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2015: Speculations about the host duo

According to rumours, ORF has already made its decision regarding the hosts of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest – several Austrian media are speculating about Alice Tumler and Andi Knoll having been chosen to present the huge event in May. Alice Tumler has worked for German-French broadcaster ARTE and only joined the ORF family last year. She was born in …

Austrian NF: Further details & host revealed

  Today the Austrian broadcaster ORF revealed further details regarding their national selection in 2015. As reported before, the singer Anna F. and her manager Alexander Deutsch will be responsible for scouting the acts that will compete in the national final. The artists (bands and solo artists) will be presented in three prerecorded shows and one live show. The first …

Conchita Wurst gears up for releasing ‘Heroes’

Three days ago we reported about Conchita Wurst’s plans to release her new single on 8 November. Now a few more details have been revealed. The title of Conchita’s new song will be Heroes. Fans of the Eurovision winner can already brace themselves for something completely different to Rise Like a Phoenix. “I was surprised by the fact that I …

Conchita Wurst: New single in November

Conchita Wurst, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, surely hasn’t had an uneventful life since her triumph in Copenhagen – concerts, photo shootings, fashion shows, voice acting and even a visit to the European Parliament have all been part of her busy schedule these days. But there’s one thing we’ve all been waiting for: new music. This is …

Conchita Wurst sang for the European Parliament

Today the parliament of the European Union had a very special guest: No less than Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst! Her programme in Brussels included a press conference as well as a concert in front of the parliament building. Conchita was originally invited by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek from the Austrian Greens. She got approval from members of four …

Conchita Wurst to become… an owl!

After launching her music as well as fashion career, the Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst is now taking up yet another field of work: voice acting! A few hours ago, the Austrian singer announced on her official Facebook page that she will be featured in the German version of the film The Penguins of Madagascar. Conchita will lend her voice …

2015: Tickets to go on sale in mid-November

The Austrian broadcaster ORF announced that the first batch of Eurovision tickets will go on sale in mid-November. Despite dubious sites already trying to sell tickets for exorbitant prices, Pius Strobl, the event manager of ESC 2015, confirmed that those offers are definitely not trustworthy. “At this point no one is able claim that they can get a ticket for …

Video: Conchita takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After being nominated by Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, reigning Eurovision champion Conchita Wurst has uploaded her attempt at the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral campaign aiming to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Watch the video below: [vsw id=”mX95KR0JRvI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] For more information on ALS and to donate to the cause, go to www.alsa.org

Alternative Austria? My 5 picks for host entry

The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board, its readers, or any other person, entity, or organization. The preparations for 2015 are in full swing and no broadcaster seems more prepared for the challenge of 2015 than ORF of Austria. Surprising? …

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