The reigning Eurovision champion, Netta is set to embark on a whistle stop tour of Europe next month. The ‘Toy’ singer posted dates of the tour on Twitter earlier this afternoon.
This year’s host nation the Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced a Eurovision first today when it revealed that there will be not one, not two, or three but four female presenters at the helm of the 2018 Contest.
Earlier this week Portuguese broadcaster RTP revealed the branding for the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Along with a series of nautical images including seaweed, jellyfish, waves and shell, they unveiled that the slogan for Eurovision 2018 would be ‘All Aboard!’.
SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster revealed earlier today that the Eurovision hosts for 2016 will be reigning champion Mans Zelmerlow and 2013 host Petra Mede. The announcement didn’t come as much of a shock, as bookies had the duo down as odds on favourite to host the contest since Sweden won in Vienna in May.
Following a successful stint in 2015, Australia will return to Eurovision in 2016. The announcement was made on 17th November after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) came to the decision in conjunction with Australian national broadcasters SBS.
This year I was lucky enough to be one of the many Eurovision fans traveling to Vienna for the Eurovision Song Contest. On arrival myself and my companions were intrigued by the activities that the city had put on as part of the Eurovision celebrations. There was live music and live screenings at the Rathaus, quizzes, Conchita lookalike competitions and a number of exhibitions including one at the Vienna’s House of Music which celebrated 60 years of the Austrian entries in video clips and memorabilia. The MuseumQuartier even transformed their seating area in the courtyard to have benches that represented each of the participating countries in the contest (Ireland’s was the only one to have a roof, probably to highlight our pleasant climate!) The exhibition however that intrigued us the most was the ‘Nul Pointer’ exhibition at the Leopold Museum.
The final result for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 is in and some countries will be disappointed that the didn’t do as well as they expected. In fact Austria’s The MakeMakes and Ann Sophie from Germany not only finished in dead last but they will also join the exclusive club of songs to have scored no points at all.
The running order for the final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed. The 27 acts made up of the ten qualifying acts from Tuesday’s Semi Final One, Thursday’s Semi Final Two, the Big Five, hosts Austria and newcomers Australia will compete on Saturday night to determine this year’s winner. Read on to find out the complete running order.