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Europe Celebrates Pride with Conchita

Get ready, Europe: the Queen is on her way! Conchita Wurst, the reigning champion of the Eurovision Song Contest, has been incredibly busy since winning Austria’s second Eurovision title in May. In the past week alone, Pride in London, Stockholm Pride, Amsterdam Pride, Dublin Pride, and Shangay Pride in Madrid have all announced that Conchita will be performing at each …

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 …

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: 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 …

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 …

Conchita Wurst: “Nobody is going to bring me down”

Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for Austria with her song “Rise like a Phoenix”. So next year we all get to travel to beautiful Vienna (or somewhere else) thanks to a superb performance this past Saturday. Prior to this, Olivia from ESC United interviewed Conchita in London and among other things, this is what the Austrian performer …

Live from Copenhagen: Red Carpet Interviews – Part 1

The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark took place yesterday. Between 18:00 and 20:00 the beautiful artists from all 37 participating nations walked down the Red Carpet, so Olivia and Matt from ESC United were able to briefly talk a lot different acts. This is part 1 of our Red Carpet Interview coverage with the …

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