Austrian broadcaster ORF has confirmed the sad news that former Eurovision-winner Udo Jürgens has passed away at the age of 80. The singer of the winning entry “Merci Cherie” in 1966 died because of a heart attack during a walk outside.
The Ottakringer Brewery will be the venue for the Euroclub in Vienna, being the meeting point for journalists and members of all delegations during the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. At the brewery the artists can also promote their entries there with their performances.
Austrian national broadcaster ORF has revealed the location for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Eurovillage. Eurovision fans, accredited journalists, singers, artists, delegations and guests will be welcome in Vienna’s Rathausplatz between the 17th and 23rd of May.
Host country Austria has announced the names and song titles of the 16 candidates which are trying to become the successor of Conchita Wurst, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen this year.
In this new rubric at ESC Daily, we will take a look at next years Eurovision Song Contest. What can we expect from each participating country? In today’s preview we will feature the plans in Austria.
Want to be part of the world’s greatest music event? You can! ORF, the Host Broadcaster of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest has launched their search for volunteers for the event.
Important dates concerning the contest were announced Tuesday morning in a press conference with ORF-General Alexander Wrabetz and Mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ). The news they had to share ranged from ticket sales to the Head of Delegation meeting in March.
Austrian broadcaster ORF has announced the preselection dates for the national final to be held in mid-March. The televised search will begin on 20th February and the new representative for Eurovision 2015 will be chosen on 13th March in a split vote.
Austria is being serious in its attempt to get a consecutive win on home soil next year in Vienna. The Austrian national final will consist of four prime time shows in February, with some of the country’s most successful musicians involved in the casting process.
“Building Bridges” will be the slogan of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. That has just been revealed by both the EBU and the ORF.