Articles by Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)

About Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) (1991 Articles)
This passion begins in 1984, in 1996 I established oikotimes as a printed pamphlet and in 2001 as a website turned eventually into Eurovision. The best thing happened is that I got to know some great friends.

Sweden 2017: Christopher Martland Ristic, Johan Gunterberg, Tor Wallin, DJ-HUNK are the candy eye of the year

SWEDEN – Christopher Martland Ristic, Johan Gunterberg, Tor Wallin, DJ-HUNK will be the candy eye of this year’s Melodifestivalen for sure. De Vet Du (literally “You Know It” in Swedish) is a Swedish music group formed in 2010 mixing humor and sarcasm in their music. De Vet Du, or at times De vet du started in Lidingö, a suburb of Stockholm by three friends Christopher Martland, Johan Gunterberg, Tor Wallin, and the so-called “DJ Hunk”. They are signed to ... | read the full story here

December 3, 2016 4:48 pm // 0 Comments

JESC 2016: EBU reports 4-year-record in TV ratings

SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union despite the reports for some of the participating countries delivering lower than last year TV rates, released a report for the overall TV ratings of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest describing them as a record of viewership since 2012. Here are the highlights of the report Junior Eurovision 2016 reached an audience of 3.9 million views across 14 markets It was the first time the show moved from Saturday prime time to Sunday afternoon ... | read the full story here

December 2, 2016 7:34 pm // 1 Comment

Let’s have a round up of the latest Eurovision news around the globe

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – Recently the national broadcaster of FYR Macedonia announced the 23 year old Jana Burčeska, as the 2017 Eurovision representative of the country. Now MRT is calling for songs. The submissions should have a demo version of the song meeting all the EBU rules and can be submitted to the FYR Macedonia’s Head of Delegation e-mail at by December 25th. ITALY – Italian national broadcaster revealed the 8 participants for ... | read the full story here

December 2, 2016 4:28 pm // 0 Comments

JESC 2016: how our Australian and Belgium friends reacted to the show

MALTA – On November 20 (with great timezone differences) we asked our friends from Belgium and Australia to film their reactions while watching the show. The new trend established in the Stockholm Eurovision Song Contest edition inspired us too to have our own “Google Box”. Well this time only two pairs accepted our invitation as there was no real interest to watch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Here is the ... | read the full story here

December 1, 2016 3:45 pm // 0 Comments

The YOLO moment of the day: Deputy Mayor of Kyiv wonders why facts are distorted

UKRAINE – Deputy Mayor of Kyiv Oleksiy Reznikov said that facts are been distorted and this is why all media contact him whether Kyiv will host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Well Mr Reznikov this is happening because you don’t have a press officer (neither you or NTU) to send the proper press clarifications to the international media. Eurovision 2017 will take place in Kyiv no matter what despite what yesterday NTU Acting Director General said. Well Ukrainian politicians have to ... | read the full story here

November 28, 2016 5:08 pm // 0 Comments

Greece 2017: Giorgina & Kon Cept propose this entry for Kyiv

GREECE – While the Greek national broadcaster is trying to decide the country’s participation to Kyiv’s Eurovision Song Contest, a familiar name from the 2013 Greek national final, Giorgina Karachaliou and DJ Kon Cept presented online their song for Kyiv. The runner up of the 2013 Greek national final presented recently on YouTube her brand new single “Non Stop” in collaboration with the Greek DJ which is more than 3 minutes though and full in English lyrics. A ... | read the full story here

November 27, 2016 6:54 pm // 0 Comments

What about a nice Spotify medley by Margaret Berger?

NORWAY – While some keep hatred on the web, I think it’s time to focus back to music. The Norwegian representative in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest offers us a medley of popular and best loved songs through Spotify. Margaret Berger represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, finishing in fourth place with the song “I Feed You My Love”. MARGARET SAYS Here is a bunch of my most loved, popular and best songs through my 12 years as an artist! ... | read the full story here

November 26, 2016 4:13 pm // 0 Comments

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