Articles by Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)

About Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) (1851 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.

Six assets Belarus could use to win Eurovision!

KAZIMIR THE RUSSIAN DADDY Few people in Minsk don’t know charismatic old man walking around the old city. 69-years old Kazimir surprises and rejoices passers-by with his extraordinary outfits and exclusive canes, likes to be photographed with gawkers. Charisma is a distinguishing feature of the future European club scene artist. He constantly speaks extempore verses. Seven months ago, this legendary man discovered a new role for himself – grandfather Kazimir became a fashionable DJ! He ... | read the full story here

October 23, 2016 12:23 am // 0 Comments

Dead end again from Turkey: TRT denied again!

TURKEY – The fans and the NGO efforts to bring back Turkey in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest ended again without a result. Speaking to Turkish fans, NTU’s Zurab Alasania said it cleary: “Turkey denied again”. Not a surprise for most of us having in mind what’s going on inside Turkey and the TRT objections to the basic EBU rules. The fans, upset at the moment, plunder the internet with raged posts against TRT urging the broadcaster to at least broadcast the live ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 10:10 pm // 0 Comments

Could the fuzz about associate members participation in Eurovision target elsewhere than non European countries?

EBU – The European Broadcasting Union tries to give an end to the speculations about USA, Canada, China and other countries enabled to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest next year. Some sites and fans are considering that associate members can participate if they want to but EBU clarifies that associate members can participate only if they are invited by the Reference Group something that has happened only for Australia so far. Therefore websites delivering titles such as ... | read the full story here

October 21, 2016 9:59 pm // 0 Comments

Cyprus 2017: CyBC presents Hovig for Kyiv (video)

CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster confirmed today the information published first. Hovig Demerjan will represent Cyprus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with a song penned again this year by Thomas G:son from Sweden. The famous Swedish and Melodifestivalen composer will compose again the Cypriot entry just like last year with Minus One, while for sure Cyprus can count on the Armenian votes and diaspora support due to the singer’s descent. 💙💙 ... | read the full story here

October 21, 2016 11:24 am // 0 Comments

Cyprus 2017: Hovig to represent the island of Aphrodite in Kyiv

CYPRUS – After last night’s post on revealing the photo session post of Hovig and today’s publication by Phileleftheros newspaper, the news are confirmed. The team of can officially confirm (through CyBC sources) that the representative of Cyprus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is indeed Hovig. For the Eurofans, the Armenian descent Hovig is known from the 2010 and 2015 national finals of Cyprus. Tomorrow at the press release by CyBC we might ... | read the full story here

October 20, 2016 4:03 pm // 3 Comments

Dami Im releases Fighting For Love

NEWS.CO.AU REPORTS / AUSTRALIA – Gone are the glamorous gowns as Dami Im reboots her look and sound ahead of the release of her post-Eurovision single Fighting For Love. The Sound Of Silence star, who galvanised Australian music fans with her spectacular campaign to come second at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has produced another winning performance with her new dance-pop sound. Im teamed again with the DNA Songs’ Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci who helped her charm Europe ... | read the full story here

October 20, 2016 2:03 pm // 0 Comments

Vatican responds to alleged protest for Eurovision 2017

UKRAINE – Russian media (mostly) reported last week that the vatican is objecting the constructions planned next to the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Greek Catholic Church. Vatican representative in Ukraine responded about this hilarious misreporting. Vatican representative said that there was never officially or not, any involvement of the Papal state to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 for which anyway the organisers in Ukraine laughed a lot when asked by the press. The representative of ... | read the full story here

October 20, 2016 11:42 am // 0 Comments

Cyprus 2017: rumour mill continues after Hovig’s weird post!

CYPRUS – No one really knows who’s the Cypriot representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest most of us estimating Loukas Yiorkas or at least X-Factor 2016 winner Andreas Leontas since the CyBC refers to a male representative. Yesterday a weird Facebook post uploaded online by Hovig, though: Hovig is not unknown to the Eurovision world and the Eurofans. Been of an Armenian descent, the young artist participated in the Cypriot national final in 2010 (3rd) and in 2015 achieving ... | read the full story here

October 19, 2016 7:53 pm // 1 Comment

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