PHOTO: NERIT.GR September 13

NERIT not eligible for Eurovision 2015?

ATHENS, GREECE – Since summer 2014 the Greek national broadcaster announced their interest to participate in Eurovision 2015. Since yesterday the plans are postponed as President and CEO of NERIT resigned due to claims for governmental intervention. Moreover, MAD TV – NERIT contract for outsourcing the national final production hasn’t been signed. But there is […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 13

Listen: Jessy Matador – Zuluminati

PARIS, FRANCE – We all remember the 2010 French entrant, Jessy Matador, and his booty shaking entry “Allez, Ola, Olé” that set fire to the Telenor Arena in Oslo. Since then, Jessy has kept working on his career, and even though we cannot consider him as a star in France (despite his three albums and […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION September 13

Video: Eurostar performances at Positive Energy Day

ATHENS, GREECE – Last night more than 60,000 people attended the 9th annual open air concert of Amita Motion’s Postive Energy Day at OAKA’s Wall of Nations, aired live by MAD TV. Several Eurostas performed during the event: Josephine (Greek NF, 2014), Kostas Martakis (Greek NF, 2008, 2014), Melisses (Greek NF, 2010), Eleni Foureira (Greek […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 13

Video: The Common Linnets – Give Me a Reason

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – In 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, the Dutch entry by the Common Linnets happily surprised everyone with their 2nd place in the final of the show, a song entry that we never thought it could do that well in Eurovision Song Contest. Now, the Eurovision 2014 runner ups released a brand new […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 13

SVT to announce MF 2015 changes tomorrow

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster holds a press conference tomorrow to announce several things for Melodifestivalen 2015 among which some changes in the format of the show, according to Aftonbladet.se. SVT had to challenge the fall of the viewership last year which touched the 800,000 viewers and the issue with the disappointed record labels […]

PHOTO: AMITA MOTION September 12

Gallery: Amita Motion’s Day of Positive Energy 2014

ATHENS, GREECE – Eurovision stars are performing at the OAKA’s Wall of Nations as we speak and MAD TV is streaming the show live here. In the meantime you can see the first photos from the event. Kostas Martakis, Ivi Adamou, Eleni Foureira, Freaky Fortune & Risky Kidd are making the audience frantic while Demy […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 12

Memories from Cyprus National Final 2006 (Gallery)

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Back in 2006 oikotimes.com collaborated with the official sponsor of Eurovision 2006, Cosmote, to bring the best fan coverage of the event. One of our projects was the coverage of the Cypriot national final. During the national selection our representative in Cyprus attended the event at the CyBC studios and made wonderful […]

KATE RYAN September 11

Axel, Sandra, Kate for Special Olympics closing ceremony

ANTWERP, BELGIUM – The guy who was on his very first flight, Axel Hirsoux, also this years Belgian representative will be on stage at the Sportpaleis in Antwerpen with several Eurostars like Sandra Kim (Belgium 1986) and Kate Ryan (Belgium 2006). They will perform on September 20th at the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Eurovision 2015 motto: Building Bridges

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – One more big surprise came from Eurovision Song Contest 2015’s preparations. ORF and EBU announce the slogan of the 60th edition of the show which is “Building Bridges”, a motto resulted after hundred ideas proposed to the host broadcaster. PKP BBDO agency is behind the motto which eventually will be visualised into […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Conchita Wurst to perform at the European Parliament

RAPPLER.COM REPORTS – Transvestite Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels on October 8, the bearded Austrian sensation said Thursday, September 11. European lawmaker Ulrike Lunacek, one of five MEPs from 5 different factions who invited Wurst to perform, said that the hour-long concert was part of […]

PHOTO: CHANNEL4.COM September 11

Alex Salmond to fast-track Scotland Eurovision entry if Yes wins

1CLICKNEWS.COM REPORTS – Alex Salmond plans to fast-track Scotland’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest if the Yes campaign wins. Eurovision organisers have given the green light for Scotland to emerge as an independent rival to the United Kingdom in the competition. In order to join, the new Scottish Broadcasting Service (SBS), which the SNP […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Greek broadcaster President & CEO resign

ATHENS, GREECE – While the deadline for participating in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is set for October 10th by the EBU, Greek national broadcaster sources informed oikotimes.com that they haven’t submit the necessary paperwork yet, a delay caused by the resignation of the NERIT President and CEO resignation today. The two men resigned from […]

PHOTO: IGRE123.COM September 11

Eurostars to attend Slovenska Popevka 2014

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – The upcoming Slovenian song festival “Slovenska Popevka” is set to feature several Eurostars in its lineup this year. Headlining the festival are Darja Švajger and Nuša Derenda, who represented Slovenia at the 1995 and 2001 Eurovision Song Contest respectively. Other Eurostars taking part are Steffy, as well as Rudi Bučar, who have […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Eurovision 2015: 33 confirmed participants so far

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – By October 10th the participating countries interested to enter the 60th Eurovision Song Contest have to submit the official paperwork. So far we have information that 33 countries declared official interest and / or submitted the paperwork for the Vienna Eurovision Song Contest. Albania Austria (Host Country) Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia […]

PHOTO: JUNIOREUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Junior Eurovision: what lies beneath the… lies

On behalf of http://www.oikotimes.com, I would like to make some clarifications about the website’s decision not to cover Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year and further on until some things are clear and fair enough for us. The decision was taken personally by me (Fotis Konstantopoulos) and has nothing to do with the attitude and […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 11

Eurostars nominated in preliminary MTV EMA 2014 phase

GLASGOW (SCOTLAND), UNITED KINGDOM – Once again several Eurovision stars are nominated in regional MTV EMA categories. In the preliminary phase people regionally choose their national artist and then a final voting with the best from those countries will battle for the big award of European Act of the year. Among them we see the […]

LINDA MARTIN September 11

Conchita comes, Linda replaces Johnny

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG – The Eurovision Gala line up has been updated with a new guest and one replacement. It is reported by the organisers that Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst will be the third Eurostar performing on October 25th at Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxembourg. In the meantime Johnny Logan cannot attend the event […]

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Serbia returns in Eurovision 2015

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Serbian broadcaster confirms return in Eurovision Song Contest 2015. RTS that Serbia will participate in Vienna, they did hint it in a news regarding Junior Eurovision. Official confirmation is expected to be released when the name of the Junior representative is revealed.

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Eurostars lined up for Amita Motion Day of Positive Energy 2014

ATHENS, GREECE – For 9th consecutive year Amita Motion is organising the Day of Positive Energy at the OAKA complex in the open area of Wall of Nations. MAD TV will stream the show live and various Eurovision stars will attend and perform in the gig. Somehow we have the feeling that one of them […]