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Eurovision Village: Details announced

Today the host broadcaster ORF has revealed further details regarding the Eurovision Village this year. An extensive Eurovision-related programme will be offered to all fans and citizens of Vienna. As we already know, the location of the Eurovision Village will be Rathausplatz, a large square in front of the town hall in the heart of the city. Edgar Böhm, the …

Stage construction begins today

Today things are getting serious in Vienna: This morning the host broadcaster ORF started occupying the Eurovision arena Wiener Stadthalle. Before any construction work could begin the whole complex had been scanned for anything suspicious by police dogs this morning. For increased security airport scanners have been installed as well. In the afternoon the first technical works in the arena …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – AUSTRIA

The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a wide range in taste. They all bring different skills and …

Austria: The Makemakes win WSFÖ

After three prerecorded shows and a live final, the Austrian national selection Wer singt für Österreich? has come to an end – The Makemakes will represent Austria on home soil with their song I am Yours. In the first round the votes of 10 international juries (Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain & United Kingdom) were combined …

TONIGHT: Austria decides

After three prerecorded shows, the Austrian national selection Wer singt für Österreich? will be concluded in a live final tonight. The 6 remaining acts will strive for the opportunity to represent Austria on home soil. The show starts at 20.15 CET – you’ll be able to watch it on the ORF livestream or on eurovision.tv. These are the six participants …

ViennaSphere on tour!

You have now the chance to win tickets to the ViennaSphere tour! ViennaSphere is an inflatable projection dome that can fit up to 500 people. During March and April the dome will be on tour in 5 different cities around Europe. “An event for invited guests and media is planned at the respective first evening per tour destination. Conchita Wurst …

Austria: 6 final songs chosen

The third heat of Wer singt für Österreich? has just ended. This was the last prerecorded show before the live final next Friday. Today all 6 competing acts presented 2 potential Eurovision entries. The coaches Nazar, Anna F. and The BossHoss then decided which of the 2 songs each artist should compete in the final with. These are the selected songs for …

TONIGHT: 3rd Austrian heat

Tonight the third heat of the Austrian preselection Wer singt für Österreich? will take place. It is also the last prerecorded show before the grand final next week. Tonight we will get to hear the competing songs for the first time – each of the 6 remaining artists will perform 2 songs. The coaches Nazar, Anna F. and The BossHoss …

Austria: 6 qualifiers from the first heat

The first show of the Austrian preselection Wer singt für Österreich has just ended. 16 acts competed for 6 tickets to the remaining three shows. The qualifiers were determined by a 15-member professional jury. One of these 6 acts will get to represent Austria on home ground in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. These are tonight’s qualifiers: Celina Ann Dawa …

Tonight: First show in Austria

  The Austrian preselection Wer singt für Österreich? is finally about to kick off! The first out of four shows will air tonight at 20.15 CET. You’ll be able to stream the show HERE. Tonight 16 acts will compete with songs that won’t end up being their ESC entries in case they win. A 15-member jury will pick 6 qualifiers …

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