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2015: What Vienna is planning

Earlier today, Vienna’s city councillor Christian Oxonitsch held a press conference about the Eurovision Song Contest in May. He presented the budget that Vienna will contribute to the contest and outlined plans regarding side events. Budget It was announced that the city of Vienna is planning to spend almost 12 million euros on the event. Here’s a detailed list of things they …

2015: First details revealed

A few hours ago the Austrian broadcaster ORF announced that the 60th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Vienna. Despite Innsbruck being more financially generous, the capital managed to score with a more convincing overall concept. Host duo already decided? Today (Thursday) at 11:00, ORF will hold an official press conference regarding further details and financial aspects of the …

Update: What’s Conchita been up to?

Life continues to be a whirlwind for Austria’s latest star Conchita Wurst, and the interviews and press adoration show no signs of slowing down yet. So what has the Eurovision champion been up to recently? Well, as you’d expect, every media outlet wants to interview the star and follow her next steps. She’s currently writing songs for her debut album …

2015: Final to take place on 23 May!

In an interview with the newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten, the general director of the Austrian broadcaster ORF Alexander Wrabetz revealed that the dates for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest have already been decided on – therefore the grand final will take place on 23 May with the respective semi finals being scheduled for 19 and 21 May. However, a decision regarding …

Austria: Conchita Wurst on the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier

Almost two months after her victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the buzz for Conchita Wurst still doesn’t seem to come to an end. Countless concerts, events, interviews and TV appearances have kept her busy during the last few weeks. But now a new facet of Conchita’s career has emerged – modelling! The Eurovision winner has certainly managed to …

2015: Countries can withdraw late without penalty, deadline set

Surprising news from the EBU headquarters – it appears that according to 12points.gr broadcasters have been notified of the deadline for confirming their participation in 2015, and that for the first time should a broadcaster wish to withdraw after these deadlines then no penalty will be imposed on the broadcaster. The EBU has set the deadlines to confirm participation for …

2015: New arena in Vienna?

It’s still being discussed where the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place next year. Previously, three cities have been shortlisted for hosting the event: Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz. We also took a closer look at the candidates. Neu Marx: New hall in Vienna? It seemed like Wiener Stadthalle was eventually the only option left in Vienna. …

Conchita: Eurovision’s new star

Routinely, the Eurovision Song Contest’s winner gets at least a few weeks of exposure and a major hit across the charts of Europe before fading back into silence, perhaps until the next year’s contest or the release of their post-Eurovision album. Granted, in the last few years the winner has gained more and more exposure as the contest’s popularity increases …

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