Prior to Copenhagen 2014 there was talks already about an anniversary show to celebrate 60 years of Eurovision. At first we all thought it was going to be in Berlin, when German broadcaster, NDR, expressed their wishes to host a spectacular show.
However it seems that BBC is now the front runner to be organising and producing the 60th anniversary show, with Graham Norton and Petra Mede as rumoured hosts for the night.
Graham Horton has commentated for the BBC ever since Terry Wogan stepped down from the post after Belgrade 2008, and BBC swapped he political mum kings of Wogan for the comedy gold that is Norton. Speaking of comedy, Petra Mede was last seen in Malmo single handily hosting the contest back in 2013. These two are bound to work well together with both their comedic tones and presenting skills.
The last time we had an anniversary show it was held in Copenhagen back in 2005, where it was held in order to find the most popular entry since the birth of the contest back in 1956. The winner of this anniversary was 1974 winner “Waterloo” sung by ABBA for Sweden. The United Kingdom have won the contest a total of Five time, but have seen little success since their last win back in 1997. It could be argued, however, that broadcaster, BBC, have certainly upped their game in the last year when they used the credible BBC Introducing to send Molly with song “Children Of The Universe” and so far for 2015, have announced an open call in order to find the best song to send to Vienna to build a bridge back to the UK and return the crown of Eurovision glory back to British soil. This is definitely a bold move from the BBC, and perhaps they are back in it, to win it.
More details should be coming soon enough as both the EBU and the host broadcaster prepare for this pan European party. Early indications show that we shall be in London, but as this is Eurovision, anything could happen. Stay tuned…