnia & Herzegovina 1999, 2011), Nina Badric (Croatia 2012), Tanja (Estonia 2014), Olivia Newton John (United Kingdom 1974), Eldar Qasimov (Azerbaijan 2011), Lulu (United Kingdom 1969), Twiins (Slovakia 2011), Kurt Calleja (Malta 2012), […]

PHOTO: KURT PARIS PHOTOGRAPHY August 22

Maltese entry for JESC 2014 revealed

VALLETTA, MALTA – The Maltese song for this year’s Junior Eurovision has been finalised. This is the first time in Malta’s Eurovision history that a Maltese performer will be competing on home ground; consequently, the local anticipation for the song is greater than ever. The song is to be sung entirely in English. It is […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM August 22

More Eurostars join ALS Ice-bucket challenge

More and more #Eurovision stars join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and create their own videos inviting their friends and fellow Eurostars to join them. Malta’s Junior Eurovision 2013 winner Gaia Cauchi, Daniel Testa, Risky Kidd from Greece (2014), Natalie from Cascada (Germany 2013), Severina (Croatia 2006), Can Bonomo (Turkey 2012), Lena (Germany 2010, 2011) […]

MASA VUJADINOVIC &LEJLA VULIC August 21

Maša & Lejla for Montenegro in Malta

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – Montenegro is debuting this year at Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Now state’s broadcaster has revealed that they will be represented by a duo made of two girls – Maša Vujadinović and Lejla Vulić with song Budi dijete na jedan dan (Be a kid for one day). Maša is 14 years old and […]

ANI LORAK August 21

Ani Lorak reacts over political criticism she received

KYIV, UKRAINE – 2008 Ukrainian representative Ani Lorak, who was silent over the past weeks after receiving a lot of criticism about her performances in Russia, decided to write an open letter on Facebook and reply to those who cynically criticised her for her actions. ANI LORAK’s OPEN LETTER I am writing this letter sincerely […]

CONCHITA WURST August 21

Starting to become a bit boring: Karl Lagerfeld shoots Eurovision winner

INDIPENDET.CO.UK REPORTS – Karl Lagerfeld shot a series of portraits for an editorial entitled “The New Normal” featuring Austrian singer Conchita Wurst and pregnant model Ashleigh Good. The legendary creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own label shot the drag queen sensation for CR Fashion Book, the fashion magazine of his friend and former […]

MANGA August 21

TRT to announce decision upon Eurovision participation soon

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Rumours rumours rumours. Turkey is withdrawing again, Turkey is entering Eurovision. This artist will represent Turkey 2015, that singer will go and so on. The usual saga every year with countries like Turkey, Greece and Italy (for those who remember how we, the websites, cover the Eurovision Song Contest). Turkey withdraw after […]

CONCHITA WURST August 21

Ice bucket challenge accepted by Eurostars

Eurovision stars (with a big delay the truth is) joined the ALS Ice Bucket challenge originally started by Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. How does it work? Each challenger invites his friends to do the same video within 24 hours so the donation can take place. Conchita Wurst, Duncan James, Kalomoira, Marco Mengoni and Ruth Lorenzo […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM August 21

Exclusive: Sophia Patsalides’ video interview and gallery

ATHENS, GREECE – Cyprus returns to Junior Eurovision Song Contest and 2014 representative is Sophia Patsalides. Alongside Alex Panayi, she is in Athens recording her song for Malta. Regarding the song, we promise you that what you will listen on November 15th will simply shock you, you would never expect this from an island like […]

PHOTO: WONDERFUL COPENHAGEN August 20

CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen resigns

POLITIKEN / DR.DK REPORT – Following heavy criticism of the tourism organisation Wonderful Copenhagen, particularly after the Eurovision Song Contest in May brought losses to the city of DKK 58 million (€7.78 million), the body’s chief executive Mikkel Metz Mørch is to resign. The event cost around DKK 112 million to stage – three times […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 20

Donata & Cleo multi-nominated at ESKA 2014

WARSAW, POLAND – The Polish representatives at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Donatan & Cleo, have been nominated for several awards at the upcoming ESKA Music Awards in Poland. Donatan & Cleo have received nominations for best hit for “My Word”, best female artist, best artist network, best video for both their Eurovision entry “My […]

LOREEN August 20

Loreen to perform at Eurasian Music Awards 2014

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN – For some years now, the huge central Asia republic of Kazakhstan has tried to join the EBU with the obvious goal of taking part to the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, the attempts have been unsuccessful but the country still has a growing interest in Eurovision. As an example, this year’s Eurasian […]

EUROVISION LIVE CONCERT 2014 August 20

Eurovision Live Concert 2014 underway

SETUBAL, PORTUGAL – Portugal, the country that participated more times at the Eurovision Song Contest without winning will welcome for the 6th time in a row one more edition of Eurovision Live Concert. The concert will take place in Setubal, next September 12th and 13th. Setubal is a nice city on the blue coast, 40 […]

SOURCE: GOOGLE.COM August 20

Official: Portugal returns in Junior Eurovision 2014

LISBON, PORTUGAL – Junior Eurovision’s heart now is beating more than ever in last few years. Beside of Italy and Montenegro, who will debute this year, and Bulgaria, Cyprus and Serbia coming back to the contest, another country will send it’s representative after six years. Portugal is now the next confirmed country, an information which […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM August 19

Armenian representative for Malta on mid September

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The national broadcaster of Armenia is ready to announce the participant for Malta’s 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. On September 14th ARMTV will make special announcement over who’s gonna represent the country in JESC 2014. So far the national broadcaster is examining all options amongst 87 submissions.