PHOTO: LA DAMA FACEBOOM FAN PAGE August 18

Listen / Gallery: new single by La Dama – La Clave

MADRID, SPAIN – La Dama who took part in the 2014 Spanish preselection contest for Eurovision has just released her new single entitled “La Clave” (The Key). The single is a Latin pop number which is looking to transfer itself above the summer period. A video clip will follow in September and La Dama is […]

WILLIAM MANGION August 18

Now that’s a well paid job!

MALTATODAY.COM.MT REPORTS – Eurovision singer William Mangion is being paid €19,582 each year under the contract he has with the government to ‘coordinate the promotion of local bands’. The Ministry for Justice and Culture signed the contract with the singer last year, soon after Labour’s election victory. The ministry said the scale is “an equivalent […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 14

Russia 2015: “The Voice” winner to Vienna

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – After Montenegro and Belarus confirming their participation, Russia is the next national broadcaster confirming participation to Vienna. Channel One officially stopped the rumours about withdrawing from the contest after Conchita and the reactions in the parliament and the government. The broadcaster also confirmed that the winner of “The Voice Russia” will represent […]

CLIFF RICHARDS August 14

Sir Cliff Richard under investigation over sex claim

SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM – Sir Cliff Richard’s Berkshire home is being searched by police investigating allegations of historic sexual abuse. Officers from South Yorkshire Police issued a statement confirming that a property in the Sunningdale area of Berkshire was being searched. The investigation is not believed to be connected with Operation Yewtree, the inquiry […]

PHOTO: GPB.GE August 14

Georgia 2014: Trio Lizi, Sofi and Dea chosen

TBILISI, GEORGIA – Georgian national broadcaster concluded the castings for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest participation and decided that Trio Lizi, Sofi and Dea will represent the country in Malta. The three artists and the team alongside the national broadcaster will work on their song which they will perform in the final on November […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 14

Listen / Gallery: Carl Espen – Holding On

OSLO, NORWAY – This year’s Norwegian Eurovision representative Carl Espen yesterday released the follow-up single to his Eurovision song ‘Silent Storm’. It’s ‘Holding On’. If you liked what came before, then you should well like what’s followed too. It’s another emotional ballad. Although not quite as delicate and haunting as ‘Silent Storm’. That’s probably a […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 13

Ireland 2015: New format for Eurosong

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne looks set to be the new host of Eurosong. RTE bosses are in talks to bring back The Hit next year – and use it as the way of selecting our Eurovision entry. Montrose are understood to want to scrap the Late Late Show selection process after […]

SVENSKTOPPEN NASTA August 12

MF 2015: Svensktoppen Nästa participants announced

The eight finalists of Sweden’s Svensktoppen Nästa contest have been announced yesterday with their songs also released. The winner of the contest will participate in the Swedish Eurovision national selection, Melodifestivalen next year. A total of 130 participants took part in the selection rounds of the contest, hosted by Sweden’s most popular P4 radio station. […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 12

Georgian jury fraud didn’t lead to disqualification

TBILISI, GEORGIA – The problem with the 2014 Eurovision tele voting from Georgia was a big issue amongst the EBU team. The jury voting results skipped during the final as DIGAME got strong indications that there was manipulation of the voting. This could have led to 3 years disqualification of Georgia in the Eurovision Song […]

KRISTA SIEGFRIDS August 11

Krista to headline Czech Eurovision party

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The Finnish representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Krista Siegfrids, will perform in Pilsen in the Czech Republic this September as part of festivities to mark the city’s title of European Capital of Culture in 2015. Krista will perform on September 13 in Pantheon, the largest music club in western […]

CONCHITA WURST August 10

Exclusive / Video: Conchita Wurst performs at Antwerpen Pride 2014

ANTWERP, BELGIUM – The 2014 Pride of Antwerp (Belgium) concludes today with Conchita Wurst performing in the main city square. The team of oikotimes.com has been there in 2013 and once again attend an event in the wonderful city of Antwerp. Conchita Wurst performed tonight her Eurovision winner entry “Rise Like a Phoenix” at the […]

PHOTO: NTU August 10

Video / Gallery: Eldar & Zlata present “Ice & Fire”

KYIV, UKRAINE – During the Junior Eurovision 2014 national final in Ukraine last night, a new song from the winner of Eurovision 2011 Eldar and Ukrainian participant of Eurovision 2013 Zlata Ognevich, presented. “It is noteworthy that for many years of musical career Zlata Ognevich is the first official duo, which will be released as […]

TRIO SYNPHONICK August 10

Ukraine 2014 Decided: Trio Synpho-Nick to Malta (Video)

kYIV, UKRAINE – The winner of the of the Ukrainian National Final is trio Sympho-Nick. So, it will represent Ukraine in Malta on 15 November. As a result of a mixed voting (50%-jury, 50% – televoting) trio Sympho-Nick is a happy owner of the ticket to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The National Final […]

INDILA August 09

Indila says “no” to Eurovision plans

PARIS, FRANCE – For the last 6 months, France has discovered a new phenomenon named Indila. Adila Sedraïa appeared on the French music scene last March with her hugely popular track « Dernière Danse » (Last Dance). Since then, this newcomer has sold an impressive 261,000 copies of her first album “Mini World” and no […]

POLAND 2014 ESC OLA 02 August 08

Polish beauty of Eurovision stunned Kos island

KOS ISLAND, GREECE – Ola gave a very… feminine performance in this year’s Eurovision contest impressing the male audience. Ola has been in Greece and specifically on the island of Kos along with her partner, whereas she does not stop uploading photos of her enjoying the sun and the sea!

DANA INTERNATIONAL August 07

Dana International vows against Europe

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – During a backstage interview with Dutch media and during the Amsterdam Pride 2014, Eurovision 1998 winner Dana International (and 2011 participant) vowed against Europe regarding the Israeli – Gaza crisis. Dana said that “Europe has to shut their mouth. You have killed millions and millions throughout the course of history. Shut […]

AUSTRIA 2013 ESC GENERIC August 07

Austria 2015: National Final for the host country

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Since ORF announced the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest host city and venue, the national broadcaster moved a sep further to announce how the host country entry and singer will be decided: through a national final marathon which will commence in January and will conclude with a final in March. It was in […]

DAVID BISBAL & EMMA MARRONE August 07

Listen: David Bisbal & Emma Marrone team up

POPCOCKER.WORDPRESS.COM REPORTS – Spanish super star David Bisbal has teamed up with Italian superstar Emma Marrone for a brand new upbeat Spanish single which is guaranteed of latin influences. ‘Hombre De Tu Vida’ marks the first international single on which Emma is featured. The Italian singer recently invited Bisbal onto her sold out Limited Edition […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 06

Eurovision 2015: it’s Vienna & Wiener Stadthalle

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION) and the Reference Group, the contest’s governing body on behalf of the participating public broadcasters. HOST CITY “Vienna is the city of music and arts in the heart of Europe. Together we will do everything to assure a successful 60th Eurovision Song […]