Montenegro: ENISA was in talks with the Dream Team for Eurovision 2023!

As you were exclusively informed by Eurovisionfun yesterday afternoon, the Public Television of Montenegro (RTCG) confirmed its decision to withdraw from Eurovision 2023.

In fact, RTCG, in its official announcement, states that economic reasons were the ones that dictated this decision. This is not the first time that the small Balkan country will be absent from Eurovision. In 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021 for similar reasons it was decided not to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest.

But who would be the representative of the country, if the country had been able to financially support its participation and to compete in Liverpool?

ENISA would have been the country’s representative in Liverpool

With a comment on her Twitter account, replying about her country’s withdrawal from the competition, the singer ENISA revealed that she was asked to be the representative of Montenegro in the upcoming Eurovision, but unfortunately there was no financial support to make this possible.

ENISA, a Montenegrin Albanian, is not unknown to fans, as this year she represented New York in the American Song Contest, while many have wished to one day see her compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Who was ENISA in talks with to participate in Eurovision 2023?

According to our exclusive information, ENISA and her team had already been in discussions since summer 2022 with the Dream Team (Dimitris Kontopoulos, Fokas Evangelinos, Ilias Kokotos), in order to collaborate in the representation of Montenegro at Eurovision 2023, with a very strong track.

It’s no surprise that so many artists want to collaborate with the Dream Team, taking into account their multiple successes in the contest and their excellent relations with all the artists they have worked with.

ENISA’s hope to be in Eurovision 2023 may have been dashed, but she nevertheless declares that she is ready to represent either Montenegro or Albania, whenever she is asked.

Would you like to see ENISA at Eurovision? Tell us in the comments below! Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments!

Greece: Leon of Athens’ proposal for Eurovision 2023 in collaboration with Dream Team | EXCLUSIVE

You were already informed – for months now – through Eurovsionfun that Leon of Athens is about to sumbit a proposal to ERT for Eurovision 2023. However, today we are going to reveal one more hint that will bring his candidacy at the center of attention even more.

According to our exclusive information, both the artist and people from the recording label COBALT, have come into contact with the very well known and successful team in the contest – Dream Team (Fokas Evangelinos, Ilias Kokotos, Dimitris Kontopoulos) – in order to take over the project together, if the proposal they submit to ERT gets selected.

This practically means that Fokas Evangelinos will take over the direction, Ilias Kokotos will be in charge of general management for the project and Dimitris Kontopoulos will most probably be involved in the final production of the song and be resposible for the sound engineering during rehearsals, just as it happened with Amanda earlier this year.

We remind you that the song Leon of Athens is going to submit has already been written during his stay in London at the end of August. It is expected to be at Leon’s usual style. So far, he hasn’t sumbitted his proposal to ERT, but this is going to happen in the following days until October 9th, the deadline for song submissions.

Dream Team has collaborated with COBALT last year too, because they would have taken over Good Job Nicky if he was selected by ERT. Last year, both MINOS and PANIK had adressed a similar suggestion to Dream Team for taking over their artists.

It remains to be seen how many proposals Dream Team is involved into in this year’s greek participation selection process.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Greek delegation is ready for Turin | All the latest information!

The Greek delegation for Eurovision 2022 is all set. All pending issues have been resolved and now the team is ready to present what they have been preparing for months on the stage of Pala Olimpico.

Fokas Evagelinos and Celia Kritharioti full of surprises

According to our exclusive information, the rehearsals with Fokas Evagelinos have been completed. The experienced director has prepared for this year’s competition something completely different from his previous works, something he is really proud of. Fokas Evagelinos has built the three-minute stage version of Die Together second by second. Amanda, as we were informed, cooperated very well and responded perfectly to the role that Fokas Evagelinos created for her.

The leds that we will see in the Greek performance, were completed the previous days by a foreign company and impressed the Greek artistic team, since they 100% “match” with the song, but also with the idea of the stage presentation.

What Fokas Evagelinos has prepared this year for the stage of the competition, does not aim to impress the viewer at any point during the three minutes of the performance, but to keep everyone’s eyes fixed on the whole duration of the performance of Die Together. To make sure the viewer is left with a feeling of being impressed by the whole thing and not by an estanée.

What we can also reveal you is that what Amanda will be called upon to accomplish, especially in the first part of the song, is something that is not easy at all. But Fokas Evagelinos, having proven that he can bring out the strong side of any artist (experienced or inexperienced), has built with Amanda a special performance that will move and impress the viewers. Amanda herself will play a central role in the presentation, but so will also the leds, camera-work and various surprises on stage.

The outfit chosen by Fokas Evagelinos together with Celia Khritharioti, is a shade of white, but with a fabric that makes it special and is used for the first time in the competition. It is Amanda’s style, of course, but it is also perfectly suited for Eurovision and the idea of the Greek stage presentation.

Optimism for the final result from ERT and the Dream Team

The production team and ERT are completely satisfied with the whole preparation. They are confident both for Amanda’s vocal prowess (this was also proven in the live on tape), but also for what Fokas has prepared for the stage of the competition. For the first time since 2009, Greece arrives at the rehearsals being 7th in the odds, which makes all those involved in the participation happy, believing that they will be in the top 10 of the scoreboard for the second consecutive year. The goal of course always remains the best possible outcome – and as they say, “the higher the better”!

Having avoided all the promo parties, the Greek delegation hopes to impress on the stage of the competition and steal the show. It is also known that the Dream Team keeps its cards close to its chest until the end. This is exactly the same tactics they are following this year.

With a different approach from Fokas Evagelinos, but also with Amanda as we have probably never seen before, the Greek delegation is now packing its bags for Turin, and the first rehearsal on Sunday 1 May!

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest news regarding the Greek participation in Eurovision 2022!

Russia: Slavia Simonova would represent the country at Eurovision 2022!

Now we can reveal it, after yesterday’s interview of Artur Gasparyan a well-known journalist in Russia, that 18-year-old Slavia Simonova would represent the country at Eurovision 2022!

As early as February 13, we had informed you with our Tweet that Russia this year would probably be represented by an artist who was not among the artists who had been heard in the previous period.

Russia 1 was chosen by 18-year-old Slavia Simonova, the winner of a talent show on the channel, a singer mainly of jazz music and with a vision problem.

Dream Team was opposed to this choice, which as it is known proposed Klava Koka, but also another male artist that unfortunately we can not reveal. The decision for Slavia Simonova was made several days before the Russian invasion and the reason for the delay in its announcement was that until the end there were negotiations with the Dream Team in order for Russia 1 to work with them this year as well. However, the fact that the Dream Team considered that the selection of Slavia would not bring the desired result, insisting until the end on its other two proposals, led the team to the decision not to cooperate with Russia this year.

It is worth noting that the song with which Yaroslava Simonova would represent Russia at Eurovision 2022, was her own composition and was ready. In fact, very soon we would have had the official announcements.

We remind you that Russia will not participate in Eurovision 2022 after a relevant decision of the EBU, due to the invasion of Ukraine. We are now waiting with interest for Russia’s reaction to this decision.

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Russia: Three artists for the final selection | Dream Team’s participation is in doubt | EXCLUSIVE

This year’s entry of Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest will literally be announced in the last minute. The country’s public television, even at the time of writing, has not yet reached the song, nor the artist, who will represent Russia in Turin, with three names remaining on the table.

Three artists are still in the crisis of the Russian public television, Russia 1, for the representation of the country in Eurovision 2022. Although we are in the last ten days of February, Russia 1 has not made its final decisions.

Today 22/2, the Dream Team had another meeting for this purpose, with the management of the Russian public television, to discuss these three names. Two of them are women and one is a male artist.

According to our exclusive information, the Dream Team would undertake the difficult task of this year’s Russian representation in the competition (judging by the general political developments), in case one of the two artists they have proposed to Russia 1 for several months was selected. However, if the third artist on this list is finally selected, then the possibility that Dream Team will not represent Russia this year is the most probable.

The final decision as mentioned above has not been made, although it is expected to be finalized in the next 24 hours. Of course, due to time pressure, the song will be released at the end of the deadline, ie on the weekend of March 12-13.

We are waiting with interest for the final decisions of the Russian public television, on which, of course, the decisions of the Dream Team will depend. The only thing that is certain is that Russia will normally take part in Eurovision 2022, regardless of political developments.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Russian participation in Eurovision 2022!

Россия: Dream Team в Москве перед окончательным выбором!

Дрим Тим (Димитрис Контопулос и Илиас Кокотос) находится в Москве, судя по их аккаунтам в социальных сетях. Эта поездка в российскую столицу является ключевой в связи с представлением страны на Евровидении 2022.

Не секрет, что каждый второй год, когда Россия 1 берет на себя участие России в конкурсе, канал сотрудничает с Dream Team, что на самом деле приносит им много хороших результатов до сих пор. Также не секрет, что одним из имен, с которыми Dream Team хотела бы сотрудничать на Евровидении 2022, является суперзвезда Клава Кока. На самом деле, певица была в Афинах несколько месяцев назад и в студии Димитриса Контопулоса, вероятно, записала потенциальную песню для конкурса.

Конечно, ничего не следует принимать на веру, так как если артист, которого выбрала Россия 1, не удовлетворит Dream Team в качестве выбора, то совсем не исключено, что они в конечном итоге не поедут на конкурс от страны.

Пока неясно, какими будут решения как российского общественного телевидения, так и Dream Team. Однако пришло время окончательного решения!

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Russia: Dream Team is in Moscow in view of the final choice for the country’s representation!

The Dream Team (Dimitris Kontopoulos and Ilias Kokotos) is in Moscow, as we see through their social network accounts. This trip to the Russian capital is the most important one, in relation to the representation of the country in Eurovision 2022.

It is no secret that every second year, when channel Russia 1 undertakes the participation of Russia in the competition, the channel cooperates with the Dream Team, which in fact has brought them a lot of good results so far. It is also no secret that one of the names with which the Dream Team would like to collaborate for Eurovision 2022 is the superstar Klava Koka. In fact, Klava Koka was in Athens a few months ago, recording in the studio of Dimitris Kontopoulos, probably a potential song for the competition.

Of course, nothing should be taken for granted, since if the artist who Russia 1 has chosen does not satisfy the Dream Team as a choice, then it is not at all unlikely that they will eventually not be chosen for this year’s Russian participation.

It remains to be seen what the decisions of both the Russian public television and the Dream Team will be. The time for the final decision in Russia has arrived!

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Armenia: Dream Team did not finally submit a song for Eurovision 2022!

Yesterday (31/1), the deadline for submitting entries to the public television of Armenia, by the artists who participated in the closed selection for Eurovision 2022, ended. Despite what was rumored in the previous period, the Dream Team did not submit a song.

The winner of last year’s New Wave Festival, Saro Gevorgyan, had traveled to Moscow the previous days to meet Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov. Naturally, everyone assumed that the song that Saro would submit to the internal process of Armenia, would be with the signature of Dream Team. However, according to our exclusive information, Dream Team’s decision was not to submit a song, which means that the song submitted by Saro has another composer.

We remind you that the three artists claiming to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2022, apart from the shocking unexpected, are Saro Gevorgyan, Kamil and Athena Manukyan.

The decision on the name of the artist who will represent the country in Turin is expected quite soon, maybe before February 10.

Armenia participates in the Second Half of the First Semifinal of Eurovision 2022, hoping to be in the final for the first time after 2017!

Which artist would you like to see represent Armenia in Eurovision 2022?

Дрим Тим: Все о подготовке команды к конкурсу в Турине!

Димитрис Контопулос сегодня уже в Москве вместе с Илиасом Кокотосом. Там они, конечно же, встретятся с Филиппом Киркоровым и проведут много времени в студии, доделывая или готовя заявки, которые будут представлены на Евровидении в этом году.


Как уже неоднократно заявлял Филипп Киркоров, Dream Team будет представлять Россию на предстоящем конкурсе. Общественное российское телевидение пока хранит молчание о своих намерениях, однако эта поездка не может не иметь отношения к подготовке страны к Евровидению.

Уже ходят слухи о различных именах, среди которых присутствуют такие артисты, как Клава Кока и Александр Панайотов. Eurovisionfun стало известно, что Dream Team отправила более одной песни каналу “Россия 1” и сейчас ожидает ответа от них.

В России, где сегодня празднуется Рождество, любят объявлять все в последнюю минуту. Напоминаем, что в прошлом году буквально в пять часов было объявлено о проведении национального финала, без участия Little Big, о чем вы впервые прочитали на Eurovisionfun.

Пока ожидается окончательная запись этих песен. Все начнет двигаться вперед, как только будет сделано официальное объявление.


Саро Геворкян, который находится на пике своей карьеры, является одним из фаворитов, чтобы представить Армению на масштабном песенном конкурсе. Недавно он стал победителем “Новой волны”, где удивил членов жюри вокальными способностями.


Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.


Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Saro (@sarogevorgyan)

Общественное телевидение Армении после недавней победы на Детском Евровидении еще ничего не объявило, однако по слухам из Еревана, страна проведет внутренний отбор, аналогичный тому, что было у ERT.

Согласно информации на нашем сайте, ожидается встреча Саро в Москве с Филиппом Киркоровым, Димитрисом Контопулосом и Элиасом Кокотосом для работы над песней, с которой молодой артист будет претендовать на то, чтобы представить Армению в Турине.


Димитрис Контопулос любит делать окончательное сведение(микширование) песен в одной из лучших студий звукозаписи в Москве, VI Sound Studios, при содействии Андрея Коноплева.

Учитывая тот факт, что Аманда скоро поедет в Грецию для съемок видеоклипа, можно утверждать, что окончательный микс песни Греции возможно состоится именно в VI Sound Studios.

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Junior Eurovision 2021: Dream Team in Paris with the Russian delegation!

The Dream Team (Dimitris Kontopoulos, Elias Kokotos and Philipp Kirkorov) is in Paris with the Russian delegation, in order to support Tanya and help her bring the third victory for her country, in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Junior Eurovision 2021 takes place on Sunday and today the rehearsals of the 19 participants begin. Russia participates with the song Mon Ami and appears in seventh place. The song has won the impressions and is considered one of the favorites to win the competition. According to our information, the Dream Team has edited Tanya’s entire appearance and that was one of the reasons for the recent trips of Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elias Kokotos to Moscow.

This is the first time that the Dream Team is so actively (obviously at least) involved with Junior Eurovision and it comes at a time when everything shows that it will take over the participation of Russia in the senior Eurovision.

According to our information, we will see a very impressive act on stage by Tanya, transferring the colorful video clip of Mon Ami to the stage of La Seine Musicale in Paris.

Junior Eurovision 2021 will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 16.00 cet and you can watch it through the official YouTube channel of the contest!