It looks like the hosts for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest have been chosen. According to today’s issue of the magazine TV Media, Alice Tumler and Mirjam Weichselbraun will get the privilege to host the major event in May. However, this hasn’t been confirmed or commented on by ORF.
Alice Tumler is relatively new to the ORF family – she joined the broadcaster in 2013 and hosted two seasons of the talent show Die Große Chance and other shows since then. She also works for the French/German broadcaster ARTE. Apart from her native languages German and French, she also speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Mirjam Weichselbraun is probably the most famous TV show host in Austria at the moment. She has hosted countless shows for ORF as well as several German broadcasters. Besides hosting, she has also established an acting career in the last few years. One thing is for sure already: Weichselbraun will also host the four shows of the Austrian preselection for Eurovision 2015.
According to the TV Media article, it is still unclear whether Conchita Wurst will be involved. She has mentioned in several interviews that she wants to do the green room interviews – which therefore seems to be a likely scenario. She also said that she doesn’t want to take on the main job as a host.
Previously there were rumours according to which Alice Tumler would host the shows together with the long-standing ESC commentator Andi Knoll – yesterday he announced on his Facebook page that he will stick to his usual job in the commentator’s booth.
ESC United will keep you updated and let you know as soon as we know more regarding the Eurovision 2015 hosts!
Source: Die Presse • Picture courtesy: Chris Singer, imago stock&people
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December 19, 2014 at 10:35
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December 17, 2014 at 12:00
Not a bad comination if it comes to pass. We had 2 male presenters in Copenhagen so why not 2 female presenters in Vienna. It is also something new for the Eurovision Song Contest, as we have never had a female duo host ESC. (We had in JESC 2006 but that’s about it.) So I’m very excited for the Austrian, female equivalent to Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbaek.
By the way, I am surprised we didn’t have much speculation about the hosts last year like in 2013 when we were all saying it would be Sarah Dawn Finer. It turned out to be Petra Mede.
December 17, 2014 at 10:55
wooow good choice i like this very much !!