Vienna Philharmonic to Open Eurovision 2015

A still from the opening video for Eurovision 2015

A still from the opening video for Eurovision 2015

It was announced earlier this week what the opening act of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will entail. The 2015 ceremony will kick off with a video from Schonbrunn Palace of Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra playing the music of Mozart and Beethoven.

The video will then journey to a number of beautiful land and cityscapes throughout Austria accompanied by specially composed music from David Bronner and meeting hundreds of local people along the way. We will then be taken full circle and back to the host city, Vienna and venue Wiener Stadthalle where this year’s artwork ‘The Sphere’ will float above. The Sphere will change throughout the night’s proceedings, taken a number of different forms.

Is Red Bull likely to feature in the opening clip?

Is Red Bull likely to feature in the opening clip?

We will then be treated to a song from Udo Jurgens who was Austria’s first ever Eurovision winner with his song ‘Mercie Cherie’.

What do you make of Vienna’s plans for the start of Eurovision 2015? How does it compare to previous years? Are you reserving judgment until you’ve seen it or does it have the makings of a great show? Let us know with your comments below!

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