Eurovision 2014

RTE confirm details on their Broadcasting of the Eurovision’s 60th Anniversary Concert

RTE - Eurovision 60th Anniversary Concert Details. Photo : RTE

RTE – Eurovision 60th Anniversary Concert Details. Photo : RTE

RTÉ2 to air ‘Eurovision’s Greatest Hits’ anniversary event

RTÉ2 is set to air the upcoming ‘Eurovision’s Greatest Hits’ anniversary event. The broadcaster has conformed to Eurovision Ireland the following.

“To mark the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, RTÉ2 is set to showcase some of the most memorable songs in the competition’s history.

London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith will roll out the red carpet for Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, an event which will feature an array of iconic performances from throughout the Eurovision Song Contest’s colourful 60 years. The UK’s Eurovision presenter Graham Norton and ESC 2013 host, Sweden’s Petra Mede, will co-host the show, which, as well as featuring a number of both classic and contemporary acts, will also feature surprise guests.

Bill Malone, Channel Controller RTÉ2, said: “Ireland and Irish audiences have always had a very special relationship with the Eurovision and we are delighted to be able to bring our viewers this massive 60th anniversary concert.”

Reigning Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will perform Austria’s winning song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Also joining Conchita on the night will be Swedish pop Group Herreys, who won the 1984 competition with the song “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and completing the first three confirmed acts is Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in the 2001 contest and will once again sing “Je n’ai que mon âme.” More names will be announced in the coming days.

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be broadcast throughout Europe, and beyond, on Easter weekend.

Host Graham Norton says: “I love Eurovision and am honoured to be co-hosting this special show. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 60 years of the greatest song contest in the world!” Host Petra Mede says: “I am so looking forward to participating in this concert, this true celebration of a contest that has been a part of, not only my, but so many people´s lives. And it is an honour to co-host the show with Graham, who is fast becoming a Eurovision legend himself.”

Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, says: “Over the last 60 years, the Eurovision Song Contest has become a true European institution that has led the way in TV entertainment.”


Source : RTE

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