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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 …

The 2014 “Expert” Panel – AUSTRIA

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2014 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 7 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Austria: ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ to Copenhagen

In Spetember 2013, Conchita Wurst was announced as the representative of Austria in for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest by national broadcaster, ORF’s internal selection. Conchita had attempted to represent Austria in 2012 and ended 2nd in the Austrian final with the song ‘That’s What I Am’. Today Austria became the 36th country to reveal its song for Copenhagen, the …

Conchita Wurst under attack by Russian Conservatives

Conchita Wurst is not receiving a lot of love from several conservative groups including the All-Russian parenting Group. The singer was internally selected by the Austrian broadcaster to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Russian Ministry for Communications received a petition to ban the broadcast of the Eurovison Song Contest in Russia from …

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