Articles by Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)

About Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) (1804 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.

Eurovision 2017 Opening Ceremony location causes dispute

UKRAINE – Ukrainian and Russian media created a big fuzz regarding the opening ceremony location, the St Sophia square. While most of us confused and reported St Sophia as a Cathedral while the truth is that the temple is functioning as a museum, recognised by UNESCO as a historic monument and as a heritage site is not allowed to carry out any religion functions and offends no religious beliefs. Opening Ceremony, usually taking place on the Sunday before the first semi final (therefore ... | read the full story here

September 23, 2016 9:13 am // 0 Comments

The Lara Fabian concert that never took place

GREECE – There was so much anger last night at the Athens OAKA Tennis Square by those who came to see the concert of the famous Belgian singer Lara Fabian. The concert was suppose to start at 21:00 local time but since Tuesday the weather forecast hinted heavy storm in Athens. The first wave of rain came few hours before the show and the production company made everything possible to resolve all technical issues and didn’t cancel the show. With a big delay the doors opened while ... | read the full story here

September 22, 2016 4:17 pm // 0 Comments

Romanian broadcaster applies for Eurovision 2017

ROMANIA – The memories from the Romanian removal from the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest are still fresh and besides who’s right or wrong, the entire European community felt really sad and sorry for the Romanian representative Ovidiu Anton, who – although we all knew he wouldn’t do much in the contest – he was the most unfairly treated in the entire situation. Now Romania gives it another try. TVR general director Irina Radu speaking to regional press said that the ... | read the full story here

September 22, 2016 6:27 am // 0 Comments

Editors’ top five of unfairly eliminated from ESC Finals

EDITORIAL – Every year when the Eurovision Song Contest is over we all sit down and talk about many things about the contest, a discussion that last forever. One of the hot topics we always and until today, we discuss is who deserved to be in the final and who didn’t. I asked my team members to give me their top eliminated from the Final songs in the contest since the semi finals introduced. Here are the answers, accompanied by information about each song. Watch hem again and ... | read the full story here

September 21, 2016 5:25 am // 0 Comments

Annet Artani speaks about cancer, depression and the divorce

USA – During a Skype interview the 2006 Cypriot representative, Greek American singer Annet Artani spoke to EPSILON TV about her baby and the difficulties in her life. In the video which is in Greek, she spoke about what happened after the birth of her baby son, the depression she got into which led to her husband freaking out and abandoning her although he knew she was diagnosed with cancer. While he didn’t even bother to attend her surgery session to support her, the lack of ... | read the full story here

September 21, 2016 12:52 am // 0 Comments

Things you should know about Malta

MALTA – With a population near 426,000, the island of Malta, also known as Island of the Knights has more than 1,6 million tourists per year. Here are some interesting facts you need to know, if you visit the island, especially now that the country will host for the second time the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (and you should visit) Average temperatures: 23º C (daytime, annual). Lowest average temperature: 12º C (January daily average). Highest average temperature: 27º C (August ... | read the full story here

September 20, 2016 12:14 pm // 0 Comments

JESC 2016: two months left for the final night, but we have lots of questions!

MALTA – In exactly two months the 14th edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the – unanimously recognised – amazing island of Malta. One and a half month though is remaining for the delegations, fans and press / media representatives to land in Valletta and we are still in complete darkness regarding the preparations and therefore lot of people are reluctant to even book their trip to the island. One and a half month before the arrival of the ... | read the full story here

September 19, 2016 6:23 pm // 0 Comments

JESC 2016: on October 15th we will know the Polish representative

POLAND – While we are all excited with Poland returning in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Polish national broadcaster is expected to air a special report about their national selection around 18:00 CET according to our colleagues at What is the procedure for the Polish national selection? On September 20th submissions due and on October 1st a preliminary jury will hear the songs and decide the qualifiers for the shows. Yes, there will be a round of ... | read the full story here

September 18, 2016 11:27 am // 1 Comment

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