We brought you the news many months ago that the BBC would be hosting the Eurovision’s 60th Anniversary Concert this year.
The news was officially confirmed last week – via ORF – than you Vienna and now the details of the show are emerging plus those ALL IMPORTANT ticket details.
Firstly the show will be called ‘Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits’ and it will be held in London.
The show will be held in London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on the 31st of March. A vast number of classic Eurovision songs and performances will make an appearance. This will be a celebration of the fact that Eurovision is 60 years young this year.
Tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits will go on sale at 11.15 (CET) on the 6th of February from Eurovision.tv (international sales) and the BBC’s Eurovision website (UK sales)
The show will be shown in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The show will be Executive Produced by Guy Freeman (UK Head of delegation) and directed by Geoff Posner.
Confirmed Acts and Hosts
3 acts are already confirmed to participate and they include 2 Eurovision Winners.
First up is of course Conchita Wurst who will perform her song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’. Then we have the 1984 Eurovision winners Herreys from Sweden. They will of course be wearing their golden boots and giving us a blast from the past with ‘Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Ley’. The final act confirmed for the moment will be Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in 2001 with ‘Je N’ai Que Mon Âme’.
Your hosts for the night will be the BBC Eurovision commentator Graham Norton and the 2013 Eurovision host Petra Mede. All we say is PLEASE BBC ask Linda Martin to sing at the show as we could imagine that Petra and Linda have some unresolved business “I recognise a Drag Queen when I see one”.
So are you going? Will this get you in the mood for Eurovision 2015? What songs would you like to hear from Eurovision’s past? Let us know.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision.tv