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Eurovision 2017 First Ten: Meet them and have a say!

EDITORIAL – The first ten acts for Eurovision 2017 have been chosen. Ten countries already decided their participants. Let’s meet them and let’s have our annual First Ten Poll in which you are called to vote for the top three artists with whom you are already excited. It has nothing to do with winning Eurovision 2017 but it’s all about your excitement. Therefore, meet them and vote for them! ALBANIA Lindita Halimi recently won the annual music festival of Albania. She ... | read the full story here

December 30, 2016 12:40 am // 0 Comments

Can someone explain to me what Yakovlev’s “WTF” really means?

EDITORIAL – Sometimes (it’s no secret) I feel I am the only one moaning in the Eurovision world and you all know how bitchy I am many many times with everyone: artists, broadcasters, European Broadcasting Union. But this time someone surpassed me big time. Former EBU Executive Supervisor of Junior Eurovision Song Contest commented Sunday’s Junior Eurovision Broadcast with the phrase: “WTF did you do with this event?” But what exactly do u mean Mr Yakovlev? With the ... | read the full story here

November 25, 2016 5:19 pm // 0 Comments

The JESC Jet Lag and how kids saved the event this time!

CHANGE OF DATE & TIME The definition of Jet Lag: Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis and rarely as circadian dysrhythmia, is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body’s circadian rhythms resulting from rapid long-distance trans-meridian (east–west or west–east) travel on high-speed aircraft. For example, someone travelling from New York to London feels as if the time were five hours earlier than local time. Jet lag was previously classified ... | read the full story here

November 22, 2016 6:31 am // 0 Comments

Five Eurostars we wanna see in #MelFest 2017

EDITORIAL – With 2017 not only being the 15th anniversary of the Swedish selection format change to Melodifestivalen but it will also be my 10th year attending the final. Over the years, I have wanted and waited for some of my favourite Swedish artists to perform and grace the stage in my presence. Many of my wishes have been granted but unfortunately some haven’t. I have compiled my top 5 wishes for the 2017 contest which include artists I’ve seen and some I haven’t. ... | read the full story here

November 4, 2016 7:21 pm // 1 Comment

Team’s favourite Junior Eurovision entries ever

EDITORIAL – November is the month when Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place and on November 20th we will get to know which country will be crowned as the winner in the Maltese edition of the show in Valletta. In this editorial our team had a throwback and decided their favourite Junior Eurovision entries ever. Fotis from Greece: Georgia 2010 Victor from Spain: Spain 2005 Olivier from France: Belgium 2009 Fred from UK: The Netherlands 2009 Morten from Denmark: Sweden ... | read the full story here

November 1, 2016 7:51 am // 0 Comments

How to celebrate Halloween with Eurovision music

Halloween, or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. It is widely believed that ... | read the full story here

October 29, 2016 10:25 am // 0 Comments

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

Six hotties we wanna see on the Eurovision stage

Moldova: Pasha Parfeny Born in Orhei, Moldavian SSR, Parfeny had been surrounded by music from a young age. His mother was a piano teacher at the local music school, while his father was a singer and a guitarist. While in Orhei, he studied piano from a young age, and in 2002 enrolled at Tiraspol Music College, where he gained more vocal experience. In 2006, Parfeny continued his musical studies at the State Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts. In 2010, Parfeny again entered the Moldovan ... | read the full story here

October 19, 2016 4:05 am // 0 Comments

Team’s favourite Eurovision Divas

EDITORIAL – Throughout the years, Eurovision stage has welcomed various female singers who are considered divas or ultimate personalities worshiped like goddesses. In this post the team of oikotimes.com selected their beloved singers who’s presence on stage were worshiped. Fotis from Greece Paloma San Basilio, 1985 She was awarded a Latin Grammy Award for lifetime excellence in Spanish music. She was born in Madrid, and at the age of six months the family moved to Seville, where she ... | read the full story here

October 12, 2016 4:41 pm // 0 Comments

Team’s favourite hot, sexy and slutty female performances in Eurovision ever

EDITORIAL – No, it’s not PornHub calling, it’s our inner quest once again on a Eurovision topic this week. Let’s take a look of how the oikotimes team is seeing the hot topic of sexy/hot and why not slutty female performances in the Eurovision Song Contest. As you may noticed we are not only discussing which is the most naked female participant on stage but we also made the choice based on sensualism and sparkling “diva” effect. Here’s is what we think ... | read the full story here

September 28, 2016 1:14 am // 0 Comments