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UPDATE: Host city expected to be announced by August

ORF, Austria’s national broadcaster and host of Eurovision 2015, has officially confirmed that the host city for the contest will be announced by August 2014, considerably earlier in the year than DR’s announcement of B&W Hallerne in September 2013. As previously reported by ESC United, three cities are in contention for hosting Europe’s favourite television show; Graz (Stadthalle Graz), Innsbruck …

Monaco will NOT return in 2015

This doesn’t come as a surprise but TMC announced today that Monaco will not return to Eurovision, at least not in 2015. Monaco last participation was in 2006 when Severine Ferrrer failed to qualify for the Finals with her “Coco Dance”. With a population of around 36, 000 it is one of the smallest countries in Europe and the Monegasque …

2015: Vienna, Graz or Innsbruck?

According to the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, three cities have been shortlisted for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Last week ORF announced that bids from 12 different venues had been received. Now it seems that the three cities still in contention for hosting the huge event next year are Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck. While Vienna (with its Wiener Stadthalle and other …

2015: What do we know so far?

Although the Eurovision Song Contest only wrapped up for this year around a month ago, preparations for the next contest in Austria are already in full swing. But what do we know about the 2015 edition so far? ORF have chosen their creative team already, which includes an Oscar winning director. 6 cities are currently in the running to host …

2015: ORF nominates creative team

The preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 are already running at full blast. As previously reported, the Austrian broadcaster ORF set up the core team which, among others, includes the executive producer and the technical manager. Today it was announced that ORF nominated a team of professionals which is responsible for contributing to the creative aspects of the show. …

2015: 12 venues in the running

Yesterday the deadline for venues all over Austria to submit an official bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 ended. The public broadcaster ORF announced the 12 candidates (5 in the capital Vienna) that have expressed their interest – and there are quite some surprising ones! Let’s take a closer look at the submissions! Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle The …

Russia: Channel 1 Confirm Participation and Selection Process

After weeks of speculation as to whether Russia will have a representative in Austria next May, due to political intervention and many people stating that they should not participate due to Conchita Wurst winning the 2014 Contest last month. The national broadcaster of Russia have announced that they will be present in Austria next may and the singer will likely …

San Marino: No Decision Made

On the 10th of May 2014 San Marino participated in the Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the small countries Eurovision history, although many many rumours have been flying around as to who will represent San Marino in Austria in 2015, and some have claimed that SMTV (San Marino National Broadcaster) have selected an …

2015: Meet The Organisers

Less than twelve months before the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is to be held, the team of organisers have been formed and announced during a meeting in Vienna when the EBU met with ORF (the Austrian National Broadcaster). The team who will be in control of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest are: Edgar Böhm, Head of Entertainment at ORF, will …

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