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Eurovision 2015 jury members announced

The EBU has just announced the names of the professional juries which will be responsible for 50% of this year’s Eurovision result. Each country’s jury is made up of 5 music industry professionals. Their individual rankings for all shows will be published right after the grand final. Juries are supposed to be balanced in terms of age, gender and background. …

EBU to release special anniversary album

Listings for an album celebrating Eurovision’s 60 years of music has appeared on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, with the album being set for release on May 4th. The release will feature 44 of the best loved and most famous Eurovision songs from the past 60 years, including incumbent winner Conchita Wurst, and you can see the track lists and …

1.89 million watch Eurovision’s Greatest Hits in UK

1.89 million people are understood to have watched Eurovision’s Greatest Hits when it aired last night on BBC One. The average figure would mean 9.5% of the total market share watching on Friday night tuned in to see the BBC’s 60th anniversary spectacle, featuring the likes of Lordi, Johnny Logan, Dana International and Conchita Wurst. The concert peaked at 2.12 …

TONIGHT: Eurovision’s Greatest Hits

Tonight sees some of the contest’s greatest performers take to the United Kingdom’s capital for a one-off celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest’s 60th anniversary! The show will be taking place tonight at the London Hammersmith Apollo with 15 acts singing tonight. The special celebration is being hosted by the BBC in conjunction with the EBU. Graham Norton and Petra …

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits: Lineup complete, tickets sell out in minutes

The BBC has today completed the lineup of the EBU’s 60th anniversary special, set to take place on 31st March 2015. Loreen, Dana International, Brotherhood of Man and Dima Bilan are set to join the already lucrative lineup of stars from Eurovision’s past and present in a celebratory show at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Following the announcement tickets …

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits: Latest acts announced

The BBC has announced four more acts set to perform in London on March 31st. Rosa López of Spain, Ireland’s legendary Johnny Logan, Denmark’s second winners The Olsen Brothers and Luxembourg’s Anne-Marie David will join the likes of Lordi, Conchita and Emmelie de Forest at the concert, which is being broadcast by more than 20 countries worldwide. The full list …

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits: 3 countries decline to show celebration

Three countries have already announced their intention not to show the BBC’s celebration of 60 years of Eurovision, with a further broadcaster still very much undecided on whether it will show the special programme. Netherlands’ AVROTROS, Luxembourg’s RTL and Ukraine’s NTU will not show the programme, being hosted on March 31st in London, United Kingdom. The latter two may not …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Conchita’s victory amongst most searched on Google in 2014

The story of Conchita Wurst and her victory has made it to be one of the most searched of 2014 according to Google Insights. The multinational search engine corporation has compiled a list of the most searched-for stories and people of 2014 with our very own Eurovision winner and the contest itself racking up 120 million hits on the website. …

2015: Greece definitely joins

Good news from Greece: The broadcaster NERIT has officially been accepted as active member of the European Broadcasting Union and is therefore eligible to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. As previously reported, the participation of Greece was dependent on whether their new broadcaster would be accepted by the General Assembly as an active member of the EBU. In …

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