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Conchita Wurst to perform in Sanremo 2015

  Conchita Wurst is busy performing in multiple National Finals this year and now she has added Italy to her itinerary.   The winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is travelling all across the continent to attend National Finals and decided to add an extra stop and perform in the San Remo Festival which is held in Italy. The Sanremo …

ESC 2015: More Tickets Available On Thursday

Today the EBU and ORF announced that the next batch of tickets for the Semi-Finals of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be available to buy on Thursday, at 9am CET. Last month saw the first batch of tickets available, and they sold out within 20 minutes. The third batch of tickets will be available next month. Those wishing to …

2015: Allocation draw completed

The allocation draw for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place in Vienna’s city hall and has just been wrapped up. We now know which countries will perform in which semi final as well as their position in the first or second half of the respective show. Before the draw took place, a delegation from last year’s host city Copenhagen …

2015: Important jobs for Andi Knoll & Kati Bellowitsch

Today the host broadcaster ORF has announced two further additions to the Eurovision 2015 team: Andi Knoll who has been commentating the shows for ORF since 1999 and the Austrian spokesperson since 2011, Kati Bellowitsch. Here’s an overview of what they’ll be involved in until May: 26 January: Insignia ceremony & Allocation draw At 12:00 CET, a delegation from last …

2015: Stage design revealed

  Above you can see the first photos of the Eurovision Song Contest stage 2015. The stage was designed by a team of four people Florian Wieder (The Creative Producer / Production Designer, ESC 2011, 2012), Al Gurdon (ESC 2009, 2010), Kurt Pongratz (Director and live event specialist). “The stage of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest consists of 1288 individual …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Udo Jürgens dies, aged 80

Austria’s first winner Udo Jürgens has died aged 80. The artist was the only Austrian contestant to win the Eurovision Song Contest until earlier this year and took part a record three times in a row for the country between 1964 and 1966. “Merci, Cherie” brought the contest to Vienna for the first time in 1967. The news was broken …

2015: Female power for Vienna

Now it’s official: ORF has just announced that Alice Tumler, Mirjam Weichselbraun, Arabella Kiesbauer and Conchita Wurst will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Previously we reported about the first two having already been chosen and Conchita Wurst hosting the green room – Arabella Kiesbauer is a surprising addition though. Alice Tumler is relatively new to the ORF family – …

Major Eurovision 2015 news over the weekend?

Eurovision’s executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand has fuelled speculation of important news at the weekend with his latest tweet. The Norwegian suggests that there will be important details regarding the upcoming contest in Vienna to be released before and after the weekend. However, he has not revealed the nature of the news, whether it’ll be the announcement of the hosts, …

Euro Club 2015 in a beer brewery

The location for the Euro Club 2015 has been chosen – and it’s quite an interesting one. The Ottakringer Brauerei is the last remaining beer brewery in Vienna which established itself in the Viennese party scene in the last few years. Some of the brewery’s abandoned production halls have been turned into an event location for clubbings and concerts. The Euro Club will welcome 1,700 …

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