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Articles by Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)

Australia 2017: Echuca-Moama pop star Isaiah Firebrace spills on his stage plans

AUSTRALIA – He is about to perform in front of a 200-million-strong television audience but the biggest concern Isaiah Firebrace has ahead of Eurovision is getting enough sleep. Fresh off his supporting role on Jessica Mauboy’s national tour, Isaiah was spending his last few days before flying out in Melbourne resting. “I am a big sleeper. When I sleep in, I sleep in, quite later into the afternoon,” he said, hoping he would find time for enough shuteye while taking on the world’s ... | read the full story here

April 24, 2017 1:04 pm // 0 Comments

Poll shows most Russians support cancellation of Eurovision broadcast

TASS.COM REPORTS / RUSSIA – A vast majority of Russians (75%) support Channel One’s decision to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest over Ukraine’s travel ban against Russian entrant Yulia Samoilova, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement on Monday. “Against the background of the travel ban issued by Ukraine against the Russian contestant, as many as 75% of those polled supported Channel One’s decision to cancel the broadcast of ... | read the full story here

April 24, 2017 12:57 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: oikopanel reviews and votes – ranks 22 to 15

EUROPE – The annual oikopanel review and votes for the Eurovision Song Contest participants begins. Today we present you the positions 42 to 33 as voted by the editors and affiliates of oikotimes.com: Fotis Konstantopoulos, Morten Kaiser, Luka Popovic, Jaime Solloso, Victor Cruz Lafuente, Olivier Rocher, Anastasia Bachas, David Hache, Geoff Lozano, Fred Medeiros, Darren Tompsett, Kyirakos Gold and Elias. Let’s see though how our editors feel about the overall participants in ... | read the full story here

April 23, 2017 10:14 am // 1 Comment

April 22: what the bets and polls say for Eurovision 2017

EUROPE – Every year we make an annual post, updated throughout the season (periodically) to present you the latest betting odds for national selections and the Eurovision Song Contest. APRIL 22 BETTING ODDS: In the overall table as given by http://www.oddschecker.com, Italy remains the all time favourite to win the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest followed by Bulgaria which is now clearly the next hot favourite to win the event. Sweden, Portugal and Belgium follow but most of the betting ... | read the full story here

April 22, 2017 10:58 pm // 4 Comments

Amber (Malta 2015) opening act for Bruno Mars concert in Birmingham

MALTA – Amber, most known for her European representation of Malta in 2015, has announced she will be appearing as the chosen pre-show music artist in the United Kingdom at Birmingham’s Barcklay’s Card Arena on April 24th, ahead of Bruno Mars taking to the stage as part of his 24k Magic World Tour. The Maltese warrior, who released her first studio album ‘Redemption’ last year, is set to tour parts of Europe later in the year with her very own headline show, ahead of the ... | read the full story here

April 21, 2017 1:11 am // 1 Comment