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23
August
2017

Debut single for former JESC participant, Sophia Patsalides

CYPRUS – Sophia Patsalidou, known professionally as Sophia Patsalides (Greek: Σοφία Πατσαλίδου), is a Greek Cypriot teen singer. She represented her nation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her song “I pio omorfi mera” (The most wonderful day). Patsalides was born on 16 December 2000 in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. She is currently a student at The English School of Nicosia. Patsalides has been interested in music since she was little, but started singing when she was 3. She grew up listening to pop music, such as Beyoncé. On 21 July 2014, Sophia Patsalides was internally selected to represent Cyprus at the 12th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. She was the fifth to perform on the evening with her song I pio omorfi mera. Following the final, she said that she would “love” to participate in the adult Eurovision for Cyprus.

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19
August
2017

Exclusive photo impression from Alexander Rybak’s visit in Athens

Exclusive photo impression from Alexander Rybak’s visit in Athens
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com
photo: Fotis Konstantopoulos / www.oikotimes.com

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15
August
2017

Eurovision footage included in Isaiah’s latest video clip for “Streets of Gold”

AUSTRALIA – Former Eurovision finalist Isaiah Firebrace has dropped a new video clip to his latest single Streets of Gold, and wants fans to know it’s just a taste of things to come. The 17-year-old took home the X-Factor crown in 2016 before taking Australia to ninth place at this year’s Eurovision song contest. But the popstar has now confirmed he’s taking a step back from TV appearances to knuckle down on his second studio album. Despite only coming out just over a week ago, Streets of Gold has raked up more than 1 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music. Firebrace told Fairfax Media the response has encouraged him to keep working on his own original tracks, whether it be mellow pop songs or something more upbeat.

“It’s really encouraging,” he said. “It’s more personal [than my previous work]. But when I’m writing music, I can write songs about personal experiences or sometimes just a song for fun. So some of the music coming out soon will definitely be more fun and different to Streets of Gold.”

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14
August
2017

Eurovision 2018: the latest confirmed countries

PORTUGAL – The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place for the first time in Portugal, at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, following the country’s first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev with the song “Amar pelos dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral. The contest will consist of two semi-finals and a final scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May 2018.

Russia is expected to return after withdrawing from the 2017 edition, following the ban of their representative Yulia Samoylova from entering Ukraine. As of 14 August 2017, twenty seven countries have confirmed their intention to participate in the contest after the official announcements from Serbia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

In the meantime Bosnia and Herzegovina is unlikely to participate once again due to financial reasons. Mystery remains the participation of Israel, despite their announcement for auditions for the talent show Next Star through which the country usually selects its representative.

Recently there were information about the RTP plans for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest which you can read below

Eurovision 2018: first information about budget, tickets, EuroVillage, Euroclub and more…

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09
August
2017

Iceland 2018: Söngvakeppnin final set for March 3rd

ICELAND – It seems that Iceland confirmed their participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and the national broadcaster seems to have given a date for it. There seems to be two semi finals on February 17th and 24th respectively and a final of Söngvakeppnin on March 3rd.

Iceland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 30 times since its debut in 1986, missing only two contests since then, in 1998 and 2002, when prevented from competing due to finishing outside qualification places the preceding years. The country’s best result is two second-place finishes, with Selma in 1999 and Yohanna in 2009.

Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Iceland has failed to qualify for the final six times, including for the last three years (2015–17). As of 2017, Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

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