This is the press release by Markus Tritremmel – OGAE Austria for the fanclub meeting that took place recently. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
On october 19th, for the first time an Eurovision winner entered the stage at an OGAE Austria fanclub meeting. The 1973 winner Anne Marie David was the star and highlight of a great fan’s night at the event-bar “Gugg” in Vienna. Anne Marie David impressed during her 45-minutes concert, performing of course her Eurovision classics “Tu Te Reconnaitras” and “Je Suis L’Enfant Soleil” and proved that she hasn’t lost any of her energy and talent 40 years after her victory for Luxembourg.
The second star of the night which was hosted by Reinhard Ehret from OGAE Germany, was Conchita Wurst, who showed up for a surprise appearance. Conchita will represent Austria at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2014. During an interview on stage with OGAE Austria president Markus Tritremmel, Conchita gave the audience a small glimpse of how she will select her song for Copenhagen.
The core of the evening was an Eurovision cover contest, won by Joe Stain with a passionate performance of the song “Fairytale”. Twelve talented OGAE Austria members competed against each other with Eurovision classics, judged and rated by the audience and a special jury, consisting of Anne Marie David, Conchita Wurst, German OGAE president Klaus Woryna and German pop artist Mave O’Rick.
Mave O’Rick also appeared on stage,performing “Du Bist Da” with Anne Marie David for the encore of her set. The German version of her 1973 winning title was revamped and rereleased officially in 2011.
Watch the encore of Anne Marie David and Mave O’Rick:[vsw id=”RL_TWY4OLyU” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]
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